... Estratto dai registri degli atti di nascita is a state civil record (they gave you an extract and not a full copy?! ) that a birth occurred. It is not a birth certificate. ...
An Estratto is more accurate than a certificate, and usually you do not need a full copy.
There are 3 different documents: Certificato
, Estratto per riassunto
and Estratto per copia integrale
. They apply to birth, death and marriage.
Let me make an example: Mario Rossi was born on Jan 23, 1863 to Antonio and Maria Verdi. In 1885 Mario changes sex and becomes Rosa, this is annotated on the birth register. Another annotation is made to say that on Aug 22, 1901 Rosa married Giuseppe Bianchi and a third annotation is made to say that Rosa died on Apr 2, 1940.
The Certificato di nascita
will state: "Rosa Rossi was born Jan 23, 1883 to Antonio and Maria Verdi"
The Estratto per riassunto dell'atto di nascita
is a copy of the birth act as it appears in the register, including all the annotations and takes into account the corrections. Basically from this document you will learn that "Rosa Rossi was born Jan 23, 1883 to Antonio and Maria Verdi, she married Giuseppe Bianchi on Aug 22, 1901 and she died on Apr 2, 1940
The Estratto per copia integrale dell'atto di nascita
is a copy word by word of the birth act including all the annotations.
Some times, to save time, they give you a photocopy. From this document you will know that Rosa was a male named Mario when she was born...