France Jewish Records
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Map of France
- To view present-day France at Google Maps, click here.
- For a Jewish population density map of Europe in 1900, click here.
Note the higher concentration in the Alsace area.
JewishGen.org Family Finder
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Types of Records
- Census-type records are available for parts of France
- French civil records begin in 1792 with some variation and some lost records. These records are now largely on line through the individual French Departments. To access the records by Department, click here.
The JewishGen Germany Database
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Jewish Genealogy Circle (The Cercle de Généalogie Juive)
"The first French association of Jewish genealogy."