By clicking this link, you can look through the searchable archives of many Italian towns for records pertaining to your Italian dual citizenship application. You can find records put online by the archives in Agrigento, Arezzo, Ascoli Piceno, Asti, Bari, Benevento, Bergamo, Brescia, Caltanissetta, Campobasso, Catanzaro, Chieti, Como, Cremona, Cuneo, Enna, Firenze, Forlì, Genova, Grosseto, Imperia, Imperia sezione di San Remo, Imperia sezione di Ventimiglia, L'Aquila, La Spezia, Lucca, Macerata, Mantova, Messina, Modena, Napoli, Pesaro, Pesaro sezione di Fano, Pesaro sezione di Urbino, Pescara, Potenza, Prato, Ragusa, Reggio Calabria, Rieti, Roma, Savona, Taranto, Torino, Trapani, Treviso, Udine, Venezia, and Viterbo.
Of course, not all records are online and it is sometimes tedious to sift through records by town and year (and then by type, including birth, marriage and death), but you might be able to find some real gems. The documents are all scanned and clearly labeled.
For those that speak Italian, this is also a really interesting peek into how the Italian language has evolved over time and how names have changed throughout history. For example, I searched for records in the town of Ribera in the province of Agrigento, where part of my family comes from. It was interesting to see that Agrigento was once called “Girgenti.”
What are some records that you can find in this online archive? Have you been able to see anything interesting? Let us know.