Online France Departmental Genealogy Archives

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We cried “Where can we go to get French birth, baptism, marriage, death, military and census records?” And then it was so.

The departmental archives of France went online. A French Genealogy miracle for those researching their French ancestors and genealogical pursuits into France. Parish, civil, military and census records were digitized and uploaded with some still in the process of making them accessible to online researchers. You can find a list of searchable databases here


This is a list of online archives for all departments of France. You will notice numbers after each name. France was divided into “Departments” by the new Republic of France in 1802. There were some exceptions. Paris and her neighboring departments were not, but most were numbered in alphabetical order.

(Before the Revolution, France existed by provinces, as part of the ‘Ancien Régime’ up until 1789)

Each department varies on what is scanned and available for viewing. Some departments will have all types of records; parish, civil, census and military available, while others offer only one or two types of records. Here’s what you will find: Registres Paroissiaux (church records: baptemes, Mariages, Sepulture (burial)- BMS; état civil (civil vital records: naissance (birth), Mariages, décés (death) – BMD; Recensements de population (census); Registres matricules militaires (military enlistments), maps, estates, and much more to browse through

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Ain (01)

Aisne (02)

Allier (03)

Alps-de-Haute-Provence (04)

Haute-Alpes (05)

Alpes-Maritimes (06)

Ardeche (07)

Ardennes (08)

Ariège (09)

Aube (10)

Aude (11)

Aveyron (12)

Bouches-du-Rhône (13)

Calvados (14)

Cantal (15)

Charente (16)

Charente Maritime (17)

Cher (18)

Corrèze (19)

Corse-du-Sud (20-2A)

Haute Corse (20-2B)

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Cote d’Or (21)


Cotes d’ Armor (22)

Access to online images are closed to those living outside of France

  • Cotes d’ Armor Genweb is closed

Creuse (23)

Dordonge (24)

Doubs (25)

Drôme (26)

Eure (27)

Eure et Loire (28)

Finistere (29)

Gard (30)

Haute-Garonne (31)

Gers (32)

Gironde (33)

Herault (34)

Ille-et-Vilaine (35)

Indre (36)

Indre-et-Loire (37)

Isère (38)

Jura (39)

Landes (40)

Loir-et-Cher (41)

Loire (42)

Haute-Loire (43)

Loire Atlantique (44)

Loiret (45)

Lot (46)

Lot-et-Garonne (47)

Lozère (48)

Maine-et-Loire (49)

Manche (50)

Marne (51)

Haute-Marne (52)

Mayenne (53)

Meurthe-et-Moselle (54)

Meuse (55)

Morbihan (56)

Moselle (57)

Nièvre (58)

Nord (59)

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Oise (60)

Orne (61)

Pas-de-Calais (62)

Puy-de-Dôme (63)

Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64)

Hautes-Pyrénées (65)

Pyrénées-Orientales (66)

Bas-Rhin (67)

Haut-Rhin (68)

Rhône (69)

Haute Saône (70)

Saône-et-Loire (71)


Sarthe (72)

Savoie (73)

Haute-Savoie (74)

Paris (75)

Seine-Maritime(76)

Seine-et-Marne (77)

Yvelines (78)

Deux-Sèvres (79)

Somme (80)

Tarn (81)

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Tarn-et-Garonne (82)

Var (83)

VauCluse (84)

Vendeé (85)

Vienne (86)

Haute-Vienne (87)

Vosges (88)

Yonne (89)

Territoire-de-Belfort (90)

Essonne (91)

Hauts-de-Seine (92)

Seine-Saint-Denis (93)

Val-de-Marne (94)

Val d’Oise (95)

Tutorial 7 -Navigating the France Archives