Departmental Archives of Alpes de Haute Provence in France (FR: Archives départementales des Alpes de Haute Provence) is the official archive for Alpes de Haute Provence. France divides the country into numbered administrative regions, called departments. This is the French administrative region, Department 4, named after the Alps Mountains. This site is free to search.

[su_heading size=”18″]Online Digital Collections[/su_heading]

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

  • Church records, vary by commune, range from 1539-1792
  • Civil Registration (vital records) 1792 – mid-1900s (“Since the law of July 15, 2008, the deadline of communicability is 75 years for births and marriages; death certificates are freely available.”)
  • Decennial Tables, 10-year lists of all births, marriages, and deaths, 1792 – early 1900s

Residence Records

  • Census records, starting in 1836, censuses were taken every 5 years, they include names and surnames of each household member, age, place in household, profession, religion, and more; years online include 1836, 1841, 1846, 1851, 1856, 1861, 1866, 1872, 1876, 1881, 1891, 1896, 1901, 1906, 1911
  • Napoleonic Cadastral maps & plans, search by town

Daily Life Records



The Departmental Archives of Alpes de Haute Provence is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-D’Azur Region of France.
[su_heading size=”18″]Departments in the Provence-Alpes-Côtes-D’Azur Region[/su_heading]

[su_heading size=”18″]Towns of Alpes de Haute Provence [/su_heading]
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Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm


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