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Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
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Location of Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1792-1893
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Tables Décennales, France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, état civil
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Archives municipales de Toulouse


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of civil registration of the town of Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France. It includes births, marriages, and deaths from the (Archives municipales de Toulouse) Municipal Archives of Toulouse. Records may also include marriage banns. Banns were a means for the Catholic Church to give anyone a chance to legally prevent a marriage that might be invalid. These records are primarily in French, but some may also be in German. This civil registration gives records of vital life events of citizens and residents within the French government. To better understand these records, two phrases to translate would be arrondissement, which means "municipality," and type de registre et l'année, which means "record type and years." Haute-Garonne is named after the Garonne River that flows through the southwest department of France. Its main city is Toulouse.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in these records usually include the following:

Birth

  • Child's name and gender
  • Birthdate and place
  • Baptism date
  • Father's name
  • Mother's given name
  • Mother and Father's marital status

Marriage Registers

  • Bride and Groom's names
  • Marriage date and place
  • Marriage certificate and banns dates
  • Groom's age, occupation, and residence
  • Names of groom's garents (including maiden name of Mother)
  • Bride's age, occupation, and residence
  • Names of bride's parents, including maiden name of Mother
  • Birthplaces of bride and groom
  • Witnesses' names, ages, and occupations

Death

  • Death and burial date and place
  • Name and age at death
  • Cause of death
  • Father of deceased and his occupation
  • Date and birthdate of the deceased
  • Marital status of the deceased
  • If married, the name of the spouse

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