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FGB Free Clinic - Case no. 10 - What to Believe? The Tale or the Tombstone? Part 4

On the grave marker of our lady in question, which may not be, it begins to seem, very reliable, her name is given as Marie Adelaide Guerne de Tavane Note that "de Tavane" is in a smaller size than the... Read more →


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

Who amongst you, Dear Readers, will help Madame Fluornoy with this thorny problem? If any of you may be willing and able to do some research to contribute to this Case Study, she and also we would be most grateful.... Read more →


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 →