Source Information

Haut Rhin, France, Census, 1866 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2020.
Original data: Archives départementales du Haut-Rhin; Colmar, France; Recensement 1866.

About Haut Rhin, France, Census, 1866

This collection contains censuses from Haut Rhin, France. The department of Haut Rhin was created in 1790. Detailed censuses in France began in 1836, and continued every five years, except for 1871, which was taken in 1872, and 1916. 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.