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European Ancestors – Understanding France (17) The New Regime Phase 3

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. The third phase began in the Spring of 1793. Austria, Prussia and Great Britain formed a Coalition, which generally speaking most rulers … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (16) The New Regime Phase 2

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. From September 1792 through to April 1793, Belgium, Rhineland, Savoy, and the County of Nice were occupied by French armies. The National … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (15) The New Regime Phase 1

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. France declared war against Austria on 20 April 1792. During the timeframe of April-September 1792, France suffered defeats. In July 1792, Prussia … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (14) The New Regime

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. The new regime in France looked like this: Complete abolishment of feudalism. Suppression of previous orders. Establishment of equality amongst man, though … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (13) Foundation for Revolution

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. The foundation for the Revolution began in February 1787 when the controller of finances arranged for the assembly of those who were … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (32) Resources

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. The following are some useful resources for researching in France, & French Ancestors: Gallica Digital Library of the National Library of France … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (20) Territories outside of France

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. France, like many nations in Europe controlled lands outside of the country, such as: Martinique Reunion Island Wallis & Fortuna Guadeloupe – … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (27) DNA

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. French Bioethical Law states that DNA testing is only allowed for specific purposes – Medical, Scientific or Judicial reasons. There is a … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France (11) Calendar

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE. The period from 1792 until 1806 is challenging for genealogists researching in France. During this period two things happened “Revolutionary” calendar introduced … Continue reading

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European Ancestors – Understanding France 30 year War (9)

This post is part of a series about genealogy in France. You can read the complete series HERE.  The Thirty Year War spanned 1618-1648. Conflict in France commenced in 1635, and battles took place in the north east of France, … Continue reading

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