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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence is in the southern part of France. It was formerly named Basses-Alpes.
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence ) was formerly part of the province of Provence. Nord-de-Provence was one of the 83 original departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was renamed Haute-Provence and Basses-Alpes.On 13 April 1970 the department of Basses-Alpes was renamed Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
There are 4 Arrondissements (Districts) with the following cantons in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence:
- Barcelonnette: Barcelonnette, Le Lauzet-Ubaue
- Castellane: Allos-Colmars, Annot, Castellane, Entrevaux, Saint-André-les-Alpes
- Digne-les-Bains: Barrême, Digne-les-Bains-Est, Digne-les-Bains-Ouest, La Javie, Les Mées, Mézel, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Riez, Seyne, Valensole
- Forcalquiere: Banon, Forcalquier, Manosque-Sud-Est, Manosque-Sud-Ouest, La Motte-du-Caire, Noyers-sur-Jabron, Peyruis, Reillanne, Saint-Étienne-les-Orgues, Sisteron, Turriers, Volonne
There are 320 Communes in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, most are relatively small, usually rural communities.
Societies and Libraries
The Archive of The Department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence has put the following records online:
- Church Records
- Civil Registers
- 10 Year Indexes
- Yearly Indexes
- Census Records
- Cadastral Maps
- Post Cards
Permanences et Secrétariat
Maison des Associations
29, boulevard de Temps-Perdu
Family History Centers
- Archives Départementales
- Alpes-de-Haute-Province France Genweb
- Gazetteer for Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
- Tout en Un This is a very useful site, listing the notaries of this department, marriages during the time of Napoleon, soldiers fighting with La Fayette and many more things.
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