FGB Free Clinic - Case no. 10 - What to Believe? The Tale or the Tombstone? Part 3

As we wrote previously, this case is extremely short on documentation. All that we really have is a grave marker or, more precisely, a plaque on a family tomb. There, however, we have a bit of luck, in the slightly... Read more →


FGB Free Clinic - Case no. 10 - What to Believe? The Tale or the Tombstone? Part 2

The issues that we have with trying to prove family legends about a French ancestor are two: A majority of them are fanciful. As we explained in more detail in our talk on French emigration, many of the family legends... Read more →


FGB Free Clinic - Case no. 10 - What to Believe? The Tale or the Tombstone? Part 1

Some time ago, we were contacted by the writer, Nina Fluornoy, about her efforts to trace her French ancestors who emigrated to Louisiana. Her family had shared stories of a noble ancestress who had been in the court off Marie-Antoinette.... Read more →