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Guide to '''Aveyron ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers. <br>  
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{{Click|File:ORP France3.png|France Online Genealogy Records}}
  
== Getting started with Aveyron research ==
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== History ==
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Aveyron is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790.
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During the medieval and early modern periods, and until the 1790s, the territory covered by Aveyron was a province known as Rouergue.
  
Aveyron, a Department in the south of France, is named after the Aveyron River and is one of the 83 original Departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790.  
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In 1817, a local prosecutor Antoine Bernardin Fualdès was assassinated. This matter become publicised as a cause for celebration. Recent studies have indicated that he met his end at the initiative of a right wing royalist organisation known as the Knights of the Faith.
  
The Departmental Archive of Aveyron has no records online, but it is planned to put them online in the near future.
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aveyron Wikipedia]
  
== Jurisdictions ==
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== Localities (Communes)==
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/communes/liste.php?dept=12 FranceGenWeb]
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*[http://www.locom.org/loc_listcomd.php?d=12&code_insee=12134 Locom]
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*[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_communes_de_l%27Aveyron Wikipedia]
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*[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_anciennes_communes_de_l%27Aveyron Wikipedia, former communes]
  
Aveyron is divided into 3 arrondissment, with 46 cantons and 304 communes.  
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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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Each Department of France has archives that provide digitized images of these records.<br>
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Here is the website for the Department Archives of Aveyron, where you will find these records.<br>
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*[http://archives.aveyron.fr/archive/recherche/etatcivil?Rech_comune_Liste=1 '''Department Archives of Aveyron''']
  
'''Arrondissement de Millau:''' canton de Belmont-sur-Rance,&nbsp;canton de Camarès,&nbsp;canton de Campagnac,&nbsp;canton de Cornus,&nbsp;canton de Millau-Est,&nbsp;canton de Millau-Ouest,&nbsp;canton de Nant,&nbsp;canton de Peyreleau,&nbsp;canton de Saint-Affrique,&nbsp;canton de Saint-Beauzély,&nbsp;canton de Saint-Rome-de-Tarn,&nbsp;canton de Saint-Sernin-sur-Rance,&nbsp;canton de Salles-Curan,&nbsp;canton de Sévérac-le-Château,&nbsp;canton de Vézins-de-Lévézou.
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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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==Online Local Databases and Extracted Records==
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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.
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Portail:Aveyron '''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.
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/liens.php?ty=bddep#d12 '''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/F12/france-aveyron '''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-7095406.html '''Genea-Bricolo''']
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*[http://c.barret3.free.fr/BDA.htm '''Databases for Aveyron''']
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*[http://baseaveyron.free.fr/ '''Database of the parish registers and civil records of the Aveyron'''], extracted and indexed
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*[http://rouerguegenealogie.free.fr/actes/index.php '''Aveyron Extracted Records''']
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*[http://genealogie-aveyron.fr/spip.php?rubrique7 '''Cercle Généalogique de l'Aveyron Databases''']
  
'''Arrondissement de Rodez:<br>'''canton de Baraqueville-Sauveterre,&nbsp;canton de Bozouls,&nbsp;canton de Cassagnes-Bégonhès,&nbsp;canton de Conques,<br>canton d'Entraygues-sur-Truyère,&nbsp;canton d'Espalion,&nbsp;canton d'Estaing,&nbsp;canton de Salvetat-Peyralès,&nbsp;canton de Laguiole,&nbsp;canton de Laissac,&nbsp;canton de Marcillac-Vallon,&nbsp;canton de Mur-de-Barrez,&nbsp;canton de Naucelle,<br>canton de Pont-de-Salars,&nbsp;canton de Réquista,&nbsp;canton de Rignac, ,&nbsp;canton de Rodez-Est,&nbsp;canton de Rodez-Nord,&nbsp;canton de Rodez-Ouest,&nbsp;canton de Saint-Amans-des-Cots,&nbsp;canton de Saint-Chély-d'Aubrac,&nbsp;canton de Saint-Geniez-d'Olt, canton de Sainte-Geneviève-sur-Argence.  
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==Microfilm Records of the FamilySearch Library==
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The church and civil registration records have all been microfilmed. Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a [https://familysearch.org/locations/ '''Family History Center'''] near you. To find a microfilm:  Click on {{FHLPlace2|82338|France|Aveyron}}, find and click on "'''Places within France, Aveyron'''," and choose your locality from the list.
  
