Alpes (Hautes)

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Alpes (Hautes) is a department in the southeastern part of France. It's name comes from the Alps mountain range where it is located. It is one of the original departments created during the French Revolution.

Getting started with Alpes (Hautes) research

The Archive of the Department of Hautes Alpes has put the following records online:

  • Church Records
  • Cvil Registers
  • Cadastral Maps
  • Census Records
  • Conscription Records
  • Maps, Pictures


Hautes-Alpes is one of the original 83 Departments, it consists of the former province Dauphiné and the north of Provence.  With only 177 communes it is very sparse populated.

The Hautes-Alpes are divided into 2 Arrondissements (districts) Gap and Briançon and 30 cantons:

  • Briançon: Aiguilles, Briançon-Nord, Briançon-Sud, Guillestre, L'Argentière-la-Bessée, La Grave and Monêtier-les-Bains.
  • Gap: d’Aspres-sur-Buëch, Barcillonnette, Chorges, Embrun, Gap-Campagne, Gap-Centre, Gap-Nord-Est,
    Gap-Nord-Ouest, Gap-Sud-Est, Gap-Sud-Ouest, La Bâtie-Neuve, Laragne-Montéglin, Orcières, Orpierre,
    Ribiers, Rosans, Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur, Saint-Étienne-en-Dévoluy, Saint-Firmin, Savines-le-Lac,
    Serres, Tallard and Veynes.

Research Tools

Genealogical Associations

  • Association Généalogique des Hautes-Alpes Archives départementales Route de Rambaud 05000 GAP
  • Centre Généalogique du Dauphiné 12 boulevard du Maréchal-Lyautey BP 31 38010 GRENOBLE CEDEX 1

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