Alpes-Maritimes, France Genealogy

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Getting started with Alpes-Maritimes research

The Archive of the Department of Alpes Maritimes has put many of its records online:

  • Civil Records (including Church Records from the 16th to the 20th century)
  • Census Records (up to 1936)
  • Conscription Lists
  • Cadaster Maps


Alpes Maritimes is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. In 1793 Alpes-Maritimes included Monaco and San Remo, but not Grasse which was then part of the Department Var. In 1860 Nice was annexed to France, as well as Menton, Roquebrune and the arrondissement of Grasse.

Alpes Maritimes is divided into 2 arrondissements (Grasse and Nice) and 52 cantons.

Arrondissements de Grasse: Antibes-Biot, Antibes Centre, Le Bar-sur-Loup, Cagnes-sur-Mer-Ouest, Cagnes-sur-Mer-Centre, Cannes-Centre, Cannes-Est, Le Cannet, Carros, Canton de Coursegoules, Grasse-Nord, Grasse-Sud, Mandelieu-Cannes-Ouest, Mougins, Saint-Auban, Sant-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer-Est, Saint-Vallier-de-Thiery, Vallauris-Antibes-Ouest, Vence.

Arrondissements de Nice: Beausoleil, Breil-sur-Roya, Contes, L'Escarène, Guillaumes ,Lantosque, Levens, Menton-Est - Menton-Ouest, Nice-1, Nice-2, Nice-3, Nice-4, Nice-5, Nice-6, Nice-7, Nice-8, Nice-9,       Nice10, Nice-11, Nice-12, Nice-13, Nice-14, Puget-Théniers, Roquebillière, Roquesteron, Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée, Saint-Martin-Vésubie, Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée, Sospel, Tende, Villars-sur-Var, Villefranche-sur-Mer

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Genealogical Associations

Association Généalogique des Alpes-Maritimes Archives départementales Route de Grenoble 06036 Nice
Cercle de Généalogie de Roquebrune et du Mentonnais Boite Postale N°4, 06190 Roquebrune Cap Martin
CG du Pays Cannois c/o Mme Évelyne SAIU 6, avenue du Prado 06400 CANNES
Centre Généalogique et Héraldique du Comté de Nice - 24, bd Prince de Galles 0600 Nice
Cercle Généalogique de Nice et de la Provence Orientale - 7, avenue de Fabron 06200 Nic

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