How to use our INFOPOINT
To go directly to the database click
1. Click on ‘Search by name’ and
then insert under ‘SURNAME OR FIRST NAME’ one of the names of the person.
Inserting only the letters ‘Franc’ will
be sufficient to yield all surnames and names containing those
letters. This can be useful if you are not sure of the correct
spelling and if the Italian form of a forename has been used for
a non-Italian. In the list of results, click on the appropriate entry.
2. Alternatively, you can search using the mother’s or father’s
names; or by citizenship (use the pulldown list); or by place
of birth (use the Italian form of the name, e.g. Londra for
3. If this search is unsuccessful, you can search
instead by year of birth or death. Go to “SEARCH BY DATE”, choose ‘BIRTH’ or ‘DEATH’ and then enter From Year xxxx January 1 to Year xxxx December 31 and then click on ‘Search’. In the list of results, click on the appropriate entry.
4. Reading a burial record. The record gives you
(1) the person’s details as recorded by the Cemetery at death, (2) the tomb number, (3), the location of the tomb by zone (‘V’ = Vecchia), and (4) a photo of the tomb as it was in 2012. Below the photo, the type of monument and inscription is given, together with the name of others buried in the same tomb. The photo is of the ossuary in the case of someone who has been exhumed or who was never buried in a grave.
5. Under ‘Gravestone’ on the burial
record, the numbers (e.g. S2240) refer to the monuments recorded
in 1984-86 during a survey directed by S.P.Q.Rahtz for the British
School at Rome and the Swedish Institute in Rome (the ‘Graves Database’).
The survey transcribed the inscriptions on the tombs and noted the
form of the tomb. It assigned its own numbers (e.g. S2240) to the
monuments as it recorded them. At http://tei.oucs.ox.ac.uk/pc/ you
can use this database for finding all graves that existed in 1986.
You can search by surname of the deceased, by the year of death or
6. Consistency in the databases. During 2014 the
links between the two databases were improved. For those burials
that have been transferred to ossuaries since 1986, the Graves Database
often gives details, including the inscriptions, of tombs that no
Sources of Reference
There are also some printed
publications that list
people buried in the Cemetery.
These are on sale at the
Cemetery for the price
indicated in euros (postage
and packing extra).
Inge-Lise & Steen
Neergaard. Vi kom fra Danmark:
danske gravsteder på den
ikke-katolske kirkegård. [S.l.]:
Conradianum, 2010. €10.00
Wanda Gasperovič et
al. Testaccio. Il cimitero
acattolico degli stranieri
a Roma. Elenco alfabetico
delle sepolture russe.
San Petroburgo: VIDR,
2000 (in Russian).
and Robert Kim Stevens.
The Protestant Cemetery
of Rome. Baton
Rouge: Oracle Press,
1981 (title on cover:
North American records
in Italy, the Protestant
Cemetery of Rome.) €5.00
Other ‘national’ listings
are underway (2010)
by various researchers.
One of these is a new
project to list all North
Americans buried in the
Cemetery under the auspices
of the Colonial Dames
of America. Offers of
help or information should
be sent to Sharri Whiting
et al. Biographies [of
those buried in the Parte
Antica], in The Protestant
Cemetery in Rome: the "Parte
Antica", edited by
Antonio Menniti Ippolito
and Paolo Vian, Roma: Unione
Internazionale degli Istituti
di Archeologia, Storia
e Storia dell'Arte in Roma,
1989, 281-316. €40.00
Der protestantische Friedhof
oder der Friedhof der
Nichtkatholiken in Rom: "Denen,
die auferstehen werden",