Source Information

Ancestry.com. Rhône, Census, 1836-1911 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2020.
Original data: Archives départementales du Rhône, Lyon, France. Recensement.

About Rhône, Census, 1836-1911

This collection contains census records from Rhône, France. These census records began under the French Republic in 1793 and records continue until 1911.

The department of Rhône was created in 1793. Census records were instituted under the First French Republic and have continued from that time in France. The standardization of forms on a national level was a large step forward in official record keeping, and helped usher in the modern era of national record keeping.