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France

  • Apellidos Franceses - Resources for French genealogical research
     
  • Astorquia, Madeline, et al. Guide des sources de l'historie des états-unis dans les archives françaises. Paris: France Expansion, 1976.
     
  • Bernard, Gildas. Les familles juives en France: XVIe-1815: Guide des recherches biographiques et généalogiques. Paris: Archives Nationales, 1990.
     
  • Bernard, Gildas. Les familles protestantes en France: XVIe siècle-1792: Guide des recherches biographiques et genealogiques. Paris: Archives Nationales, 1987.
     
  • Bernard, Gildas. Guide des recherches sur l'histoire des familles. Paris: Aarchives Nationales, 1988.
     
  • Commission de coordination de la documentation administrative. Comment éditer une publication. Paris: Documentation française, ca. 1980.
     
  • Dubost, Jean Francois. Les Étrangers en France: XVIe siècle-1789. Paris: Archives Nationales, 1993.
     
  • French Emigration: La France de votre Nom de Famille - Last names in France by geographical area
     
  • French - Genealogy in France.

  • French Newspaper Archives. These are not searchable, but full page images can be retrieved by date. Date coverage is poorly described, but coverage includes Le Figaro, Le Temps, Le Croix, and others, chiefly from the 1800s to early 1900s. Look under "Periodicals."

  • La Gazette de France, 1786. Issues 1-104.
     
  • Genealogy in France - A Beginners Guide to Researching Your French Ancestry. From About.com genealogy section.
     
  • Hassall, Arthur. History of France. 1903. Westminster, Maryland: Willow Bend Books, 2004 reprint.

  • Mercure Francois, 1605-1643, France’s oldest newspaper, is another French resource, more wonderful than most. Browse by date, but no text searching available.
     
  • Pontet, Patrick. Ancestral Research in France. Andover, Hampshire, England: Anglo-French Family History Society, 1998.
     
  • Pontet, Patrick. Ancestral Research in Paris. Andover, Hampshire, England: Anglo-French Family History Society, 1998.
     
  • Pontet, Patrick. Genealogical References and Sources. Andover, Hampshire, England: Anglo-French Family History Society, 1998.

  • Redlich, Marcellus Donald Alexander R.V. Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986.

  • Schrader-Muggenthaler, Cornelia. The Alsace Immigration Book. Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, 1989-1991.

  • Schrader-Muggenthaler, Cornelia. The Baden Immigration Book: Including Emigration from Alsace. Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, 1992.
     
  • Smith, Clifford Neal. Emigrants from France (Haut-Rhin Departement) to America Part 1: 1837-1844, Part 2: 1845-1847. French-American Genealogical Research Monograph 2, Parts 1 & 2. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 2004.
     
  • Valynseele, Joseph, ed. La généalogie: Histoire et pratique. Paris: Larousse, 1991.
     
  • Vuillet, Bernard, et al. Sur les traces de vos ancêtres à Paris: la recherche des origines. Paris: Archives de Paris, 1997.