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Italian Records and the Unification of Italy

From the beginning of the unified republic in 1866, the Napoleonic system of Civil Vital Records was established throughout the republic, and the town officials were nominated to record all Births, Marriages and Deaths among all population. Then, after Pope Pius IX declared the doctrine of papal infallibility and prohibited all faithful Catholics from participating in the[…]

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The History and Political Division of Italy

Italy is divided politically into twenty regions, which in turn break down into 109 provinces, or 110 if including the Aosta Valley. The following subdivision consists of the Comuni, which are divided into cities, with a structure similar to that of municipalities in Brazil, which are called “COMUNE” (singular) and “COMUNI” (plural). Comune that in Italian has[…]