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FRENCH COLONIAL EMPIRES

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Algeria

Dates: 1830-1962

Remained in Algeria: Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths, commune archives, legal archives, notarial archives, land registry, external departments of the administrations (equipment, health, work, social security, education, finances) as well as the archives of ports, chambers of commerce, hospitals.

The ecclesiastical archives also remained in Algeria apart from some collections:

  • Catholicity registers for the diocese of Algiers: Monastère des Clarisses de Nîmes - 34, rue de Brunschwick - 30000 Nîmes - France.
  • Diocesan archives of Oran: Monastère des Dominicaines – Quartier de l'Écluse – 26770 Taulignan - France - E-mail: arch.oran.clarte@orange.fr
  • Catholicity registers for the diocese of Constantine: Monastère des Clarisses – 952, chemin Bosque d'Antonelle - 13090 Aix-en-Provence - France

The military archives concerning the Algerian war (military operations, etc.) are kept by the Service historique de la Défense in Vincennes (Army):
http://www.servicehistorique.sga.defense.gouv.fr/Le-SHD-a-Vincennes.html


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Main nationalities of readers

  • France: 1338
  • Algeria: 145
  • United States: 109
  • Canada: 27
  • Vietnam: 26
  • Others: 249



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