European Ancestors – Understanding France (40) Military

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This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE.

  • Memoire des HommesMilitary Enlistments of the old Regime of France 1682-1793 is a significant depository of records in browse mode only, of:
    • Enlistment Records
    • Different branches of the army, such as artillery, Calvary etc
    • Different units, towns and battlefields
    • Early records are in the name of the old Provinces, towns etc, for example Anjou
    • Includes records relating to Belgians.
  • Memoire des HommesNapoleonic War 1802-1815 enlistments, in a searchable database. This also incorporates what we now know as Belgium. – with images
  • Ancestramil – A useful site with details of the structure of Military forces of France
  • Collaborative Military Archives (Geneanet) – Napoleonic War 1802-1815 – no images
  • France GenWeb 1914-1918
  • France Memorial GenWebSoldiers and Resistance fighters who died, including civilians AND foreign soldiers that died in France
  • Military Registration Records for French citizens in the Overseas Territories
    • French West Africa (1888-1917)
    • Algeria (1866-1921)
    • French Coast of the Somalis (1910-1917)
    • Comoros (1895-1918)
    • Guyana (1890-1914)
    • India and Indochina (1897-1909)
    • Madagascar (1889-1918) –  Some later registers are kept in the Archives of Paris.
    • New Caledonia (1907-1918)
    • Polynesia (1894-1919)
    • Reunion (1884-1918)
    • Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon (1901-1921) – The later registers are kept in the Archives of Paris.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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