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Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1546 to 1896. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

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.

Citation For This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Genealogical Society of Utah. France Births and Baptisms, 1546-1896. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1546-1934 Marriages, 1546-1924 Deaths and Burials,1546-1960
Alpes-Maritimes 4,271 0 0
Ardèche 92,268 3,004 296
Ardennes 132,363 19,132 1,246
Aude 400,137 43,458 4,437
Bas-Rhin 201,439 89,188 400
Basses-Pyrénées 0 1,224 1,760
Belfort (Territoire) 18,132 1,716 0
Eure 2,444 668 0
Eure-et-Loir 17,402 1,594 0
France 1,824,785 596,568 106,053
Haute-Marne 9,249 265 0
Haute-Saône 58,438 3,937 0
Haute-Savoie 0 144 0
Haut-Rhin 77,936 13,467 0
Hérault 5,010 1,996 3,610
Ille-et-Vilaine 543 296 1,246
Jura 6,577 29,250 49,630
Loir-et-Cher 1,391 348 0
Maine-et-Loire 41,035 434 0
Marne 0 0 222
Meurthe-et-Moselle 1,392,876 70,086 9,311
Meuse 1,138,994 192,926 25,204
Moselle 205,966 18,949 5,412
Nièvre 121,099 18,510 170
Nord 259,886 36,382 20,543
Oise 0 204 768
Pas-de-Calais 1,071 0 0
Rhône 20,816 80,922 0
Savoie 6,957 1,364 1,010
Seine 310,900 69,397 28,548
Seine-et-Marne 328,941 75,562 67,743
Seine-et-Oise 112,315 6,807 462
Seine-Maritime 54,441 14,573 13,200
Somme 624 2,106 6,097
Vosges 16,168 2,588 0
Yonne 0 139 0
Totals 6,864,474 1,397,204 347,368

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

France, Births and Baptisms, 1546-1896," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 April 2012), Nicaise Joseph Renaud (1737).


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