From most towns in Italy, the civil records from 1809 to 1910 have been made available by the LDS. These records include births, marriages, banns, deaths, and sometimes “processetti.” I have transcribed some of these records and they are all available to you here! For some towns, I have only indexed the records, with selected transcriptions. Feel free to request a copy of the record image and I’m happy to email that to you.
Click HERE for the full Pescara database for the records I’ve indexed so far. You’ll have to log in with the following information:
It will bring you to the NATI INDEX, where you can search births. If you’d like to search marriages, click MATRIMONII and then MATRIMONII INDEX.
To search an index, just click the magnifying glass on the top right, and fill in any of the fields that you’re looking for (e.g. last name, first name, comune, year, etc.). Note that if you enter a term into more than one field, it will show records that meet ALL those criteria, not just one of them. A more detailed guide for using the database can be found here.
For more info about the comuni in Pescara that I’m researching, see the pages below:
A note about “banns”: wedding notifications (notificazioni/pubblicazioni) were posted twice leading up to the marriage to see if there was any opposition to the marriage. This happened in the hometowns of the bride and groom, if they weren’t from the same town. If the marriage occurred in a different town, I included the banns here separately under “Banns”. If the marriage occurred in the same town as the banns, I included the date of the notifications in the marriage record under “Matrimonii”.
A note about “processetti”: When folks got married, they would put together a set of records, which can prove extremely useful. They included birth records for the bride and groom as well as death records for the parents if they were not present at the time of marriage. If the father of one of the spouses was deceased, they often included the death record of the father’s father. The fact that they included so many records in the processetti makes them extremely useful in making connections between individuals and tracing the family back a generation or two.