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France, Insee Social Security Death Index, 1970-2019
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Record Description
Record Type: Death Index
Collection years: 1970-2019
Languages: French
Title in the Language: France, Indice de décès de la sécurité sociale de l'Insee, 1970-2019
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Insee - Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques (The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies), France

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains social security death records from INSEE, the French public agency. It covers death records of French citizens that died in France, French territories or overseas between the years 1970 to 2019. For the years 1970 to 2018 the files are annual. For the year 2019, the files are monthly and quarterly.

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  • Date and place of birth
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  • Name of deceased
  • Date of birth or death of the deceased
  • Place of death

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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