MyHeritage yesterday announced it had added two collections from the French department of Nord: Nord Civil Births, 1820–1915 and Nord Civil Deaths, 1820–1935. The collections together comprise 13.7 million historical records and feature a detailed searchable index that is only available on MyHeritage.
FamilySearch added a similar collection yesterday, called France, Nord, Parish and Civil Registration, 1524-1893, that has almost nine million records.
The French Republic began collecting civil vital records in 1792, the very same year the new republic was declared.
The department of Nord is the most populous department in France. It also contains the metropolitan region of Lille, the fourth-largest urban area in France after Paris, Lyon and Marseille.
The new Nord Civil Births, 1820–1915 and France, Nord Civil Deaths, 1820–1935 on MyHeritage, alongside the previously published Nord Civil Marriages, 1792–1937 provide new avenues of information for those seeking to learn about their French heritage.
According to MyHeritage, “The Nord collections on MyHeritage are the best you will find on any website.”
The post MyHeritage and FamilySearch release new collections from France appeared first on Genealogy à la carte.
Source: Genealogy à la carte https://genealogyalacarte.ca
Posted On: January 6, 2021 at 06:12AM