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...
How to read French genealogy records (part I)

How to read French genealogy records (part I)

Now that you know everything about French archives and other useful online resources for your French genealogy, you may need some help to read those records. Discovering your ancestors came from another country is a great surprise. It’s the opportunity to look for...
Online Resources for French Genealogy

Online Resources for French Genealogy

In a previous post, I’ve introduced you to the French Archives. Do you know there are many other online resources for your French genealogy ? You know that to learn more about your French ancestors, you’ll have to go beyond the civil registrars. What is...
Discovering French Archives

Discovering French Archives

You have been wanting to trace your French ancestors for a long time now, but did not know how to do it ? You are lost among the rich variety of the French archives, and more ? In this new post, I’ll share with you the variety of the French resources. Back to...
DNA Testing and French Ancestry

DNA Testing and French Ancestry

If you are used to DNA testing, you are aware that results are not always what they seem to be. Are you also aware that regulations vary from one country to another ? Do you know that in France, it was illegal to have your DNA tested ? What’s the law in France ?...