This is a list of free France Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are French birth records, marriage records, death records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more French collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your French ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records.



How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take your straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.





Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

French Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


French Birth Indexes & Birth Records


French Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records


French Death Indexes & Death Records






Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

French Residence Records









Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers









Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

French Daily Life Records






Business Records & Commerce




France – Church history


Description & Travel











France – Genealogy – Bibliography


France – Genealogy – Collected works


France – Genealogy – Handbooks, manuals, etc.


France – Genealogy – Indexes


France – Genealogy – Sources


Government & Legal


Government & Politics






France – Heraldry – History


France – Heraldry – Periodicals




France – History – 1328-1589


France – History – Dictionaries


France – History – Restoration, 1814-1830

France – History – Revolution, 1789-1799

France – History – Revolution, 1789-1799 – Personal narratives

France – History – Sources

France – History – To 1848

France – History – Wars of the Huguenots, 1562-1598

France – History – World War, 1914-1918

France – History – World War, 1914-1918 – Campaigns

France – Politics and government – History

The history of Napoleon Bonaparte

Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte : by de Bourrienne, his private secretary

France – Jewish history


Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Names & Surnames




France – Nobility – Biography


France – Nobility – Dictionaries


France – Nobility – Genealogy


France – Nobility – History


France – Nobility – Periodicals




Public Records


Social Life & Customs






Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

France Military Records

France – Military records


France – Military history


France – Military history – 1789-1815


France – Military history – 1870-1871


France – Military history – Biography


France – Military history – Revolution, 1789-1799 – Personal narratives


France – Military history – World War, 1914-1918





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