Genealogical research at the MND


The museum gathers over 200 personnel registers, although they are not continue or homogeneous. They mainly cover the customs directorates of Bayonne, Bordeaux, Boulogne, Chambéry, Charleville, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Mulhouse, Nantes, Paris and Valenciennes.
In these books you can find the whole carrier of customs agents.
Many of these books are restored, binded and scanned. During the process, the information contained is extracted to help research.
A data base has been implemented in that regard and is continuously enriched with all new data.
Take note it is not the aim of the CDH to archive all documentation from the customs administration !
Therefore, for any historical research, you are invited to get in touch with local archive services, as well as with the Service des Archives Économiques et Financières (Economic and financial archives service)

Fees for genealogical research

Genealogical research

  • Photograph sent by Internet : 5 €
  • Photograph sent on CD : 10 €

Adress - Contact

Musée national des douanes
Historical documentation center
1 Quai de la Douane
CS 31472

Mrs Sandrine FAURE
Documentary ressources officer
09 702 75 671 (direct line)