France – Links


Note that the commercial/$ websites mentioned here usually offer some free information or services.

The French Genealogy Blog:  Anne Morddel of The French Genealogy Blog has published a book,French Genealogy from Afar (2013).

French Genealogy & Family History, Includes a tutorial for beginners, a guide to civil registration in France since 1792 and lists of contact information for each of the archives in France and for societies and groups that may be of assistance:

Genealogy of France, Inter-Service des Archives de France, information and links to databases:

Archives de France: Includes notarys’ and naturalization, military records and more.

Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer (Overseas Territories Archives):

France, GenWeb:

La Revue Français de Généalogie, $, includes BMD and some electoral rolls for Paris:

World Vital Records, $:

GeneaNet, includes guide to French records, members’ trees, indexes of French family history societies, French old local newspapers. $:

Guide de genealogie. $

Haute-Marne, France Archives:  Images of original civil registers and census records.

Haute Corse, France Archives, scanned vital records 1793 to 1902, Commons of Upper Corsica :

Genealogical Centre of Haute-Marne, transcriptions of civil and other records:
The second website,  Genealogical Centre of Haute-Marne, main website:

French Republican Calendar, Philippe Chapelin, généalogiste

1804 French Civil Code, translated INto English,the Napoleon Series website:

FamilySearch has more information on researching in France, including 2 courses, one on Beginning Research in France and one on Reading French Handwritten Records:


See also the Archives nationales above.

Légion d’honneur database, 1802- (includes those deceased to 1977):


France, Societies, FamilySearch. Includes related societies, for example, for Huguenot research:

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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