MyHeritage is releasing a fantastic French record collection. It’s the France, Nord Civil Marriages, 1792-1937 collection which includes 5.4 million civil records of marriages (1792-1937) for the French department of Nord that were collected by government authorities after the French Republic was proclaimed in 1792.
Nord is in the far north of France. It was created from the western halves of the historical counties of Flanders and Hainaut, and the Bishopric of Cambrai.
What’s special about this collection? It contains a detailed searchable index that details you won’t find on other websites.
The collection is live in MyHeritage SuperSearch™. Start your search with the button below:
In this collection, you’ll find rich details about the bride, groom, and their families including:
- brides’ name
- groom’s name
- their birth dates
- marriage date
- marriage location
- the names of the bride’s and groom’s parents — including their mothers’ maiden surnames!
- Additional information about the death of one or more of the parents
- witness names and details — often with recorded relationships to the bride and groom.
The collections provide robust coverage of during a span of 145 years making them a treasure trove of valuable family history information. They are sure to provide insight for anyone with roots in that region.
According to MyHeritage: “The index that we created for this collection is unique in that it lists information that isn’t available on any other website, such as the estimated birth years of the bride and groom, and the names of their parents.”
Higher Resolution Record Images
It’s not uncommon for more than one Genealogy Giants records website to have the same records. However, it’s always worth a look at both because sometimes the more recent collection will have better images sometimes thanks to newer technology. This collection on MyHeritage is a great example of that. This collection includes beautiful scanned images of every record in a higher resolution than can be found on some other sources.
The collection is available for searching on SuperSearch™. And if you’re a MyHeritage user, you will receive Record Matches from this collection as well. Record Matches might just reveal new information about your ancestors who appear in the records.