State Archives of Ravenna, Faenza section


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Civil registry

The Faenza Section of the State Archive holds the City Registries of Faenza (1797-1815) Granarolo (1806-1815), Sarna (1805-1808) and Pergola (1805-1808). The file Faenza – Modern Archive contains city registries with population indexes from the city and its county in 1812.

Online sources

The Ravenna State Archives – Faenza section, has created a database containing the 1812 Napoleonic census of Faenza, in which anagraphic information is collected (date and place of birth, father’s name, mother’s surname and name, profession, family relations). There are currently 29,465 cards, sorted alphabetically by surname, but it is possible to search in each of the fields present. Of each card it is possible to view the digitised original.

Other sources in the archive

In the Faenza Section the local orphanage series (from 1803 to 1938) are gathered in the following archives: Ospedale S. Maria della Misericordia (later known as Brefotrofio provinciale degli esposti) and Ente Comunale Assistenza e altre opere pie raggruppate di Faenza.

Archival heritage