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France, Côtes-d'Armor, Census, 1891
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Côtes-d'Armor, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Census
Collection years: 1891-1891
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Côtes-d'Armor, recensements de la population, 1891
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What is in this Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of census records from the department of Côtes-d'Armor in the region of Brittany for the year 1891. Availability of records may vary by year and locality.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

This collection contains a complete index of population censuses (recensements de la population).

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  • Address, including city, street, and house number
  • Number of households in the same house
  • Number of individuals in the household
  • Surname and given names of individuals in the household
  • Genders and ages of individuals in the household
  • Occupations of individuals in the household
  • Nationality of family

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