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From: "Angela Gabbard" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] INSEE codes and standardized locations was Which "ditnoms" for LACOUTURE?
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 07:44:50 -0500
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Mona et al,
I have been trying to clean up and standardize my location lists. Is there a
site where I could get provide the location and get the corresponding INSEE
numbers (preferably in English)?
I am woefully ignorant about locations worldwide. In the US I record the
town/city, county, state, country.
In France is the correct genealogical format for locations town/city,
department, country and in Canada is it town/city, province, country? Do
most also include the parish??
Any guidance would be truly appreciated.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of Mona Andrée
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 11:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Which "dit noms" for LACOUTURE?
For those not familiar with research in France, those series of number
probably look strange. They are not lottery number, I assure you! They
are INSEE numbers. In France, each locality is indexed and given a
number according to the "département" it is found in. The first two
numbers shows in what departement it is located, for instance:
27 is the Département de l'Eure,
62 is in Pas-de-Calais, and
85 is in Vendée.
All very handy to sort things out, specially for genealogists. France
also uses postal codes which look like the INSEE codes but contain fewer
numbers. Several close by villages may all have the same postal code,
in France, but each has a separate and unique INSEE number.
It would be interesting to correlate the region these La Couture
soldiers came from to see if it matches these La Couture localities.
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