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== Getting started with Ariège research  ==
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Ariège is a department in the southwest of France named after the River Ariège, belonging to the region Midi-Pyrénées. There are no records oline available for Ariège yet.
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Guide to '''Ariège ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers. <br>
 
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== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
The department of Ariège is divided into 3 arrondissement and 22 cantons.  
 
 
 
'''Arrondissement de Foix'''&nbsp;:canton d'Ax-les-Thermes - canton de la Bastide-de-Sérou - canton des Cabannes - canton de Foix-Rural Montgaillard) - canton de Foix-Ville - canton de Lavelanet - canton de Quérigut - canton de Tarascon-sur-Ariège - canton de Vicdessos &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
 
  
'''Arrondissement de Pamiers''': canton du Fossat - canton du Mas-d'Azil - canton de Mirepoix - canton de Pamiers-Est - canton de Pamiers-Ouest - canton de Saverdun - canton de Varilhes &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
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== History  ==
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Ariège is a department in the southwest of France named after the River Ariège. It is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution from the provinces of Foix (Languedoc) and Couserans (Gascogne). It is surrounded by the French departments of Haute-Garonne, Aude, and Pyrénées-Orientales, as well as Spain and the Principality of Andorra.
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===Former County of Foix===
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The County of Foix (French pronunciation: ​[fwa]) was an independent medieval fief in southern France, and later a province of France, whose territory corresponded roughly the eastern part of the modern département of Ariège (the western part of Ariège being Couserans). [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_of_Foix Wikipedia]
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== Localities  (Communes)==
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/communes/liste.php?dept=09 FranceGenWeb]
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*[http://www.locom.org/loc_listcomd.php?d=09&code_insee=09171 Locom-France]
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*[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_communes_de_l%27Ari%C3%A8ge Wikipedia]
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*[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_anciennes_communes_de_l%27Ari%C3%A8ge Wikipedia, former localities]
  
'''Arrondissement de Saint-Girons:&nbsp;'''canton de Castillon-en-Couserans - canton de Massat - canton d'Oust - canton de Sainte-Croix-Volvestre - canton de Saint-Girons - canton de Saint-Lizier Homonymies<br>
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== Church Records and Civil Registration (Registres Paroissiaux et Etat civil) Online ==
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'''The vast majority of your research will be in church records and civil registration.''' For more information on these records and how to use them, read [[France Church Records|'''France Church Records''']] and [[France Civil Registration- Vital Records|'''France Civil Registration''']]. '''Fortunately, these records are available online from the archives of each department:''' <br>
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Here is the website for the Department Archives of Ariège, where you will find these records.<br>
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[http://archives.ariege.fr/Ressources-en-ligne/Etat-civil '''Department Archives of Ariège''']
  
== Research Tools  ==
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See [[Using France Online Department Archives|'''Using France Online Department Archives''']] for step by step instructions on finding and reading these records.
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==Online Census Records==
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Census records can support your search in civil and church records.  They can help identify all family members.  When families have similar names they help determine which children belong in each family. See [[France Census|'''France Census''']].
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*[http://archives.ariege.fr/Ressources-en-ligne/Autres-ressources-numeriques/Recensement-de-population-denombrement-des-passeports-enquete-sur-le-le-travail/(language)/fre-FR '''Online census records, Department Archives of Ariège''']
  
*[http://www.cg09.fr Archives Départementales]
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==Online Local Databases and Extracted Records==
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/09/ Ariège France Genweb]  
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Groups devoted to genealogy have also extracted and/or indexed records for specific localities, time periods, religious groups, etc. Since church records at the departmental archives are generally not indexed, you might find an index here that will speed up your searching.
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~communes/liste.php?dept=09 Gazetteer for Ariège]  
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Portail:Ari%C3%A8ge '''Tout en Un (All in One) Online Databases'''] Check for online databases and records in right column.  Check back occasionally to see if new databases have become available.
*[http://http://www.francegenweb.org/indexall.php?dept=09 Tout en Un]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/liens.php?ty=bddep#d09 '''Tout en Un (All in One) Local Databases'''] Here you may find extracted/translated records, record indexes, and other helpful records such as cemetery, land, or military records.
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*[https://en.geneanet.org/collaborative-indexes/geo/FRA/F09/france-ariege '''Geneanet Collaborative Indexes''']  Search by locality (parish or commune).
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*{{RecordSearch|1582585|'''France, Protestant Church Records, 1536-1894'''}}  at FamilySearch (index and images)
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*[http://genea-bricolo.over-blog.com/article-7038769.html '''Genea-Bricolo''']
  
