Ille-et-Vilaine, France Genealogy
Guide to Ille-et-Vilaine, France ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
Church Records and Civil Registration Online
The vast majority of your research will be in church records and civil registration. Fortunately, these records are available online from the archives of each department.
How to Read the Records
- For more instruction on using these records, see:
Learning to Read Enough French to Do Genealogy
- It's easier than you think! You do not have to be fluent in French to use these records, as there is only a limited vocabulary used in them. By learning a few key phrases, you will be able to read them adequately. Here are some resources for learning to read French records.
- There is a three-lesson course in reading French Records:
Finding Church Records and Civil Registration Online
Each Department of France has archives that provide digitized images of these records.
Here is the address for the Department Archives of Ille-et-Vilaine, where you will find these records.
Click on "Registres paroissiaux et état civil" icon.