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.
If you’re searching for your French ancestry, you may have already encountered French family names. Maybe, your family name is French. But do you know what is means ? Can your French name help you in your research ? Let’s find what’s behind a French name.
When you set out to trace the lives of your French females ancestors, you may think it is easier to make a genealogy of a man. There are few sources and records for women. At least, that’s what you think. So where are the women in the archives?