Belgian But Born Anonymously in France

What on earth is it about the baby-selling racket that so appeals to Catholic institutions? The subject is in the news again, (watch this clip on France 24) this time in Belgium and it concerns us because the people of... Read more →

Did Your French Ancestor Die in a Military Hospital in America?

We have been playing with the ever-improving website of the Archives national d'outre-mer, the National Overseas Archives. It really is important to keep investigating this website; there is nearly always something new and it is rarely announced to the public... Read more →

Online! - The Contracts of the Engagés Leaving La Rochelle for Canada and Elsewhere

Digitization is proceeding apace in the archives of France. The Departmental Archives of Charente-Maritime, which contain the notarial records of La Rochelle, have been more diligent than many. They have uploaded an enormous number of the worker engagement contracts signed... Read more →