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: