Surnames/tags: France Sources french_roots
This is a list of genealogical resources for France.
Departmental and Municipal Archives
These sites provide access to numerized records for parish registers (baptisms, marriages, burials until 1793) and civil registration records (births, marriages, deaths, divorces) since 1793. Each departement has its own site. Availability changes with each department.
For more details on the organization of French departmental archives and how to use them, see the How to use French Departmental Archives page.
See also this list at guide-genealogie.com.
Departments (Archives Départementales)
- Fichier Origine-This site provides information on many of the pioneers to Quebec. Many of the entries offer details of the respective families and can help extend genealogical research back to France.
- Napoleon.org: The Republican Calendar-This site provides an explanation of the Republican/Revolutionary calendar, a convenient calculator to convert Republican dates to Gregorian and vice versa, as well as a link to a PDF with every day of the year with its Republican name.
- Projet Familles Parisiennes Provides a range of tools for research in Paris before 1860, including a database of notarial archives.
- Base Léonore The Léonore database provides acces to the files of Légion d'honneur recipients.
- SGA Mémoire des hommes site from Ministry of Defense with resources on recent French military history, including a database of over 1.4 million French soldiers killed during World War I.
- Archives Nationales Home of the French National Archives. Hosts lots of documents including notarial archives.
- Geneanum Naturalizations Database of persons who have received French nationality.
- The French Genealogy Blog An English language blog that comprehensively covers French genealogy. It often provides updates on additions made to the online archives.
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