The sources for genealogical research held by State Archives

n the area of the administration of the italian archives, the State Archives, articulated in a provincial basis, represent the most important institutions for preservation and valorization of the public documents of the State. These Archives preserve:

  • the italian State Archives before the Unification of Italy;
  • the documents of the courts and administrative offices (either local and central branches) that are no longer needed;
  • all other archives and individual documents, both public and private, which the State owns or has received as gifts or on deposit, such as archives of families, companies, religious corporations and non-state public bodies.

The State Archives hold many private and public sources that are essential to the genealogical research and the History of some families and persons. The main sources are:

In the Explore Archives section, you can find information on the documentation kept in each State Archive regarding civil status, conscription lists, matriculation sheets and rolls and references to any databases.