France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Church Records
Collection years: 1680-1789
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Index des registres paroissiaux, 1680-1789
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What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of indexes to church records from the city of Rouen, France for the years 1680-1789.

Publication of French records is authorized by the French commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL). FamilySearch has requested approval from this entity to publish French records. Use of images of this index is strictly limited to personal research only and is not intended to be used for profit. For permission contact:

  • Mr. Jean-Pierre Bardet, Professeur Emérite Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), 1, rue Victor-Cousin, 75005, Paris.

As soon as permission has been granted by the CNIL, publication of French records will become available on FamilySearch.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789.

Collection Content

The collection consists of a card index to all "B" surnames extracted from the 38 parishes of Rouen, France. Families are linked together on genealogical forms. In most cases, names are not necessarily filed alphabetically, but rather by their "sound".

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What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following list indicates potential information provided in these records. It must be remembered that every record may not provide all the listed information, as record-keeping practices varied greatly over time.

Church Records may contain:

  • Full names of husband and wife
  • Marriage date
  • Birth date
  • Death date
  • Occupation
  • Names of children
  • Birth dates of children

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before beginning a search in these records, it is best to know the full name of the individual in question, as well as an approximate time range for the desired record. When entered into the search engine on the Collection Page, this information provides the quickest, most reliable path to finding the correct person. Of course, other information can be substituted as necessary.

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page Digitized images of records in this collection may be accessed by following this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select "Drawer Number and Name Range" to go to the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

Some of the records in this collection may be written in an old script that can be challenging to read. Refer to BYU’s Script Tutorial for assistance with reading the records.  

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the [http://rouen.catholique.fr/ Paroisses, Rouen, Haute-Normandie page
  • Do not forget to cite the record. See below for help citing this collection.
  • If possible, use what you know to find an image of the original record. The index contains only basic identifying information for a person; the original record therefore may contain more information not found in the index.
  • Continue to search the index for family members.

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.
  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
  • 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.
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
- A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"France, Seine-Maritime, Rouen, Indexes to Church Records, 1680-1789." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 2017. Paroisses, Rouen, Haute-Normandie (parishes, Rouen, Upper Normandy).

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