2000 Years of History

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Research Bases


The two databases presented here are part of a multi-stage research process. Significant exploratory work began in 2002. All the directors of departmental archives were contacted, and over 80 provided detailed responses on the available bibliographical and archival information. A wide-reaching survey was conducted concerning national, regional, and local populations. Moreover, around a hundred genealogical associations were contacted, and helped as to collect large amounts of data in most of the French regions.

In order to broaden the initial perspective of this investigation, we used a scientific environment based on collective work and projects, as well as individual research. In terms of collective work, we contacted researchers interested in wolves, via several scientific events in France: