Family Search

FamilySearch is the website run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. They have roughly the same civil records as Antenati. The good news is that they have the records for Verbicaro. There are 2 pieces of “Bad News”. First, they have the records for you to browse, but they are not indexed. You will have to go through the files, image by image, to find what you are looking for. Fortunately for you, I have put together what I call the Index of the Indexes.

Each set of images you view will be from the record books held in the city hall in Verbicaro. You can see some of those books in the picture of me and my family in the Verbicaro office. Most of the books have an index. I have gone through all of the images and located where most of the indexes are. You will still have to browse the images, but the indexes will help you narrow your search.

Now for the second piece of bad news. You can only access the records back to 1866 from home. There are some copyright laws that FamilySearch has to respect in order to have access to the records. If you want to see the images pre-1866, you have to go to your local FamilySearch library.

From the FamilySearch main page, this is the path you take to get to these records.
Search>Catalog>Search by Place>Type in the name “Verbicaro”>Click on “Italy, Cosenza, Verbicaro”>Click on “Italy, Cosenza, Verbicaro – Civil registration ( 1 )”>Click on “Registri dello stato civile di Verbicaro (Cosenza), 1809-1910”. You can then select the film you want to browse. This is where you can use the Index of the Indexes I have attached.