France, Saône-et-Loire, Census, 1856 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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France, Saône-et-Loire, Census, 1856
This article describes a collection of records at
Saône-et-Loire, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Censuses
Collection years: 1856
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Saône-et-Loire, recensements de la population, 1856
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Archives Départementales de Saône-et-Loire

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This collection is a complete indexing of the population censuses for Saône-et-Loire. It is for the year 1856. The records are from the Department of Archives at Saône-et-Loire, Mâcon.

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"France, Saône-et-Loire, recensement de la population, 1856." Database. FamilySearch. : 9 November 2017. Archives departementales Saone-et-Loire, France.
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