The Departmental Archives of Aveyron (FR: Archives Départementales de l’Aveyron) is the official archive for Department 12 in France.

France divides the country into numbered administrative regions, called departments. Department 12 is named after the Aveyron River. This site is free to search.

[su_heading size=”18″]Online Digital Collections[/su_heading]
Birth, Marriage, and Death Records

Residence Records

Daily Life Records

  • Directories of Notaries – Government & Legal Records, “Notarial minutes are deeds passed before a notary who guarantees their authenticity. They concern all types of contracts or transactions relating to persons (marriage contract, wills, inventory after death) and movable and immovable property (acquisition, sale of property, commercial transactions). They are classified in chronological order and by study.” Years available unknown, in the process of digitizing, “The oldest minutier currently preserved in the departmental archives of Aveyron dates from 1282. This is a register of Bernard Gui, notary in Rodez (1C 1379).”
  • The Newspaper of Aveyron During the War “Journal de L’Aveyron”, January 1914 –


  • Military registers, 1887-1921, to find the military registration for an ancestor, add 20 years to the year of birth and you will have the appropriate class year (year they registered with the military). Info may include:
    • “civil status of the conscript;
    • information on the physique and level of education;
    • list of transfers and service in the military corps; physical damage suffered during the conflict;
    • list of campaigns in which the soldier participated;
    • list of military units to which the soldier has been assigned;
    • decorations and condemnations; merit and behavior considerations;
    • successive localities of residence of the individual.”

“The military recruitment of the Aveyronnais was organized on 3 offices, according to the following division:

Rodez office for the district of Rodez, Villefranche-de-Rouergue and Espalion

Montpellier office for the district of Saint Affrique

Mende office for the district of Millau.

Up to the 1901 class, the matriculation registers of the Mende and Montpellier offices are to be consulted at the Lozère and Hérault Archives.”


The Departmental Archives of Aveyron 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]

[su_heading size=”18″]Towns in Aveyron[/su_heading]

[su_heading size=”18″]Hours of Operation and Cost[/su_heading]
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:30 am – 4:45 pm

Closed: Mondays; the first week of June; the week between Christmas and the New Year

Cost: Free


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