France Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)
|This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.|
- 1 Collection Time Period
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Coverage Table
- 4 How to Use the Record
- 5 Record History
- 6 Related Web Sites
- 7 Related Wiki Articles
- 8 Sources ofInformation For This Collection
- 9 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Collection Time Period
This collection includes the years 1546 through 1960.
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.
The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:
- Name of the deceased
- 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
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|
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.
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.
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
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Related Wiki Articles
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.