Each image is accompanied by its respective archival description which gives the name of the institution where the original is stored, the collection , the type of record (birth, marriage, death, and so forth), along with the location, the date, and the file number or the envelope reference, where available.
At the same time, the portal allows for the progressive indexing of the names of persons shown in the individual records in the section Trova i Nomi (Find Names). The database of names will become bigger and it is planned that volunteers (all those who use The Portal) could contribute by writing to us at email@example.com.
Those interested can find more information in the section Il territorio e le fonti" (The Territory and the Sources) that lists the civil document collections which are stored at each separate institute. In this same section one can find the lists of military records, also useful for genealogical research, for which several state archives have built databases over recent years; all of which are searchable on line and can be used internally in the archives’ reading rooms. Interested parties can also find professional assistance to proceed further in their research, extending it to other resources such as notary records, cadastral records, etc.
Other information that is useful to research:
How to do genealogical research
The documentary sources of the state archives for genealogical research