The Departmental Archives of Aude (FR: Archives départementales des Aude) is the official archive for Department 11 in France.

France divides the country into numbered administrative regions, called departments. Department 11 is named after the Aude River.

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

Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

“The search is done by the municipality or by the parish if necessary. Name changes are indicated and references are made to the communes indicated. The multiple attachments of the image files make it possible to find the searched registers with a minimum of information.”

  • Decennial Tables, 1802-1882, varies by commune, 10-year lists/indexes of all births, marriages, and deaths in alphabetical order by surname;

“To facilitate access, the search is done by the municipality, without taking into account the organization of the cantons. As for the thematic research of the civil status, evolutions of names of the communes are indicated with references on the informed commune.”

Residence Records

  • Census records, years online include 1836-1906, search by Commune/Town

Daily Life Records

  • Photographs, you can choose to search by the photographer or the locality depicted in the photo


  • Military registers, 1867-1921, to find a military registration for an ancestor, add 20 years to the year of birth and that will give you the class year to search in;

“The search is done by recruitment office. There are two offices: that of Carcassonne which includes the district of Castres (from 1902 the missing numbers are to be found on the office of Albi) and that of Narbonne. The boundaries of the military districts do not correspond to the boundaries of the civil constituencies: the recruitment offices include several cantons which may belong to different departments. The recruiting office once identified, the search is done chronologically (year classes), knowing that the census was made at 20 years. Annual alphabetical tables, available online until 1929 for Narbonne and 1932 for Carcassonne, facilitate the search by mentioning the registration number that was assigned to them during their recruitment. Created from 1867, the military registers are searchable until 1921, give for each conscript its civil status, its various corps of assignment, its successive addresses, its states of military service, injuries, convictions.”


The Departmental Archives of Aude is part of the Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées Region of France.
[su_heading size=”18″]Departments in the Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées Region[/su_heading]

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[su_heading size=”18″]Hours of Operation and Cost[/su_heading]
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Closed June 15th-30th

Cost: Free


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