State Archives of Lucca
Status of digitization activities
El Civil Registry files from the Principate of Lucca (1807-1814) holds the duplicates of the birth, marriage and death certificates issued by Lucca, Massa and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
The recruitment archives are the following: Recruitment Office, which contains the list of recruits of this province born between 1833 and 1923 called to the recruitment examination; Captaincy of Viareggio – Recruitment Office holds the recruitment lists of the Navy for the classes between 1901 and 1985. The Recruitment Lists from 1924 and the next classes are hold at the Florence State Archive.
Recruitment number and military draw number
The draft cards series of the classes of 1844-1888, is available for consultation at the Pisa State Archive; the institute of Lucca holds the draft cards of the Luccan recruits born between 1913 and 1940.
The Institute has created recently a database available for consultation by the general public, in which the names taken from the Lucca Extraction lists (1880-1890) and the Garfagnana (1875-1890) have been gathered. An additional database that includes the names of the dead, taken from the registries of the “alienated” series of the Procura della Repubblica di Lucca is available for consultation by the users.