France Feudal Records

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Feudal Records

Feudal and allegiance records (Fiefs, terriers, aveux, dénombrements, hommages, reconnaissances des tailles; registres de la justice seigneuriale)

Research use: In combination with other records provides location and relationships.

Record type: Seigniorial justice proceedings including freehold grants, court rolls, recognition of vassals, consensuses, service records, taxes.

Time Period: 1000-1800.

Content: Names of lords, serfs, other participants, residences, dates of allegiance and other judicial actions.

Location: National and departmental archives.

Percentage in Family History Library: 1%.

Population coverage: 15%.

Reliability: Good.[1]


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: France,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1998.