New French and Italian records on Ancestry

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SarahND
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New French and Italian records on Ancestry

Post by SarahND » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:29 pm

Hi all,
Just noticed that some new databases have come online that could be helpful to those with access to Ancestry.com


Paris, France & Vicinity Births, 1700-1899 (in French)
Paris, France & Vicinity Marriages, 1710-1907 (in French)
Paris, France & Vicinity Deaths, 1707-1907 (in French)
Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902 (in French)
Lombardia Region, Italy, Civil Registration Records, 1866-1937 (in Italian)

All the best,
Sarah

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Post by Currie » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:11 am

Hello Sarah,

It’s moments like these I wish I had French and Italian ancestors but sadly no. Come to think of it I don’t have Ancestry either.

I hope people with all of the above haven’t missed this posting.

All the best,
Alan

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Post by marilyn morning » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:56 am

If you have French-Canadian relatives, the Drouin collection is an excellent research resource.

The Red Drouin books contain abstracts of marriage records from Quebec (1608-1760)

The index of these records were printed in English, but the Church Records are in French.

http://www.afgs.org/

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Marilyn
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Post by SarahND » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:21 am

Currie wrote: It’s moments like these I wish I had French and Italian ancestors but sadly no.
Hi Alan,
No need for French and Italian ancestry yourself-- I don't have any. Just happen to have an ex-father-in-law who is French-Canadian, and an ex-mother-in-law who is Italian :wink: People have all sorts of reasons for getting married, and expanding the scope of one's genealogical research is not the worst of them :lol: :lol:

Seriously, the Drouin collection that Marilyn mentions is really a wonderful resource. Every marriage gives the parents' names and their place of abode, which means that when they first marry in Canada back in the 1600s or so, it gives the place of origin in France (if you can read the 17th century priest's handwriting...) I wish the early puritan records in the U.S. were as detailed!

All the best,
Sarah

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