France, Dordogne, Census, 1836 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Dordogne, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Census
Collection years: 1836-1836
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Dordogne, recensement de la population, 1836
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Archives departementales de la Dordogne


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"France, Dordogne, recensement de la population, 1836." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 22 February 2018. Archives départementales de la Dordogne (Departmental Archives of the Dordogne), Perigueux, France.
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