'''Arrondissement de Villefranche-de-Rouergue:''' canton d’Aubin,&nbsp;canton de Capdenac-Gare,&nbsp;canton de Decazeville,&nbsp;canton de Montbazens,&nbsp;canton de Najac,&nbsp;canton de Rieupeyroux,&nbsp;canton de Villefranche-de-Rouergue,&nbsp;canton de Villeneuve.
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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]].
  
== Research Tools  ==
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There is a three-lesson course in reading handwriting in old French records:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-french-handwritten-records-lesson-1-the-french-alphabet/15 Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 1: The French Alphabet],
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/reading-french-handwritten-records-lesson-2-key-words-and-phrases/16 Reading French Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Key Words and Phrases]
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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]
  
*[http://www.cg12.fr Archives Départementales]  
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These lessons focus on reading church record and civil registration records:
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/12/ Ayeron France Genweb]  
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*[[France Church Records|France Church Records]]
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~communes/liste.php?dept=12 Gazetteer for Aveyron]  
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*[[France Civil Registration- Vital Records|France Civil Registration- Vital Records]]
*[http://www.ouerguegenealogie.free.fr/actes/index.php?xtyp=N&init=A Extracted 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] <br>
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==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 family members.'''
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*Then '''repeat the whole process''' for both the father and the mother.
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*If earlier generations are not in the record,''' search neighboring parishes. '''
  
== Genealogical Associations ==
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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%27Aveyron Aveyron Wiki GenWeb Associations]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Liste_d%27%C3%A9change_-_Midi-Pyr%C3%A9n%C3%A9es Aveyron Forums]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernEuropeGenealogyResearchCommunity/ Southern Europe Genealogy Research Community]
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*[http://genealogie-aveyron.fr Cercle Généalogique du Sud-Aveyron]
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*'''Aveyron Genealogical Circle''' <br>
*[http://genealogie-rouergue.org Cercle Généalgique du Rouergue]
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:16A, Boulevard de l'Ayrolle <br>
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:12100 Millau <br>
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:France<br>
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:Tel. : 05 65 60 07 79 <br>
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:Email: cga@genealogie-aveyron.fr <br>
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:*[http://genealogie-aveyron.fr/spip.php?rubrique '''Website''']<br>
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== Help Wanted  ==
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*'''Cercle Généalogique du Rouergue''' <br>
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:25 avenue Victor Hugo<br>
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:12000 Rodez<br>
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:France<br>
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:Email: cgr@genealogie-rouergue.org<br>
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*[http://genealogie-rouergue.org '''Website''']
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<br>
  
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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*'''Cercle Généalogique de Languedoc'''<br>
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:18, rue de la Tannerie<br>
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:31400 Toulouse<br>
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:France<br>
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:Téléphone : 05 62 26 15 30 <br>
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:E-mail: cglanguedoc@orange.fr<br>
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:*[http://www.cglanguedoc.com/ '''Website''']
  
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/indexall.php?dept=12 Tout en Un Aveyron]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Portail:Aveyron GenWeb, Aveyron Portal]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/sitescgw/c2/index.php?dept=12 Cousins 12]
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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 Aveyron ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers.

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History

Aveyron is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. During the medieval and early modern periods, and until the 1790s, the territory covered by Aveyron was a province known as Rouergue.

In 1817, a local prosecutor Antoine Bernardin Fualdès was assassinated. This matter become publicised as a cause for celebration. Recent studies have indicated that he met his end at the initiative of a right wing royalist organisation known as the Knights of the Faith.

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:
Each Department of France has archives that provide digitized images of these records.
Here is the website for the Department Archives of Aveyron, where you will find these records.

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

Online Census Records

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. Currently, they are being digitized, and plans are to complete that project by 2020. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you. To find a microfilm: Click on Aveyron , find and click on "Places within France, Aveyron," 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.

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 family members.
  • Then repeat the whole process for both the father and the mother.
  • If earlier generations are not in the record, search neighboring parishes.

Genealogical Societies and Help Groups


  • Aveyron Genealogical Circle
16A, Boulevard de l'Ayrolle
12100 Millau
France
Tel. : 05 65 60 07 79
Email: cga@genealogie-aveyron.fr


  • Cercle Généalogique du Rouergue
25 avenue Victor Hugo
12000 Rodez
France
Email: cgr@genealogie-rouergue.org


  • Cercle Généalogique de Languedoc
18, rue de la Tannerie
31400 Toulouse
France
Téléphone : 05 62 26 15 30
E-mail: cglanguedoc@orange.fr

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