France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Haute-Garonne, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Records
Collection years: 1539-1793
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Registres Paroissiaux, 1539-1793
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Archives municipales de Toulouse


What is in This Collection?

This collection will include records from 1539-1793. These church records (registres paroissiaux) will include baptisms, marriages, and burials from the Municipal Archives of Toulouse (Archives municipales de Toulouse). Also included are marriage banns (bans de mariages), which are a public posting of the upcoming marriage in the parish(es) of the bride and groom to allow individuals to voice potential marriage impediments.

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To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-1793.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

These records may contain the following information:

Baptismal records

  • Date and Place of Baptism
  • Given Name of Child
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Parents' Names and Occupation of Father
  • Legitimacy of Child and Parents
  • Names of Godparents

Marriage Registers

  • Name of Bride
  • Name of Groom
  • Date and Place of Marriage
  • Groom's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Groom's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Bride's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Bride's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Birthplaces of Bride and Groom
  • Date of the Marriage
  • Witnesses' Names, Age and Occupation

Death Records

  • Date and Place of Death and Burial
  • Name and Age of Deceased
  • Cause of Death
  • Father of Deceased and his Occupation
  • Date and Birthplace of Deceased
  • Marital Status of Deceased
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse

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How Do I Search This Collection?

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-1793.

To search by image:

  1. Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
  2. Select the "Parish" category
  3. Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the image

Look at each image or record comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images or records and compare the information about the individuals listed to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind there may be more than one person in the records with the same name and you will want to look carefully at dates, places and relations to identify your ancestor from another person. You also may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name if they were known by a nickname or changed their name from the original birth record name. Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life and may be listed in records with any of those variations. To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age in the citizen to find an approximate birth year to begin your search in church or civil records
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify. Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual. This compiled list can help you identify possible relations that can be further verified by researching vital records in the country
  • When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Switch to a different record collection. Depending on the time period, one or the other collection may be more helpful
  • While searching, it is helpful to know such information as the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
  • Keep in mind that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Search the indexes and records of local genealogical societies

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation

“France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Church Records, 1539-1793.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2017. Archives municipales (Toulouse Municipal Archives), France.

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