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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Mullaney Baptisms Sheffield 1891 Onwards
« on: Wednesday 11 January 17 16:45 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, I for one looked but no luck unfortunately.

Europe / Re: Francoise LORANT 1877 & Marie SAINTILAN
« on: Friday 23 December 16 13:21 GMT (UK)  »
Langueux is in the Côtes d'Armor department - the civil registration and parish registers are on line at

If available for the relevant period, start with the TD (tables décennales) which index the records for a ten-year period - very useful if you don't have a definite date.
See also

for links to other sites of potential interest.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Sailor number/code?
« on: Monday 17 October 16 14:41 BST (UK)  »
Hope I'm doing this right as it is my first post - forgive me if not!  I'm pretty sure the number refers to the person's "inscription maritime".  This was a register of all men living on or near the coast who could be called up to serve in the French navy in time of war.  Anyone who had anything to do with ships or boats was entered.

I think the reference is "fo(lio) 3455 n° 856".  The registers are to be found in various record offices and the entry includes information not on BMD certificates such as a man's physical description and details of his professional least that is what I have read - I have no personal experience of these records.

By the way, going back to your previous thread requesting translation of your certificates, you or someone who replied were surprised  there was no cause of death on the death certificate.  This is quite usual here in France except occasionally in parish burial registers where the death was cause by unusual circumstances such as drowning or being crushed by an overturned cart (examples I have come across).

Hope that helps a bit.


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