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.

[Your Country]

20 July 2024

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Lookup Town, CAP & Province


Dear Gentlemen,

My name is [your first name] [your last name] , and I live in at the above-stated address. I am searching for information regarding my , for personal genealogical research.

I would be very grateful if you could send me the for [ancestors name] on non-legal paper. in the commune of [town name] .

I thank you in advance for your kindness and efficiency. Please tell me the cost of the certificates and postage. Also, please provide payment instructions. Alternatively, if it is simpler to send the certificates via email, that is preferable.


[your first name] [your last name]

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