Research of personal records

Research of personal records prior to 1770 must be conducted at the parochial archives, preferably starting with the date of birth and the parish.

For personal records (birth, wedding and death dates), for Milan and districts of the Ambrosian Diocese:

  • from 1779 to 1865: records are conserved at the Archivio storico diocesano, via San Calimero 13 - 20122 Milan, tel. (+39)0258499801, e-mail:;
  • from 1866 to the present: each town holds the records for its citizens. For the Municipality of Milan (and the so-called "aggregate districts" such as Affori, Greco, Bovisa, etc.):
    • records conserved at the Archivio Storico Civico, Castello Sforzesco, Cortile della Rocchetta - 20121 Milan:
      births and marriages from 1801 to 1865
      deaths from 1803 to 1899
    • records conserved at the Comune di Milano - Servizi Anagrafici, via Larga 12 - 20122 Milano):
      births and marriages from 1866 to the present
      deaths from 1900 to the present