== Help Wanted  ==
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==Microfilm Records of the FamilySearch Library==
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The church and civil registration records have all been microfilmed.  These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Centers'''] located around the world.  To find a microfilm:  Click on {{FHLPlace2|81226|France|Ariège}}, find and click on "'''Places within France, Ariège'''," and choose your locality from the list.
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:
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==Learning to Read Enough French to Do Genealogy==
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It's easier than you think! You do not have to be fluent in French to use these records, as there is only a limited vocabulary used in them.  By learning a few key phrases, you will be able to read them adequately.  Here are some resources for learning to read French records.
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*[[French Genealogical Word List|French Genealogical Word List]]
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*[[French Handwriting|French Handwriting]].
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-french-handwritten-records-lesson-3-reading-french-records/17 Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Reading French Records]
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*[[France Civil Registration- Vital Records|France Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
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Another resource is the [https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/Default.htm '''French Records Extraction Manual, Full Manual''']. Much more is covered, but these first four lessons are especially useful.<br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_1.pdf Chapter 1: OLD FRENCH RECORDS] <br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_2.pdf Chapter 2: PARISH CHRISTENING AND CIVIL BIRTH ENTRIES] <br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_3.pdf Chapter 3: MARRIAGE ENTRIES]<br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_4.pdf Chapter 4: OTHER ENTRIES] <br>
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*[https://cfhg.byu.edu/Downloads/French_Extraction_Guide/French_Extraction_Guide-Chapter_5.pdf Chapter 5: FRENCH HANDWRITING AND SPELLING] ==Search Strategy==
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*Search for the relative or ancestor you selected. When you find his birth record, search for the births of his '''brothers and sisters'''.
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*Next, search for the '''marriage of his parents.''' The marriage record will have information that will often help you find the birth records of the parents.
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*You can '''estimate the ages''' of the parents and search for their birth records.
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*Search the death registers for all known family members.
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*Repeat this process for both the father and the mother, starting with their birth records, then their siblings' births, then their parents' marriages, and so on.
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*If earlier generations (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the records, search neighboring parishes.
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==Genealogical Societies and Help Groups==
  
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Associations_g%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogiques_de_l%27Ari%C3%A8ge Ariège Wiki GenWeb Associations]
 
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/indexall.php Ariège Forums]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernEuropeGenealogyResearchCommunity/ Southern Europe Genealogy Research Community]
 
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*[http://krettly.yves.free.fr Généalogie Krettly - Histoires et Génélogies Ariégeoises]
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==Websites==
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/indexall.php?dept=09 Tout en Un Ariège]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Portail:Ariège GenWeb, Ariège Portal]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/sitescgw/c2/index.php?dept=09 Cousins 09]
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*[http://www.geneanet.org/ Geneanet Surname Search]
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*[https://fr.geneawiki.com/index.php/Portail:Sources_g%C3%A9n%C3%A9alogiques France Geneawiki Genealogical Sources] includes instructional discussions of various records available.
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*[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/French_Republican_Calendar French Republican Calendar]. This site will help you translate dates used by France from 24 October 1793 to 31 December 1805.
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*There are parallel articles also available on the [https://familysearch.org/wiki/fr/France '''French Language Wiki'''].  Because they are maintained by different authors, links may be added there that do not appear here. Generally, the articles translate automatically to English when accessed.
  
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Guide to Ariège ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers.

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History

Ariège is a department in the southwest of France named after the River Ariège. It is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution from the provinces of Foix (Languedoc) and Couserans (Gascogne). It is surrounded by the French departments of Haute-Garonne, Aude, and Pyrénées-Orientales, as well as Spain and the Principality of Andorra.

Former County of Foix

The County of Foix (French pronunciation: ​[fwa]) was an independent medieval fief in southern France, and later a province of France, whose territory corresponded roughly the eastern part of the modern département of Ariège (the western part of Ariège being Couserans). Wikipedia

Localities (Communes)

Church Records and Civil Registration (Registres Paroissiaux et Etat civil) Online

The vast majority of your research will be in church records and civil registration. For more information on these records and how to use them, read France Church Records and France Civil Registration. Fortunately, these records are available online from the archives of each department:
Here is the website for the Department Archives of Ariège, where you will find these records.
Department Archives of Ariège

See Using France Online Department Archives for step by step instructions on finding and reading these records.

Online Census Records

Census records can support your search in civil and church records. They can help identify all family members. When families have similar names they help determine which children belong in each family. See France Census.

Online Local Databases and Extracted Records

Groups devoted to genealogy have also extracted and/or indexed records for specific localities, time periods, religious groups, etc. Since church records at the departmental archives are generally not indexed, you might find an index here that will speed up your searching.

Microfilm Records of the FamilySearch Library

The church and civil registration records have all been microfilmed. These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers located around the world. To find a microfilm: Click on Ariège , find and click on "Places within France, Ariège," and choose your locality from the list.

Learning to Read Enough French to Do Genealogy

It's easier than you think! You do not have to be fluent in French to use these records, as there is only a limited vocabulary used in them. By learning a few key phrases, you will be able to read them adequately. Here are some resources for learning to read French records.

There is a three-lesson course in reading handwriting in old French records:

These lessons focus on reading church record and civil registration records:

Another resource is the French Records Extraction Manual, Full Manual. Much more is covered, but these first four lessons are especially useful.

  • Chapter 1: OLD FRENCH RECORDS
  • Chapter 2: PARISH CHRISTENING AND CIVIL BIRTH ENTRIES
  • Chapter 3: MARRIAGE ENTRIES
  • Chapter 4: OTHER ENTRIES
  • Chapter 5: FRENCH HANDWRITING AND SPELLING ==Search Strategy==
  • Search for the relative or ancestor you selected. When you find his birth record, search for the births of his brothers and sisters.
  • Next, search for the marriage of his parents. The marriage record will have information that will often help you find the birth records of the parents.
  • You can estimate the ages of the parents and search for their birth records.
  • Search the death registers for all known family members.
  • Repeat this process for both the father and the mother, starting with their birth records, then their siblings' births, then their parents' marriages, and so on.
  • If earlier generations (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the records, search neighboring parishes.

Genealogical Societies and Help Groups


1, bis avenue Lamartine
31100 TOULOUSE
France
Tél.: 05 34 63 91 06 or 09 53 75 31 09


Websites