The Departmental Archives of Oise (Archives Départementales de l’Oise) is the official archive for Oise, France. To access the online archives, you’ll need to create a free account.
If you don’t read French, you’ll need to use Google Translate throughout your research on this site. Just copy and paste sections into Google Translate.
Here is a translation for one prompt you’ll receive:
“L’accès aux archives en ligne nécessite de créer un compte.
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Si vous n’avez pas encore créé de compte, cliquez ici.
Si vous avez oublié votre mot de passe ou si vous n’avez pas reçu de mail d’activation, cliquez ici.
Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur le type de documents accessibles en ligne, cliquez-ici.”
“Access to online archives requires the creation of an account.
If you have already created an account, enter your credentials below.
If you have not created an account yet, click here.
If you have forgotten your password or if you have not received an activation email, click here.
If you want to know more about the type of documents available online, click here.”
Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
- Church records, until 1792
- Civil Records, 1792-1902
- Decennial Tables, 1803-1902
- Marriage Exemptions, 1608-1719 (more will be added)
- Table of Successions/Inheritance Tables, alphabetical lists of the deceased & their wills, estates, heirs – only available online if closed for more than 100 years.
- Census records, 1831-1911, every 5 years, some towns also have 1806, 1820, and 1826
- Cadastral maps & plans, 1779-1978, “These plans include the plans of the parishes called “stewardship plans” raised between 1777 and 1789 on Order of the Intendant of the Generality of Paris Louis Benigne Bertier de Sauvigny. They include communication routes, buildings and large masses of crops. (see the map of the territories attached to the generality of Paris). The plans of Beauvais city, Chambly, Plessis-Belleville, Silly-le-Long, Réez-Fosse-Martin and Neufchelles are missing.
18th and 19th century plans from the hospital archives of Beauvais (HDT 1, Hôtel-Dieu, office of the poor, hospices civils and “family home” of Beauvais).
Cadastral plans called “Napoleonic” and by masses of culture of the XIXth century coming from the service of the cadastre and the depots of the communes.
Plans of the renovated and standardized cadastre of the 1931-1978 period coming from the cadastre service (payment 916 W, very incomplete collection).”
Daily Life Records
- Photographs, more than 2,300 photographs
- Postcards, more than 10,000 digitized postcards
- Registers of Deliberations, “Some registers include acts other than deliberations (mayoral decrees, lists of inhabitants, transcriptions of administrative documents …). These cases are reported in the “comments” column.”
- Seals, “This database provides access to the photographic reproduction of nearly 400 seals or seal matrices preserved by the departmental archives of the Oise, which were listed by Germain Demay in his Inventory of Seals of Picardy published in 1875.”
Collaborative Indexing, “explaining how to participate in the collaborative indexing of population censuses. If the video does not display correctly, you need to download Flash media player OR Download the printable version of the user manual”
France is divided into “Departments” and these are numbered in alphabetical order and Oise is Department 60. It’s part of the Picardie Region of France.
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm