Translation of marriage certificate 1859

Marriage Certificate from 1859   The year one thousand eight hundred and ………………..  The ……. of month of ……………… at the hour of……………… before us ……………………………….(Name of Mayor),  and officials of the Civil State of ………………..(Name of town), district of…………………… Province of …………………..   They declared in City Hall ……………………………..(name of Groom), of the age … Continue reading

Translation of Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate Note:  the translation is not literal in parts, I have attempted to make the words make sense to you.  Number Of the year one thousand eight hundred …………………………………. the …………………..of the month of ……………………………………….. at the hour of …………………………before us…………………………….. and the office of the Civil Status of the city of……………………………. District of … Continue reading

Italian Research

  In 1809 when Napoleon conquered Italy he instituted Civil Registration.  The birth, marriage and death records had previously been maintained by the Catholic Church.  To differentiate between the numerous Giuseppe’s and Maria’s he made a law that for administration purposes a child could not be given the same name as the father.  In addition … Continue reading