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Ain is a department named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France.
There are 4 arrondissements in Ain :
The Arrondissement Belley consists of 9 cantons or counties: Ambérieu-en-Bugey, Belley, Champagne-en-Valromey, Hauteville-Lompnes, Lagnieu, Lhuis, Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey, Seyssel and Virieu-le-Grand.
The Arrondissement Bourg-en-Bresse has the following cantons: Bâgé-le-Châtel, Bourg-en-Bresse-Est, de Bourg-en-Bresse-Nord-Centre, Bourg-en-Bresse-Sud, Ceyzériat, Chalamont, Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, Coligny, Meximieux, Miribel, Montluel, Montrevel-en-Bresse, Péronnas, Pont-d'Ain, Pont-de-Vaux, Pont-de-Veyle, Reyrieux, Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes, Saint-Trivier-sur-Moignans, Thoissey, Treffort-Cuisiat, Trévoux, Villars-les-Dombes, and Viriat.
The Arrondissement Gex has 4 cantons: Collonges, Ferney-Voltaire and Gex.
The Arondissement Nantura is divided into the following cantons: Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Brénod, Izernore , Nantua, Oyonnax-Nord, Oyonnax-Sud, and Poncin .
Civil registration indexes can be on the Canton level.
Societies and Libraries
- Civil Registration Records and 10 year Indexes
- Conscription Lists
- Census Records from 1836 to 1906, with some records missing
- Inheritance Records
- Electorial Records
Recherches & Études Généalogiques de l'Ain (REGAIN)
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Many towns have been extracted and are available for sale from the Society.
Généalogie de l'Ain CousAin
On this site you can find the surnames found in this Department, the geographical division into Cantons, Districts and towns, the begin of the Church registers, the Insee number and postal code, as well as towns which have disappeared and newly formed communes
Family History Centers
- FranceGenWeb Gazetteer
- Ain FranceGenweb
- Archives Départementales
- Tout en Un This site gives regional help
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