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Jura, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Births & Baptisms
Collection years: 1546-1896
Languages: French
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Archives départementales du Jura (Departmental Archives of Jura), France


What is in This Collection?

This index is an electronic index for the years 1546 to 1896. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

Reading These Records

For help reading these French records see the following guides:

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Event type
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Gender
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Father's name
  • Mother's name

Collection Content

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Baptisms, 1546-1934 Marriages, 1546-1924 Deaths and Burials,1546-1960
Alpes-Maritimes 4,271 0 0
Ardèche 92,268 3,004 296
Ardennes 132,363 19,132 1,246
Aude 400,137 43,458 4,437
Bas-Rhin 201,439 89,188 400
Basses-Pyrénées 0 1,224 1,760
Belfort (Territoire) 18,132 1,716 0
Eure 2,444 668 0
Eure-et-Loir 17,402 1,594 0
France 1,824,785 596,568 106,053
Haute-Marne 9,249 265 0
Haute-Saône 58,438 3,937 0
Haute-Savoie 0 144 0
Haut-Rhin 77,936 13,467 0
Hérault 5,010 1,996 3,610
Ille-et-Vilaine 543 296 1,246
Jura 6,577 29,250 49,630
Loir-et-Cher 1,391 348 0
Maine-et-Loire 41,035 434 0
Marne 0 0 222
Meurthe-et-Moselle 1,392,876 70,086 9,311
Meuse 1,138,994 192,926 25,204
Moselle 205,966 18,949 5,412
Nièvre 121,099 18,510 170
Nord 259,886 36,382 20,543
Oise 0 204 768
Pas-de-Calais 1,071 0 0
Rhône 20,816 80,922 0
Savoie 6,957 1,364 1,010
Seine 310,900 69,397 28,548
Seine-et-Marne 328,941 75,562 67,743
Seine-et-Oise 112,315 6,807 462
Seine-Maritime 54,441 14,573 13,200
Somme 624 2,106 6,097
Vosges 16,168 2,588 0
Yonne 0 139 0
Totals 6,864,474 1,397,204 347,368

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the ancestor you are looking for
  • Age or approximate year of birth
  • Age or approximate year of death

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

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


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.

What Do I Do Next?

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

  • Copy down all the information from the record image
  • If you have not already done so, find the image of the original record. The image may contain more information than was put into the index entry
  • Save or print a copy of the image for future reference
  • Cite the record; see below for help citing records in this collection
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined

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

  • When looking for a person with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which individual is correct. Use other information, such as place of birth, age, occupation, or names of parents, to determine which candidate is the correct person. If listed, a personal title may be a clue to property ownership or occupation, either of which might be noted in other records
  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. For much of the period of this collection, spelling was not standardized; pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation. A person might also have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Vary the search terms. For example, either expand the date range or search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches

Record Finder

Consult the France Record Finder Table to find other records

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, Births and Baptisms, 1546-1896." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 16 May 2018. Archives départementales du Jura (Departmental Archives of Jura), France.
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