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French Genealogy Records Online - French Databases & Actes Etat Civil

France has a lot of digitized records and genealogical databases available for viewing, browsing and searching on the Internet, including birth, marriage and death records ( actes etat civil ), census records ( recensements de population ) and parish registers ( registres paroissiaux ).

French Genealogy Records Online
Access French birth, marriage and death records (actes etat civil), French census records (recensements de population) and French parish registers (registres paroissiaux) online from French departments across the country. Most are free!

Geneactes
A number of civil records from France - mostly records from the 1700s and early 1800s - have been put online for free consultation. English language version.

Actes de Naissance, de Mariage et de Deces
Subscription-based access to millions of civil and parish records are available through the French site Geneanet.org. Searches are free, and records can be viewed on a unit bases. Units are purchased as part of the Geneanet Privilege Club.

Actes en Vrac
Translating as "actes in bulk," this site by JeanLouis Garret includes more than 2 million actes drawn from civil and parish records across France. The majority are from the departments of Pas de Calais, Somme and Nord, but many other departments are represented as well. Access is free but registration is required to view details of the actes.

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