France, Dordogne, Census, 1876 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Dordogne, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Census
Collection years: 1876-1876
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Dordogne, recensement de la population, 1876
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Archives departementales de la Dordogne

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This collection includes certain population census (recensement de la population) from the province of Dordogne, France for the year 1876.

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This collection includes complete census indexing for the year 1876. It also includes partial indexing for the following years and localities:

1872 Communities Indexed

  • Verteillac
  • Veyrines-de-Vergt
  • Vicq
  • Vieux-Mareuil
  • Vergt
  • Villamblard
  • Villars
  • Villefranche-de-Lonchat
  • Villetoureix.

1881 Communities Indexed

  • Abjat
  • Agonac
  • Aillac
  • Ajat
  • Allas-de-Berbiguières
  • Allemans
  • Alles-sur-Dordogne
  • Angoisse
  • Anlhiac
  • Annesse-et-Beaulieu

1881 Communities Indexed

  • Antonne-et-Trigonan
  • Archignac
  • Atur
  • Aubas
  • Audrix
  • Augignac
  • Auriac-de-Bourzac
  • Auriac-du-Périgord
  • Azerat

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"France, Dordogne, recensements de la population, 1876." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 19 December 2016. Archives departementales de la Dordogne (Departmental Archives of Dordogne), Perigueux, France.
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