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Search Your French Ancestors

Several historical events and colonization have lead French people to emigrate such as Huguenots in the Netherlands, England, Germany and Switzerland, and pioneers of New France in America. Here are some information to help you trace your French ancestors :

French Genealogical Records

France is divided in 95 administrative divisions called departments. Each (...)

The GeneaNet Database

GeneaNet is the biggest French genealogy database so it’s the right place to (...)

Online Departmental Archives

France is divided in 95 administrative divisions called departments. Each (...)

Online Municipal Archives

Some genealogical records are kept in local town halls where they are (...)

Postal Code and INSEE Code

To search for genealogical records, you must know in which administrative (...)