France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records

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France, Rhône, Military Registration Cards, 1865-1932
This article describes a collection of records at
Rhône, France
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Record Description
Record Type: Military Registration
Collection years: 1865-1932
Languages: French
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Related Websites
Archives Départementales du Rhône, France

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

This collection contains an index of military draft cards for men born between 1865-1932. Each record contains information about the solider such as:

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Residence
  • Occupation
  • Parents' names and their residence
  • A physical description of the soldier
  • Military curriculum
  • Details about wounds

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

For help reading these French records see the following guides:

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Birthdate
  • Birthyear
  • Birthplace
  • Gender
  • Surname
  • Place of residence
  • Registration date
  • Registration place
  • Father's given name
  • Mother's name
  • Mother's surname

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Date of birth
  • Birthplace

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the age of the citizen to find an approximate birthyear to begin your search in church or civil records
  • Continue to search the records to identify spouse(s), children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have moved, been recruited or lived nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
  • Carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details such as a title, an occupation, or land ownership
  • Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records of your other ancestors

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Switch to a different record collection, such as civil registration or church records. Depending on the time period, one or the other collection may be more helpful
  • While searching, it is helpful to know the ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as an ancestor, and that the ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. Pay special attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try variations on the pronunciation

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in France.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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