Finding Your Family in Italian Census Records

A page from the 1813 census book for the Tuscan city of Arezzo found online in the Ancestors Portal (Atenati Portale). Many of the individuals listed were born well before the start of the 1809 civil registration, thus making it a useful record to add a generation to your family tree. A page from the 1813 census book for the Tuscan city of Arezzo found online in the Ancestors Portal (Atenati Portale). Many of the individuals listed were born well before the start of the 1809 civil registration, thus making it a useful record to add a generation to your family tree.

In previous columns, we explored Italian civil, military and church records. This month, we are going to dig into Italian census records. An interesting aspect of Italian census records is their availability and contents vary based on the history of

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