France, Seine-Saint-Denis, Census, 1856 is a free collection at FamilySearch with a searchable name index with some images for the 1856 census records from the Departmental Archives of Seine-Saint-Denis. (Department 93)


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.

Some indexed records have images attached. If you need language help translating the images, here are French language helps provided by FamilySearch.

[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from these French Census Records?[/su_heading]

These records may include:

  • Name of person
  • Gender
  • Age & Estimated birth year
  • Marital Status
  • Relationship to the Head of the household
  • Event Date and Place
  • Province

[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Do with French Census Records?[/su_heading]

If you find someone in these French census records you can:

  • Search the collection for every family member, be sure to select the option to see the image and transcription
  • Record all information for each member of the family
  • Use the age or approximate birth year to search the appropriate class year (birth year + 20) for District military records where a person lived (these will give the date and place of officers in the army and may have the name of the father and his occupation; these records may also confirm or provide marriage and death information).
  • Visit the Departmental Archives of Seine-Saint-Denis ( Department 93) website for other online records.






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