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Do You Dare to Try to Research Your Alsace Ancestors Online - in French?

We have had a missive from Christine and Laure, who write the wonderful blog Généalogie Alsace. They have put together a brief series of instructional posts for those who live far from that pretty region of France and must research... Read more →

A Quick List of French Military Websites for Your Lockdown Research

Many years ago, we worked in aid in East Africa. We poured our heart and soul into the projects, particularly one to train trainers, very much à la mode in the aid world at the time. We arrived after months... Read more →

Was Your Ancestor a French Magistrate?

The most interesting talk that we attended at the Salon de la généalogie was that given by historian, author, researcher, and an editor of Criminocorpus (about which we have written here), Dr. Jean-Claude Farcy, on the database that he created,... Read more →

More and More Online - But You Have to Separate and Regroup the Sources

A brief update on crucial indexing resources becoming available to you Dear Readers, albeit in the most chaotic way imaginable. Recall that we have explained many times that France's birth, marriage and death registrations, whether parish or civil, are created... Read more →

Just Who Benefits In This?

You may recall, Dear Readers, that the Fond Coutot, being the largest private archives in France, were the creation of a professional genealogist, Amédée Coutot. He opened up business a bit over twenty years after the fires set by the... Read more →

Have You Tried LostCousins.com?

This website is primarily Anglophone, primarily British, using exclusively nineteenth and twentieth century census returns...and yet..... The premise is interesting: to enter into the website's database as many families as possible to which you are related that appear in the... Read more →

French Studies of the Revolution and Empire, 1789-1815

We are trying to make sense of these websites and to recommend them, we really are, but the owners do not make it easy in the least. The Société des Etudes Historiques Révolutionnaires & Impériales (SEHRI) seems to have become... Read more →