Archives départementales Ille-et-Vilaine

By Jacques Gagné

Principal cities: Rennes – Fougères,67604,fr.html

Oldest Parish Register 1635 in the village of Combourg

Mise-en-ligne – Online Searches

• Liste des communes et paroisses- Mises en ligne – Environ 400 communes – Approximately 400 communes (villages, towns, townships, cities) have been digitized in addition to the Catholic churches within said communes.
Registres paroissiaux et d’état civil – 2,8 millions d’images – Digitized parish and civil registers for a total of 2.8 million images (documents or pages).

Greffe et commune pour les registres paroissiaux – Search options in which you can enter the name of the commune (village, town, township, city) and the search results will offer you what is available online in regard to parish registers within said commune.

Registres paroissiaux – 1635-1792 – Parish registers 1635-1792

État civil – 1793-1902 – Civil registers 1793-1902

Recherche documentaire – Other searches within search engine.

Fonds d’archives – Archives content online

Cadastre napoléonien – 1807-1939 – Land registers 1807-1939

Cartes et plans de l’intendance (lieux, sujet de recherche) – Land ownership, including maps.

Archives notariales – Notarial archives – Not online as of 2013. One must contact the archives.

Recensements de population – Not online as of 2013, one must contact the archives.

Diocèse de Rennes (email) – For those who wish to obtain copies of baptisms, marriages, deaths prior to 1635, simply contact the Diocese of Rennes by email. One must first identify the name of the commune (village, town, township, city) and the name of the parish – It is easy with Google to obtain the name of the parish once you have established the identity of the commune of your choice.

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