"European" civil status - Algeria (1830-1904)

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  • European Civil Status of Algeria - National Archives Overseas

Digitization and index of more than 1.4 million civil status records of Europeans residing in Algeria between 1830 and 1904.

Warning : the records have been geolocated according to the current names of the cities of Algeria. To do your research, you can indicate in the search engine :

  • the current name of the city (ex: Skikda pour Philippeville)
  • or Algeria if you don't know the current name

To know the current name of the communes, you can refer to the dedicated pages of the following sites : ANOM ou Wikipedia.


Warning : the records have been geolocated according to the current names of the cities of Algeria. To do your research, you can indicate in the search engine :

  • the current name of the town (ex: Skikda pour Philippeville)
  • or Algeria if you don't know the current name

To know the current name of the cities you can refer to the dedicated pages of the following sites : ANOM ou Wikipedia.

The so-called European civil status was held by the French authorities present in Algeria from the arrival of the first settlers in 1830 and until the independence of Algeria in 1962. In 1848, Algeria, officially annexed, became a French department divided into three provinces: Algiers, Oran, Constantine which will be until 1955 the three departments of Algeria.

The birth certificates, marriage and deaths that were registered concerned only Europeans settled in Algeria (mainly French, Italian and Spanish). At the accession of Algeria to independence, the registers remained in Algeria.

Between 1967 and 1972, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs undertook, with the agreement of the Algerian State, to microfilm two-thirds of the microfilms remained in Algeria. Some cities are therefore not searchable in whole or in part.

These microfilms have been fully digitized and are preserved and transmited by Overseas National Archives.In 2003, a patronymic indexation of digitized images was carried out at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture.


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  • European Civil Status of Algeria - National Archives Overseas

Digitization and index of more than 1.4 million civil status records of Europeans residing in Algeria between 1830 and 1904.

Warning : the records have been geolocated according to the current names of the cities of Algeria. To do your research, you can indicate in the search engine :

  • the current name of the city (ex: Skikda pour Philippeville)
  • or Algeria if you don't know the current name

To know the current name of the communes, you can refer to the dedicated pages of the following sites : ANOM ou Wikipedia.