European Ancestors – Understanding France (5) Deaths

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, deaths 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
  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Place of birth of deceased
  • Occupation (for males or unmarried women)
  • Name of spouse (and former spouses if married more than once)
    • For unmarried women, or children name of parents
  • Name of witnesses and relationship to the deceased

It is possible to find burial information in addition to the civil registration of a death.

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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