Finding Your French Ancestors – FamilySearch July 31, 2020

I saw this today on FamilySearch – Finding Your French Ancestors

July 31, 2020  – by  Sally Odekirk


Do you have French ancestry and wonder where to start learning more about them? As you learn about your ancestors, take some time to learn about the country and the records that you can access to discover more about them. You’ll learn that a wealth of information and records are available to help you!

France is a country with a long, storied past. If you’re new to French genealogy research and looking for a place to start, this FamilySearch article gives fascinating insight into French history and the records that are available. However, if you’re looking for basic how-to starters, read on!


FamilySearch Research Wiki

The FamilySearch Research Wiki is a good place to start. To find the wiki, as well as other helpful information, click the Help button at the top of the main FamilySearch page. The wiki focuses on research strategies, gives lists of websites and suggestions for finding records, and offers a clickable map of countries that leads you to pages to browse for information. For French research, you can find information and help including the following:

The France Online Genealogy Records button on the wiki page takes you to a page with more links to available records, histories, lists, directories, and periodicals.



About ICT Genealogist

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1 Response to Finding Your French Ancestors – FamilySearch July 31, 2020

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow made it to August on your blog!

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