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FRANCE: Napoleon-era military records
« on: Monday 27 July 15 14:13 BST (UK) »
These have relatively recently been put online:
http://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/fr/article.php?larub=202&titre=registres-matricules-de-la-garde-imperiale-et-de-l-infanterie-de-ligne

Covers ordinary troops and NCOs of various units from 1802-1815, approximately 38% of Napoleonic soldiers. These records are fairly detailed,  giving (not all records have all fields filled) birthdate/place, parents' names, a physical description, previous residence and occupation, etc.

However, they cannot be searched by name. They are organised by regiment, and then date.
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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