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Map of France[edit | edit source]

  • To view present-day France at Google Maps, click here.
  • For a Jewish population density map of Europe in 1900, click here.
    Note the higher concentration in the Alsace area.[edit source]

  • Find others, possibly cousins, searching for your family name in the same countries, cities, and villages. Search by clicking JewishGen Family Finder. Free registration required.

Types of Records[edit | edit source]

Census[edit | edit source]

  • Census-type records are available for parts of France

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

  • French civil records begin in 1792 with some variation and some lost records. These records are now largely on line through the individual French Departments. To access the records by Department, click here.

The JewishGen Germany Database[edit | edit source]

More than 400,000 records for Germany, from a variety of sources, including: citizenship records, vital records, cemetery data, survivor lists, and Holocaust sources. Requires free registration. To search, click here.

Jewish Genealogy Circle (The Cercle de Généalogie Juive)[edit | edit source]

"The first French association of Jewish genealogy."

Help with France Jewish Research[edit | edit source]

  • Access the French Special Interest Group (SIG) by clicking here.
  • Use Facebook to get ideas and help with French Genealogy:
    • Help in English is available here.
    • Help in French is available here.