Category: France Genealogy Resources

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  • Church records for many churches in Alsace and Lorraine were microfilmed by the LDS and are available in their Family History Centers and at their Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The records for Alsace are written in Old German Script on vellum using quill pens and iron gall ink, and are hard to read even if you know some German. Some of these records may have been indexed by LDS church members. Search for the surnames you are interested in at [| LDS Family] before ordering microfilms of the original documents.
  • Many pre-Revolutionary records from Alsace are online in French, researched by Mr. Dieter Ott at [| Ott dot Fr]
  • The French Republic began Civil Registration in 1792, and these were updated every ten years for birth, marriage and death. Major French cities like Paris and Strasborg have Archives with the original data, and much of it is also online.
  • Some French cemeteries have been cataloged and or photographed online at sites like [| Findagrave ]. You may wish to contact the profile managers of each entry to verify accuracy of data and biographies.

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