State Archives of Venice
Status of digitization activities
The State Archives of Venezia preserve the Civil Registry of Venezia (1806-1815) fund, which collects the birth, marriage and death registers introduced in the department (territorial order of the Napoleonic era) with the Napoleonic decree activating the civil status offices in the municipalities, which remained in operation until 1815. From this date, until the introduction of the Italian state regulation, the functions of civil registrar revert to the parish priests. The search for sources for the period 1815-1870 must therefore be conducted in the diocese and parishes in the area.
The archival fonds relating to the draft are:
Venezia Province Recruitment Office, registers of conscription lists of the province of Venezia, complete from the class of 1842 to 1948, with some earlier registers as far back as 1825. Described in inventory 557 (computerised instrument updated in 2019).
An online database is available in which the Institute has worked with smart working projects, which currently covers the years of birth from 1855 to 1895 (more than 156,000 names): https://leva.archiviodistatovenezia.it/
Chioggia Harbormaster. Sea Lever Office, 1889 – 1944, Sea Lever Lists series, collects the sea conscription lists of the Chioggia maritime compartment. Described in inventory 579 (2020 computerised instrument).
Venezia Harbormaster. Sea Lever Office, 1901 – 1944, Sea Lever Lists series, collects the sea conscription lists of the Venezia maritime compartment. Described in Inventory 580 (2020 computerised instrument).
Recruitment number and military draw number
Military district of Venezia, military records series (classes 1873 – 1899)
Headings – described in inventory 562 (2017 computerised instrument)
Role registers – described in inventory 544 (2011 computerised instrument).
The registers are generally in a good state of preservation in the Venezia – Frari depository. They are the subject of a digitisation project.
Military district of Venezia, series matriculation files, Headings (classes 1900 – 1947). The headings provide the conscript’s matriculation number, but the presence of the relevant role/matriculation file within the preserved documentation is not automatic.
Military District of Venezia, series of matriculate files (western or lower province) (born 1900 – 1946). The registers are generally in a good state of conservation in the Mestre warehouse.
Military District of Venezia, series of matriculate files (eastern province) (born in 1896 – 1899, and 1906 – 1924, and 1946 – 1951 plus files grouped for different reasons and belonging to different classes, from 1850 to 1945). The registers are generally in a good state of conservation in the Mestre warehouse.
Military District of Venezia, NCO matricular files series (classes 1884 – 1950). Without description tool.
The institute has developed a database of military service lists available online at: https://leva.archiviodistatovenezia.it/