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.

 

 

 

 

French Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

French Birth Indexes & Birth Records

 

French Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records

 

French Death Indexes & Death Records

 

Cemeteries

 

Obituaries

 

Wills & Probate

 

 

 

 

French Residence Records

Census

 

Colonization

 

Directories

 

Emigration/Immigration/Migration

 

Land & Property

 

Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers

 

Taxation

 

 

 

 

French Daily Life Records

 

Bibliography

 

Biography

 

Business Records & Commerce

 

Church

 

France – Church history

 

Description & Travel

 

Dictionaries/Languages

 

Ethnic

Minorities

 

Jewish

 

Genealogy

 

France – Genealogy – Bibliography

 

France – Genealogy – Collected works

 

France – Genealogy – Handbooks, manuals, etc.

 

France – Genealogy – Indexes

 

France – Genealogy – Sources

 

Government & Legal

 

Government & Politics

 

Handwriting

 

Heraldry

 

France – Heraldry – History

 

France – Heraldry – Periodicals

 

History

 

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

 

Nobility

 

France – Nobility – Biography

 

France – Nobility – Dictionaries

 

France – Nobility – Genealogy

 

France – Nobility – History

 

France – Nobility – Periodicals

 

Prisons

 

Public Records

 

Social Life & Customs

 

 

 

 

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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