France Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1546 through 1960.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Births and Baptisms, 1546-1934 Marriages, 1546-1924 Deaths and Burials,1546-1960
Alpes-Maritimes 4,271 0 0
Ardèche 92,268 3,004 296
Ardennes 132,363 19,132 1,246
Aude 400,137 43,458 4,437
Bas-Rhin 201,439 89,188 400
Basses-Pyrénées 0 1,224 1,760
Belfort (Territoire) 18,132 1,716 0
Eure 2,444 668 0
Eure-et-Loir 17,402 1,594 0
France 1,824,785 596,568 106,053
Haute-Marne 9,249 265 0
Haute-Saône 58,438 3,937 0
Haute-Savoie 0 144 0
Haut-Rhin 77,936 13,467 0
Hérault 5,010 1,996 3,610
Ille-et-Vilaine 543 296 1,246
Jura 6,577 29,250 49,630
Loir-et-Cher 1,391 348 0
Maine-et-Loire 41,035 434 0
Marne 0 0 222
Meurthe-et-Moselle 1,392,876 70,086 9,311
Meuse 1,138,994 192,926 25,204
Moselle 205,966 18,949 5,412
Nièvre 121,099 18,510 170
Nord 259,886 36,382 20,543
Oise 0 204 768
Pas-de-Calais 1,071 0 0
Rhône 20,816 80,922 0
Savoie 6,957 1,364 1,010
Seine 310,900 69,397 28,548
Seine-et-Marne 328,941 75,562 67,743
Seine-et-Oise 112,315 6,807 462
Seine-Maritime 54,441 14,573 13,200
Somme 624 2,106 6,097
Vosges 16,168 2,588 0
Yonne 0 139 0
Totals 6,864,474 1,397,204 347,368

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 2000, some of the entries were published on 2 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the “Western Europe Vital Records Index: France.” This is an index of some deaths or burials throughout France. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region. Some of this information is also found in the International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in France.

Related Web Sites

France Marriages, 1546-1924

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Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

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Sources ofInformation For This Collection

"France Deaths and Burials,1546-1960," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/).Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information , including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

  • "France Deaths and Burials, 1546-1960." Database and images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org): accessed March 24, 2011. Entry for Joseph Helmer, died 8 May 1847; Citing Death Records, reference 42, FHL1229438; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.