Thursday, March 29, 2007

French Digitized Records & Online Databases

Les Archives des Alpes-Maritimes (includes the city of Nice) - copies of the actes d'etat civil & ditized copies of old newspapers (la presse ancienne): http://www.cg06.fr/culture/culture-archives.html

Cannes Archives Municipales - birth, marriage and death for over 100 years (etat civil): http://archives.ville-cannes.fr/

Côtes d'Armor Archives Departementales - registres paroissiaux (parish registers) of Côtes d'Armor plus The Cadastre Ancien (land register): http://sallevirtuelle.cotesdarmor.fr/EC/ecx/connexion.aspx

Geneactes some civil records, mostly from 1700s & early 1800s: http://www.geneactes.org/; in English: http://www.geneactes.org/index-en.html

Sarthe Archives Departementales - Parish & civil registers, and Le Cadastre index (land records): http://www.archives.sarthe.com/

Yvelines Archives Departementales - Actes etat civil (birth, marriage and death), recensements de population (census records) and parish registers (registres paroissiaux) for Yvelines and the ancient departement of Seine et Oise: http://www.cg78.fr/archives/


Nice guide to French Genealogy & Family History: http://genealogy.about.com/od/france/

France GenWeb: http://francegenweb.org/

Academic French Studies links: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/frnit/resource.html


If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. - Thomas Jefferson

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