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Guide to '''Pas-de-Calais ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers. <br>
 
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==History==
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Pas-de-Calais is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790.  It was created from parts of the former provinces of Calaisis (England), Boulonnais, Ponthieu and Artois (Spanish Netherlands).  Located in the current region of Hauts-de-France, it is surrounded by the departments of Nord and Somme, as well as the English Channel and the North Sea.  [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas-de-Calais (Wikipedia)]
  
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'''Artois''' is a region of northern France. Its principal cities are Arras, Saint-Omer, Lens, Béthune, and the eastern part of the arrondissement of Montreuil. Artois occupies the interior of the Pas-de-Calais ''département'',  the western part of which constitutes the former Boulonnais (land area). [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artois Wikipedia]
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*[http://www.archivespasdecalais.fr Archives Départementales]
 
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/indexall.php?dept=62 Pas-de-Calais Francegenweb]
 
*[http://www.francegenweb.org/~communes/liste.php?dept=62 Gazetteer for Pas-de-Calais]
 
  
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==Localities (Communites)==
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/communes/liste.php?dept=62 FranceGenWeb]
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*[http://www.locom.org/loc_listcomd.php?d=62 Locom]
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*[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_communes_du_Pas-de-Calais Wikipedia]
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*[https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_anciennes_communes_du_Pas-de-Calais Wikipedia, former localities]
  
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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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Here is the website for the '''Department Archives of Pas-de-Calais''', where you will find these records.<br>
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*[http://www.archivespasdecalais.fr/Archives-en-ligne/Etat-civil '''Department Archives of Pas-de-Calais''']
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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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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Census records can support your search in civil and church records. They can help identify all family members. When families have similar names they help determine which children belong in each family. See [[France Census|'''France Census''']].<br>
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[http://www.archivespasdecalais.fr/Archives-en-ligne/Recensements-de-population '''Pas-de-Calais 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:Pas-de-Calais '''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#d62 '''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/F62/france-pas-de-calais '''Geneanet Collaborative Indexes''']  Search by locality (parish or commune).
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*[http://genea-bricolo.over-blog.com/article-21470763.html '''Genea-Bricolo''']
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*[http://www.bigenet.fr/ '''Bigenet''']
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*[http://www.genealo.net/ Projet Genealo Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Belgique]
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*[http://genealogiepasdecalais.fr// Association Généalogique du Pas de Calais]
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*[http://www.forumroubaix.com/portail/ Roubaix Généalogie]
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*[http://www.geneachtimi.com/portal.php Geneachtimi]
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*[http://duarep.free.fr/index.htm Tables décennales Bourlon]
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*[http://cancheauthie.free.fr/tm.htm Canche-Authie]
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*[http://saulchoy.genealogie.free.fr/ Saulchoy Généalogie]
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*[http://lydian.caridroit.pagesperso-orange.fr/index.html Biache Saint Vaast Caridroit Football Généalogie Husky 62 Pas-de-Calais]
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*[http://www.gennpdc.net/releves/ GenNPdC]
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*[http://genbully.canalblog.com/archives/index.html Relevé des communes du Nord Pas-de-Calais]
  
== Did you know? ==
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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|103357|France|Pas-de-Calaise}}, find and click on "'''Places within France, Pas-de-Calais'''," and choose your locality from the list.
  
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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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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]
  
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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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==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 known family members.
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*Repeat this process for both the father and the mother, starting with their birth records, then their siblings' births, then their parents' marriages, and so on.
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*If earlier generations (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the records, search neighboring parishes.  
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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_du_Pas-de-Calais Pas-de-Calais Wiki GenWeb Associations]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Liste_d%27%C3%A9change_-_Nord-Pas-de-Calais Pas-de-Calais Forums]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/SouthernEuropeGenealogyResearchCommunity/ Southern Europe Genealogy Research Community]
 
 
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/indexall.php?dept=62 Tout en Un Pas-de-Calais]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Portail:Pas-de-Calais GenWeb, Pas-de-Calais Portal]
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*[http://www.francegenweb.org/sitescgw/c2/index.php?dept=62 Cousins 62]
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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 Pas-de-Calais ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers.

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History

Pas-de-Calais is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Calaisis (England), Boulonnais, Ponthieu and Artois (Spanish Netherlands). Located in the current region of Hauts-de-France, it is surrounded by the departments of Nord and Somme, as well as the English Channel and the North Sea. (Wikipedia)

Former Region of Artois

Artois is a region of northern France. Its principal cities are Arras, Saint-Omer, Lens, Béthune, and the eastern part of the arrondissement of Montreuil. Artois occupies the interior of the Pas-de-Calais département, the western part of which constitutes the former Boulonnais (land area). Wikipedia

Localities (Communites)

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:’’’
Here is the website for the Department Archives of Pas-de-Calais, 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

Census records can support your search in civil and church records. They can help identify all family members. When families have similar names they help determine which children belong in each family. See France Census.
Pas-de-Calais 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 Pas-de-Calaise , find and click on "Places within France, Pas-de-Calais," 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 known family members.
  • Repeat this process for both the father and the mother, starting with their birth records, then their siblings' births, then their parents' marriages, and so on.
  • If earlier generations (parents, grandparents, etc.) do not appear in the records, search neighboring parishes.


Genealogical Societies and Help Groups

Websites