France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Civil Registration, 1792-1893
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Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1792-1893
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Tables Décennales, France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, état civil
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Archives municipales de Toulouse

What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of civil registration of the town of Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France. It includes births, marriages, and deaths from the Municipal Archives of Toulouse (Archives municipals de Toulouse). Records may also include marriage banns. Banns were a means for the Catholic Church to give anyone a chance to legally prevent a marriage that might be invalid. These records are primarily in French, but some may also be in German.

This civil registration gives records of vital life events of citizens and residents within the French government. To better understand these records two phrases to translate would be arrondissement, which means "municipality," and type de registre et l'année, which means "record type and years."

Haute-Garonne is named after the Garonne River that flows through the southwest department of France. Its main city is Toulouse.

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  • Child's Name and Gender
  • Child's Birth date and Place
  • Father's Name, Age, Occupation and Residence
  • Mother's Name, including Maiden Name
  • Mother and Father's Marital Status
  • Names of Witnesses or Godparents, Age, Occupation and Residence

Marriage Registers

  • Bride's Name
  • Groom's Name
  • Marriage Date and Place
  • Marriage Certificate and Banns Dates
  • Groom's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Groom's Parents (including Maiden Name of Mother)
  • Bride's Age, Marital Status, Occupation and Residence
  • Names of Bride's Parents, including Maiden Name of Mother
  • Birthplaces of Bride and Groom
  • Witnesses' Names, Ages and Occupations


  • Death and Burial Date and Place
  • Name and Age at Death
  • Cause of Death
  • Father of Deceased and his Occupation
  • Date and Birthplace of Deceased
  • Marital Status of Deceased
  • If Married, the Name of the Spouse

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"France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, état civil, 1792-1893." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 30 March 2018. Archives municipales de Toulouse (Toulouse Municipal Archives), France.
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