' Nardo Bonomi כתב Italian Resources for Jewish Genealogy מדריך לחיפוש שורשים במאגר הנתונים של העם היהודי.
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במבוא הוא כתב:
"Italy has a very important role in Jewish history and genealogy: it is located centrally on the Mediterranean sea and serves as an important crossroad and an intersection between North and South, East and West, Sephardic and Ashkenazi culture.
Unfortunately, although Italy is very rich in genealogical records and resources, there is no centrally located source.
Although some books and publications speak about "Vital Record Centers", no one specific place exists. There has not been much interest in genealogical research and there is no central collection of civil, religious, administrative and military records for genealogical purposes. However, there are numerous places in which such records do exist.
The way the Jewish community referred to itself changed over time. Until the middle of the 19th century, the Jewish Communities were called "Nazione Ebrea", "Governo della Nazione Ebrea", "Nazione Israelitica", etc. Then the terms "Universita' Israelitica", "Universita' degli ebrei" came into use. In the 1930's, the name "Comunita' Israelitica" was introduced.
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In starting out, it is important to realize that surnames may vary in spelling, and to attempt to identify the original Italian spelling of a family name. It is also important to identify the time and place in which you are looking. family names.
Prior to the 19th century, there was no central system of administration. Until the French occupation (1797-1812), the sources for Jewish genealogy don't have any standard or uniform pattern. From that time until the Unification of Italy (1860-70), there are several different systems of administration for cadasters, fiscal records, censuses, vital records, etc. From the time of Unification to the present, uniform fiscal and administrative systems and nationwide laws have produced standardized archives, libraries, and civil record repositories.
This is a broad outline of the various repositories. As you can see, most of the resources are kept on local level: town archives, archives of the Jewish communities, state archives. For some examples of documents that can be found in these archives, see a page on Jewish documents.