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Record Description
Record Type: Census
Collection years: 1946
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Paris, Recensement de 1946
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This is an index of the 1946 Paris, France census. Censuses have been taken by the government of France, by individual towns, and by some old provinces. In France, censuses were generally taken for military purposes, taxation, or identification of the poor. The first national census listing names in France was taken in the year 1772.

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

The census forms contain the following information:

French English
Designation des Quartiers, villages ou hameaux Designation of neighborhoods, villages or hamlets
Designation des rues les villes Designing the streets the cities
Numero de La Maison dans la rue House number in the street
Numer d'ordre du ménage Household order number
Numero d'ordre de l'individu Order number of the individual
Nom de Famille Last name
Prenom usuel Given name
Parente avec le chef de ménage ou situation dans le ménage Relation with head of household or household situation
Année de naissance Year of birth
Nationalite Nationality
Profession Profession

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