European Ancestors – Understanding France (3) (Births)

Courtesy of Wikipedia
Flag adopted 15 Feb 1794

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE.

After 1792, births were required to be registered by civil officials. Information was believed to be more precise than previous, and generally contained:

  • Date including the time of event
  • Date of record, including the time
  • Full name of the child
  • Gender of the individual
  • Names of parents, along with:
    • Occupation of father
    • Ages of both parents
    • Address
    • Legal status of marriage
  • Witnesses (2) as well as
    • Age
    • Occupation
    • Address
    • Relationship to the individual

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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