Calabria, Italy and its Genealogy, History, Culture and Language

Letter to Stato Civile - Request Civil Vital Records

Draft a letter to the Stato Civile of your town of interest to request information contained in civil vital records.

About this letter:

  • It is addressed to the archivist in the town of particular interest to the researcher.
  • Do not send payment until/unless they request it.
    • For all payments you must send a cashiers check from a bank drafted in euros. No other currency will be accepted.
    • Please allow a little extra in the amount to offset their cost in cashing it in.
  • With your letter, include a self-addressed, un-stamped envelope.
    • Send all of your letters registered post.


Fill in/select the appropriate information in the spaces below, then click the Translate button. The letter will then be translated and shown to you. Be sure to print it and then send via normal postal mail.


Ufficio dello Stato Civile
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Dear Gentlemen,

My name is [your name], and I live at the above-stated address. I am searching for information regarding my , in the commune of [town name]. I am requesting this information to find out more about my family, and to find my relatives who remained in Italy.

I would be very grateful if you could mail me the for [ancestors name] on non-legal paper.  .   He/She married .

I thank you beforehand for your kindness and efficiency, and I ask you to charge me for the postal expenses and for the certificates.

[your name]