Discovering La Famiglia: Finding Your Family in Italian Civil Marriage Records (Part 6)

Last month we started exploring Italian civil marriage records and now we are ready to do a deep dive into translating one. The format and availability of a civil marriage record will vary from village to village depending upon the time period of the marriage and what information the local registrar chose to include. The Atto di Matromoni (Act of Marriage) record will normally be pre-printed but you may encounter records that are completely handwritten. If the genealogy fairy is smiling upon you, all of your ancestors’ marriage records will be of the preprinted format!


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