Marginal annotations are, as we saw in a previous post, a precious element of French documents. Although they are valuable in descending genealogy, they may contain traps that can be avoided.
Marginal annotations are a measure of publicity intended to establish a relationship between two acts of civil status or between an act and the transcription of another act or judgment. They are, for the genealogist, a valuable element of his/her research.
Your family name is Delavergne, Delaborde, Dufour, Desmas, Deboise… Does this mean that you are descended from French nobility? In this article, I explain the origin of the particle and its link, or not, with the French nobility.
Genealogy in Paris might be a little tricky. But with some tips, going through the Archives of Paris is following your ancestor path along the streets of the capital.
Working on women’s history is not a quiet path. There are not as many records as they are for men. But when we dive into their stories, like I once did for Paule, we unravel incredible stories, which are sometimes linked to History. This what happened with Lucie.
You have been wanting to trace your French ancestors for a long time now, but did not know how to do it ? You are lost among the wealth of the French archives? In this two parts publication, I’ll share with you the variety of the French archives. Let’s start with the National Archives.