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Title in the Language of the Records

Index aux Dossiers Ecclésiastiques

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789.

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1680 to 1789.

The collection consists of a card index to all "B" surnames extracted from the 38 parishes of Rouen, France. Families are linked together on genealogical forms. In most cases, names are filed by "sound" rather than strictly alphabetical. Use of images of this index is strictly limited to personal research only and is not intended to be used for profit. For permission contact: Mr. Jean-Pierre Bardet, Professeur Emérite Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), 1, rue Victor-Cousin, 75005, Paris.

Publication of French records is authorized by the French commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL). FamilySearch has requested approval from this entity to publish French records.

As soon as permission has been granted by the CNIL, publication of French records will become available on FamilySearch.

Record Content

  • Full names of husband and wife
  • Marriage date
  • Birth date
  • Death date
  • Occupation
  • Names of children
  • Birth dates of children

How to Use the Record

To search the collection,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "Drawer Number and Name Range" which takes you to the images. Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

French Wordlist
France Language and Languages

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection Citation:

“France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789.” Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Bardet, Jean-Pierre. Archives Departementales Prefecture.

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789.


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