1872 Census

Individual and Household Counting of the Nominative Lists of the 1872 Census

Following the rare counting by fire (by home) of the Ancien Régime, the French administration of the nineteenth century implemented nominative censuses of the population every five years from 1836, the years ending in 1 and the years ending in 6 (except the years of war).

By department and by commune, then by household, these individual nominative counts make it possible to follow the demographic evolution of the country. through the century. I allows to establish a "" photograph "" of the home - not just the nuclear family - at the precise moment.

Find out where your ancestors lived and with whom, family members more or less distant and possibly bosses, servants or employees.

Dépouillement individuel et par foyer des listes nominatives du recensement de 1872