Orders and Decrees

Did the French administration distinguish one of your ancestors in the 19th century? Discover it now!

  • Bulletin of the Laws


Numerical nominative compilation of more than 28,000 ordinances and decrees published in the Bulletin of Laws in the nineteenth century

Ancestor of the Official Journal of the French Republic, the Bulletin of Laws was used to publish orders and decrees issued by the various governments from 1793 to 1931. This mine of information offers an exceptional point of view on the society of the time , from the First Empire to the Third Republic, thanks to the variety of its publications..


Among these thousands of nominative documents, we find the decrees of naturalization, the appointments in the Order of the Legion of Honor, the authorizations of work, the attribution of concessions or majorats by Letters Patent, the institutions of pensions or gratuities at a time when the pension system didn't exist yet.


This is the daily life of our ancestors in the nineteenth century that appears throughout the administrative history of our country. If kings or emperors change, the administration is eternal! And tracing every citizen, no matter what regime they serve.

Sources

  • Bulletin of the Laws


Numerical nominative compilation of more than 28,000 ordinances and decrees published in the Bulletin of Laws in the nineteenth century