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''[[France Genealogy|France]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South America]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''[[French_Guiana|French Guiana]]'''{{French_Guiana-sidebar}}Guide to '''French Guiana ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records. 
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==Country Information==
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French Guiana is an overseas department and region of [[France Genealogy|France]] in South America bordered by [[Brazil Genealogy|Brazil]] and [[Suriname Genealogy|Suriname]]. The official language is French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, “French Guiana,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana, accessed 29 April 2016.</ref>
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==Getting Started ==
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<h3>Getting Started with French Guiana Research</h3>
 
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== Getting started with French Guiana research  ==
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*[[How to Find Birth Records]]
 
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<h3>French Guiana Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in French Guiana research.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sthamgw/ South AmericanGenWeb]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/outremer/ FranceGenWeb Outremer]
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*[http://www.cg973.fr Archives Départementales] - Archives for the department of French Guiana.
 
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==French Guiana Map==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in French Guiana.
  
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French Guiana is divided into 2 arrondissements, 19 cantons (not shown here), and 22 communes:
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Also Guyane. Overseas department of France on the northeast coast of South America. Bordered on the northeast by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south and east by Brazil, and on the west by Suriname. See the CIA ''World Factbook'' for France at https://[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fr.html www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fr.html].
 
 
 
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==Online Church Records and Civil Registration==
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'''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.''' <br>
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===How to Read the Records===
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**[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Chapter_3:_MARRIAGE_ENTRIES Chapter 3:MARRIAGE ENTRIES].
  
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===Learning to Read Enough French to Do Genealogy===
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*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.
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:::[[French Genealogical Word List|French Genealogical Word List]]
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:::[[French Handwriting|French Handwriting]].
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*There is a three-lesson course in reading French Records:
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::::[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-french-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-french-alphabet/15 Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 1: The French Alphabet],
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Each Department of France has archives that provide digitized images of these records.<br>
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Here is the website for the Department Archives of Guyane, where you will find these records.<br>
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[http://anom.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/caomec2/recherche.php?territoire=GUYANE '''National Overseas Archives, Guyane''']
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sthamgw/ South AmericanGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/outremer/ FranceGenWeb Outremer]
 
  
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French Guiana Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
French Guiana Background
Local Research Resources

Guide to French Guiana ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

French Guiana is an overseas department and region of France in South America bordered by Brazil and Suriname. The official language is French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with French Guiana Research

Links to articles on getting started with French Guiana research.

French Guiana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in French Guiana research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

French Guiana Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in French Guiana.

French Guiana is divided into 2 arrondissements, 19 cantons (not shown here), and 22 communes:

Guyane administrative.PNG

Arrondissement of
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

  1. Awala-Yalimapo
  2. Mana
  3. Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
  4. Apatou
  5. Grand-Santi
  6. Papaïchton
  7. Saül
  8. Maripasoula

Arrondissement of
Cayenne

  1. Camopi
  2. Saint-Georges, French Guiana|Saint-Georges
  3. Ouanary
  4. Régina
  5. Roura
  6. Saint-Élie
  7. Iracoubo
  8. Sinnamary
  9. Kourou
  10. Macouria
  11. Montsinéry-Tonnegrande
  12. Matoury
  13. Cayenne
  14. Remire-Montjoly

Online Church Records and Civil Registration

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

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.
French Genealogical Word List
French Handwriting.
  • There is a three-lesson course in reading French Records:
Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 1: The French Alphabet,
Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Key Words and Phrases
Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 3: 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 website for the Department Archives of Guyane, where you will find these records.
National Overseas Archives, Guyane

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, “French Guiana,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana, accessed 29 April 2016.