Using the Online Paris Cemeteries Database

By now most of you know that the Paris city archives has made burial records covering 1804-1968 for 19 of the city’s 20 cemeteries accessible online (Calvaire is the exception). Great news indeed!

Of course, you will still need to know the name of the cemetery where the deceased is buried and at least an approximate date of death/interment. Even then, the challenge for non-French speakers is navigating your way through the tangle of steps it will take to get your information and then to decipher what you find.

So, I’ve created a page that I hope will make your task a bit easier:

By all means let know what you think and if the steps need retweaking.