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Italian Census?

Postby Sirena » 18 Mar 2008, 22:21

Was there an equivalent of the census in Italy during the period of 1850-1900?

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Re: Italian Census?

Postby Tamberino » 19 Mar 2008, 04:56

Yes and no. Italy wasn't a unified country until 1861. most records were done by each town.

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Postby Tamberino » 19 Mar 2008, 05:07

the first census of Italy was taken in 1871. Since then, a census has been taken every 10 years.

You will generally find more complete family information in censuses taken from 1911 to the present. The censuses contain the following information:

* 1871–1901. These censuses are of limited use and are not uniform in content. In most regions, the census named only the head of household, his occupation, and the number of persons in the house.
* 1911 and later. These censuses list the names, ages, occupations, relationships to the head of the household, and birthplaces of each member of a household.

Use census information with caution, however, since the information may have been given to a census taker by any member of the family or a neighbor. Some information may have been incorrect or deliberately falsified.

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Re: Italian Census?

Postby Sirena » 19 Mar 2008, 14:27

That's very interesting and helpful. thank you

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Re: Italian Census?

Postby ChrisMosca » 19 Mar 2008, 22:46

how can we obtain copies of these census?
Looking for the surnames Mosca( Marches ), Pizzoglio (Piedmonte), Chiacchiera, Lobasso(Bari), Gallo(Malvito), Azzolina (Messina).

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Re: Italian Census?

Postby Neisey » 19 Mar 2008, 22:58

Chris....you didn't happen to ever live in Burbank, California, did you?

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Re: Italian Census?

Postby Tamberino » 19 Mar 2008, 22:58

You could probably get them from the Mormons. Find the nearest family center to you and you could view it on micro-film. But as you read before, these aren't all that accurate


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