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Monday, July 16, 2012

Italian Civil Records Awaiting Volunteers

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was just received from our friends at

16 July 2012

Italian Civil Records Awaiting Volunteers
FamilySearch launched a historic partnership with the National Archives of Italy in December 2011 to digitally preserve and index its civil registration records (birth, marriage, and death) for all states from 1802 to 1940. Since the project launch more than 24 million images have been published, and 4 million names have been made searchable on
But there are 115 million historic Italian documents with over 500 million names remaining to index and publish. Tens of thousands of volunteers are needed. To meet this opportunity, FamilySearch is requesting help from indexers and arbitrators who speak or read Italian or a closely related language, such as Spanish, or who are willing to learn a handful of simple Italian words and phrases to help facilitate the initiative.
Descendants of Italians and Italy historic and genealogy societies are especially invited to participate to help accelerate the publication of this valuable record set. Interested individuals, societies, or groups should visit to learn more. To search the completed Italian records online and to learn more about reading Italian records, visit
Current and Completed Projects
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New Projects Added
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3E]
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3G]
  • Danmark—Borgerlige Ægteskabsbøger, 1923–1961
  • Ecuador, Cuenca—Registros Parroquiales, 1786–1954
  • España, Ávila, Arevalo—Registros Parroquiales, 1550–1930 [Parte 2]
  • Ghana—Census, 1982–1984 [Part 5]
  • Guatemala—Nacimientos Civiles, 1800–1900 [Parte C]
  • Italia, L'Aquila e Rieti—Stato Civile, 1809–1828 [Parte 1]
  • Nicaragua, Chontales—Registros Civiles, 1879–1984 [Parte B]
  • Philippines, Pangasinan—Civil Registration, 1946–1965
  • Sverige, Gävleborg—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]
  • Sverige, Västmanland—Kyrkoböcker, till 1860 [Del 1]
  • US, California, San Francisco—Registration Affidavits of Alien Enemies, 1918
  • US, Colorado WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917–1918 [Part 4]
  • US, Colorado WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917–1918 [Part 4]
  • US (Community Project), California, Northern—Naturalization Index, 1860–1989
  • US (Community Project)—Index to Passenger Lists at Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, 1820–1874
  • US (Community Project), Louisiana, New Orleans—Passenger Lists, 1903–1945
  • US (Community Project), Massachusetts, Boston—Passenger Lists, 1820–1891 [Part A]
  • US (Community Project), New York—Passenger Lists, 1875–1891
  • US, Guam—1940 Federal Census
  • US, New Jersey—1940 Federal Census [Part A]
  • US, Panama Canal Zone—1940 Federal Census
  • US, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia—Passenger Lists, 1800–1882 [Part A]
  • US, Virgin Islands—1940 Federal Census
View the FamilySearch projects page to see the full list of available projects and to learn more about how to participate in various projects.
Recently Completed Projects
Note: Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process. They will be published at in the near future. 
  • Brasil, Rio de Janeiro—Cartões de Imigração, 1900–1965 [Parte 3A]
  • Ireland—Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858–1920
  • Italia, Provincia di Vicenza—Registri Parrocchiali 1597–1937
  • Norway—1875 Federal Census [Part E]
  • Philippines, Lingayen-Dagupanâ—Registros Parroquiales 1615–1982 [Part 2]
  • U.S., Arkansas—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., District of Columbia—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Minnesota—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Missouri—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Missouri—1940 Federal Census [Part A]
  • U.S., Nebraska—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., New Mexico—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., New York—1940 Federal Census
  • U.S., Ohio—Tax Records, 1800–1850 [Part 6]
  • U.S., Rhode Island—1940 Federal Census
  • Украина, Киев—Метрические книги русской православной церкви, 1846–1848 [Часть Б]
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