Friuli in prin is the title chosen for the data bank on the historical registering of families in Friuli. The Friulian language sounded just right – “in prin” suggesting immediately not only the passing of time but also the realisation of changes which have happened. Time and change are after all the two cardinal points for the study of history and the interpretation of the past. Il tempo e il mutamento sono infatti i due cardini dello studio storico e dell’interpretazione del passato.
The project was conceived by the State Archive of Udine to promote the sources of the history of the people. It has been recognised by the President of the Council of Ministers for the quality of service it offers citizens and is financed by law 482/99 concerning the protection of minority languages. Friuli in prin is a data bank which organises registry documents, connects them to people and fixes important biographical events of generations of Friulians who lived between the second half of the 19th century and the 20th century.