State Archives of Alessandria


Indexing status


Civil registry

LThe Alessandria State Archive holds the Civil Registry files (1804 – 1814) issued by the towns of the Marengo Department, an old Napoleonic division. issued by the towns of the Marengo Department, an old Napoleonic division: Alessandria (and locality Cantalupo, Casalbagliano, Cascinagrossa, Castelceriolo, Castelferro, Lobbi, Mandrogne, Orti/Jardins, Portanuova, Retorto, San Giuliano Nuovo, San Giuliano Vecchio, Piana di San Michele, Spinetta Marengo, Valle delle Grazie/Valmadonna, Valle San Bartolomeo, Villa del Foro); Alluvioni Cambiò (today Alluvioni Piovera); Annone (today Castello d’Annone); Basaluzzo; Bassignana; Borgoratto; Bosco Marengo; Capriata d’Orba; Casal Cermelli; Cassine; Castelferro; Castellazzo Bormida; Castelspina; Cerro Tanaro; Felizzano; Frascaro; Fresonara; Frugarolo; Guazzora; Isola S. Antonio; Masio e Redabue; Montecastello; Oviglio; Pasturana; Pavone; Pecetto; Piovera e Rivellino (today Alluvioni Piovera); Predosa; Quargnento; Quattuordio; Sezzè (today Sezzadio); Solero; Valenza.

The file has an attached inventory, which is available for consultation at the study room.

The Historical Archives of the City of Alexandria, containing the series, is also preserved:

  • Napoleonic civil status (1803 – 1814)
  • Parish registers (1838 – 1865)
  • Birth Lists (1790 – 1865)
  • Population states (1726 – 1828)
  • Population registers (1864 – )

Army census

The Leverage Office fund for the province of Alexandria. (1792 – 1945) mainly includes conscription lists, extraction lists, alphabetical lists (sometimes bound in a large volume, others sometimes consisting of fascicles or small registers each relating to a single municipality grouped in envelopes and divided by year) and summary registers of conscription board decisions relating to municipalities in the province of Alexandria. The Recruitment Lists available in the Archive include data from recruits until the class of 1945.

Recruitment number and military draw number

The Alessandria Province Draft Cards and military records is composed of military records, Draft Cards and lists from the former circumscriptions and military districts of Alessandria, Acqui Terme, Asti, Casale Monferrato e Tortona. All of them cover the classes of 1840-1945. These files are divided in several groups, sometimes subdivided by district (please note that the Acqui and Asti districts reach only the 1870 class), and sometimes by type of file or by military class (the date of birth). Most of the files, despite the absence of a serial number, have some information on the back about the military class, the district and sometimes the draft card number.