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 manual Accessing the Pas-de-Calais Archives online can be downloaded for a step-by-step process to get you to the record you are searching for.

We can search the records for you

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, if we find the relevant record, 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     

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