Landes, France Genealogy

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(Occitan: Lanas) is a département in southern France.

Landes is one of the original 83 départements that were created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from parts of the provinces of Guyenne and Gascony.

Landes, or Lanas in Gascon, means moorland or heath. Landes and Lanas come from the Latin planus meaning flat, even, level, plain. They are therefore similar to the English words plain and plane, the Spanish word llanos and the Italian word piano.

Getting started with Landes research

Jurisdictions

Arrondissements (Districts)
Cantons (Subdivisions)
Communes (Relatively small, usually rural communities)

Arrondissement of Dax

Arrondisement of Mont-de-Marsan

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Inventories, registers, catalogs

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

civil registration and church records online In French (English instruction is not available)

Civil Registration

civil registration and church records online In French (English instruction is not available)

Description and travel

Gazetteers

Genealogy

Periodicals

History

Jewish records

Land and Property

Maps

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