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==Country Information==
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French Guiana is an overseas department and region of [[France Genealogy|France]] in South America bordered by [[Brazil Genealogy|Brazil]] and [[Suriname Genealogy|Suriname]]. The official language is French.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, “French Guiana,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana, accessed 29 April 2016.</ref>
Also known as Guyane in French. French Guiana is an overseas department of France on the northeast coast of South America. It is bordered on the northeast by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south and east by Brazil, and on the west by Suriname.
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==Getting Started ==
 
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== Getting started with French Guiana research ==
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<h3>Getting Started with French Guiana Research</h3>
 
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Links to articles on getting started with French Guiana research.
== Jurisdictions  ==
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*[[How to Find Birth Records]]
 
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*[[How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Death Records]]
 
 
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<h3>French Guiana Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in French Guiana research.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sthamgw/ South AmericanGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~sthamgw/ South AmericanGenWeb]  
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/outremer/ FranceGenWeb Outremer]  
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~sitesdgw/outremer/ FranceGenWeb Outremer]
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/french-guiana-genealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - French Guiana]
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*[http://www.cg973.fr Archives Départementales] - Archives for the department of French Guiana.
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*CIA ''World Factbook'' for France at https://[https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fr.html www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fr.html].
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== French Guiana, France Map ==
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Genealogy records are kept on the local level in French Guiana.
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*[http://www.cg973.fr Archives Départementales] - Archives for the department of French Guiana.
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== Jurisdictions ==
  
== Did you know?  ==
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French Guiana is divided into 2 arrondissements, 19 cantons (not shown here), and 22 communes:
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'''Arrondissement of<br />Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni'''
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#Awala-Yalimapo
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#Mana
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#Apatou
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#Grand-Santi
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#Papaïchton
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#Saül
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#Maripasoula
  
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'''Arrondissement of<br />Cayenne'''
== Things you can do  ==
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#Camopi
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#Saint-Georges, French Guiana|Saint-Georges
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#Ouanary
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#Régina
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#Roura
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#Saint-Élie
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#Iracoubo
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#Sinnamary
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#Kourou
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#Macouria
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#Montsinéry-Tonnegrande
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#Matoury
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#Cayenne
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#Remire-Montjoly
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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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==Online Church Records and Civil Registration==
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'''The vast majority of your research will be in church records and civil registration.  Fortunately, these records are available online from the archives of each department.''' <br>
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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-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]
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These lessons focus on reading church record and civil registration records:
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*[[France Church Records|France Church 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] <br>
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===Finding Church Records and Civil Registration Online===
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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 Guyane, where you will find these records.<br>
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[http://anom.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/caomec2/recherche.php?territoire=GUYANE '''National Overseas Archives, Guyane''']
  
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
  
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French Guiana
Guide to French Guiana ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

French Guiana is an overseas department and region of France in South America bordered by Brazil and Suriname. The official language is French.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with French Guiana Research

Links to articles on getting started with French Guiana research.

French Guiana Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in French Guiana research.

Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg

French Guiana, France Map

Genealogy records are kept on the local level in French Guiana.

Guyane administrative.PNG

Jurisdictions

French Guiana is divided into 2 arrondissements, 19 cantons (not shown here), and 22 communes:

Arrondissement of
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni

  1. Awala-Yalimapo
  2. Mana
  3. Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
  4. Apatou
  5. Grand-Santi
  6. Papaïchton
  7. Saül
  8. Maripasoula

Arrondissement of
Cayenne

  1. Camopi
  2. Saint-Georges, French Guiana|Saint-Georges
  3. Ouanary
  4. Régina
  5. Roura
  6. Saint-Élie
  7. Iracoubo
  8. Sinnamary
  9. Kourou
  10. Macouria
  11. Montsinéry-Tonnegrande
  12. Matoury
  13. Cayenne
  14. Remire-Montjoly

Online Church Records and Civil Registration

The vast majority of your research will be in church records and civil registration. Fortunately, these records are available online from the archives of each department.

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.

Finding Church Records and Civil Registration Online

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

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.


References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, “French Guiana,” in ‘’Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,’’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana, accessed 29 April 2016.