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French/German census returns

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:40 pm
by sharpractice
Good evening,
I would appreciate any help in guidance to accessing both French and German census returns. I am assuming of course that they had similar population censuses to those in the UK.
My interest arises because I have an ancestor who, although comming from a "working class" family and community, married in Berlin (before it became Germany) in 1850 to a German woman and then they went on to have several children, some born in Berlin and others in Paris. I have found details of their baptisms but there is little else included on these perfunctory records other the names and the mother's maiden name. The ancestor in question is known to have died in Paris in 1885. I suspect that access to any census returns between 1850 and his death will explain why he was in Europe over this period and what his employment was.
Thank you
Frank Sharp

Re: French/German census returns

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:20 pm
by AdrianB38
FamilySearch article on French censuses....

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/France_Census


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Re: French/German census returns

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:23 pm
by AdrianB38
And the equivalent article for Deutschland (yes, I was just wondering if predictive text would recognize the name!)

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Census



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Re: French/German census returns

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:11 pm
by sharpractice
Thank you Adrian for this advice.
It looks like I will be out of luck expecting something similar as that found in England, Wales, Scotland and NI. However the Familysearch website may be worth a visit so I will look there and see what can be found.
Many thanks
Frank

Re: French/German census returns

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:40 am
by Lancer_MiG
The links to the articles don't work for me, do they behave like that because I'm in Russia (I'm from Edinburgh, but I'm working there) or because there's an issue with them?

Re: French/German census returns

PostPosted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:26 am
by AdrianB38
The links just worked fine for me. I strongly suspect that the Russian authorities may have stopped access to the FamilySearch sites, given that they are an arm of the Mormon Church.

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