French surname meanings and origins

French surname meanings and origins

If you’re searching for your French ancestry, you may have already encountered French surnames. Maybe, your family name is French. But do you know what is means ? Can your French name help you in your research ? Perche-Québec Une histoire commune During the 11th...
Decree of Marriage in Brittany

Decree of Marriage in Brittany

You have French ancestors from Brittany ? The decree of marriage (décret de mariage) is a genealogical source that will help you find more about their families. If you have already searched for your Breton ancestors, you may have read this term in a wedding...
THE Genealogy Show take one

THE Genealogy Show take one

On the 7th and 8th of June, a big event took place in Birmingham. It was the very first edition of THE Genealogy Show, and I had the chance to be there. As a French professional genealogist, the only foreign I’ve attended two events abroad. The first one is...
How to read French records (part II)

How to read French records (part II)

We have seen in a previous post how to read French civil registrars. In this new post, we’ll learn how to read French parish records. Modern period in French genealogy is quite easy. Once you have survived the Republican calendar, you can softly navigate through...