Who I am

French professional genealogist

What’s French Roots?

French Roots is a blog that aims to assist you in your genealogical research. As a French profesional genealogsit, I share with you my tips, my advices. I accompany you with video tutorials. I also share my own research, always with a touch of methodology and advice!

If you prefer to follow me in French, go to La Gazette des ancêtres.

Who is it for?

Whether you want to discover your French roots, learn how to use French archives or find tips on how to discover your French genealogy, you’ll find tips and tools in French Roots.

Whether you’re a beginner, an experienced or curious genealogist, this blog is for you.

Sophie Boudarel, French professional genealogist

Who I am

My name is Sophie Boudarel.

I embarked on the adventure of genealogy in 1994. With an accomplished career mainly focused on planning, scheduling and organization, I decided to combine these skills with my practice of genealogy.

In 2012, I took the step. I choose to put my skills at your service.

As a professional genealogist, committed to the promotion not only of family history but also of archives, I am interested in the existing links and their development, between archivists and genealogists.

I carry out genealogical research, but also biographical research. I am not only interested in finding the individuals in your French roots, but also in telling your family history.

Because genealogy is for me, synonymous with sharing, I also offer to train you in genealogical research in France. I coach in one on one session or at workshops, such as those proposed by the Revue Française de Généalogie with whom I collaborate.