For those looking for primary documentation from the Alsace region of today’s France, yesterday’s German province of Elsass, there are a few search sites worthy of mention.
First I need to note, that you will need to bolster your French skills because they are all in French with no secondary language options. So if you are French challenged, bring Google Translate with you. (You can use the Chrome Broser to have that happen automagically on all of your non-primary language sites or otherwise add a plugin to the browser you like best.)
Anyway here are the sites I have been using (and note no two of them work the same which simply adds to the fun!). These sites are available without charge.
- Archives Départementales du Haut-Rhin (Archives of the Upper Rhine Region)
- Portail des archives de Montbéliard (Montbeliard Archive Portal)
- Archives départementales du Bas-Rhin (Archives of the Lower Rhine Region)– note: you will need to accept thire license before you can enter the archives.
If you know of other similar sites, please use our contact page to let me know and I’ll add them to our little list!