France – Links

GENEALOGY – FRANCE

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

The French Genealogy Blog: http://french-genealogy.typepad.com  Anne Morddel of The French Genealogy Blog has published a book,French Genealogy from Afar (2013).

French Genealogy & Family History, About.com. 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: http://genealogy.about.com/od/france/French_Genealogy_Family_History.htm

Genealogy of France, Inter-Service des Archives de France, information and links to databases: http://www.france-genealogie.fr

Archives de France: http://www.archivesdefrance.culture.gouv.fr Includes notarys’ and naturalization, military records and more.

Archives Nationales d’Outre-Mer (Overseas Territories Archives): http://www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/anom/fr/index.html

France, GenWeb: http://www.francegenweb.org/

La Revue Français de Généalogiehttp://www.rfgenealogie.com/

Ancestry.com, $, includes BMD and some electoral rolls for Paris: http://www.ancestry.com

World Vital Records, $: www.worldvitalrecords.com

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

Guide de genealogie. $ www.guide-genealogie.com/

Haute-Marne, France Archives: http://archives.haute-marne.fr  Images of original civil registers and census records.

Haute Corse, France Archives, scanned vital records 1793 to 1902, Commons of Upper Corsica : http://www.cg2b.fr/site/index.php?page=l-etat-civil-en-ligne

Genealogical Centre of Haute-Marne, transcriptions of civil and other records:
The second website, http://www.actes52.fr/  Genealogical Centre of Haute-Marne, main website: http://www.actes52.fr/52genealogie

French Republican Calendar, Philippe Chapelin, généalogiste  http://www.gefrance.com/calrep/calen.htm

1804 French Civil Code, translated INto English,the Napoleon Series website: http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/government/c_code.html

FamilySearch has more information on researching in France, including 2 courses, one on Beginning Research in France and one on Reading French Handwritten Records: https://familysearch.org/blog/en/searching-french-family-history-records

Military

See also the Archives nationales above.

Légion d’honneur database, 1802- (includes those deceased to 1977): http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentation/leonore/accueil.htm

Societies

France, Societies, FamilySearch. Includes related societies, for example, for Huguenot research: http://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/France_Societies