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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

In the administrative divisions of France, there are 95 departments in (...)

Postal Code and INSEE Code

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

The GeneaNet Database

GeneaNet is the biggest French genealogy database, and it’s the right place (...)

Online Departmental Archives

In 1539, King Francis I of France ordered the general keeping of baptismal (...)

Online Municipal Archives

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

Online Military Archives

The most frequently used French military records are military recruitment (...)

Online Ships Lists & Emigration Records

Several historical events and colonization have lead French people to (...)

Other Online Archives

You can also search your French ancestors in number of other historical (...)

Genealogy Societies

Some local genealogy and historical societies can help you find your French (...)