Search the records

Have you searched the digital genealogical records available free to researchers?  The records for Calais and St Pierre-lès-Calais plus many more towns and villages in the region are held and conserved by the Pas-de-Calais Département France on its Pas-de-Calais Archives website

The website and records are in French but for non-French speaking researchers, some browsers such as Google Chrome for example, have a translation function to convert the French text of the website into English. Unfortunately the records of much of the 19th century period are hand-written and cannot be translated by the browser translation function.


Do you want an English translation of an event record for an ancestor who lived in the Pas-de-Calais region?

Provide us with the person's name, the event (for example birth or death) and the year and we can search the website records and provide you with a translation of it for the modest fee of A$10.

The marriage records are very long and often the wording varies, so a translation fee might be a little more.               

Descendants of the Lacemakers of Calais is a not-for-profit group and all funds collected are used to maintain this website     


Example of a

Record Translation

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