France registers on line: a map
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Or, from web site geneawiki, tape "Archives en ligne"
Departements are mentionned by their alphabetical number since 1790.(with exceptions of Paris Region created 1964)
No relation with ancient provinces
=ie Alsace Lorraine doesn't exist but mentionnned as 67,68, 54, 57, 88
2 are are with prepayment access but "dirt cheap" and easy (opened to electronic securized payments)
Also references to ancient overseas territories (colonies) such as Santo Domingo, Haiti but deverst to other sites.
Other sources on line for Indian Possessions but partially on line.
Remember, for location,use www.geneanet.org
= answers are located by number of departement.
ie 29200 refers to Brest, 29 is Finistère.