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Australia / Re: Victoria marriage record 1887
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 08:00 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks to Warncoort and Dundee for their replies.


Australia / Victoria marriage record 1887
« on: Wednesday 10 January 18 22:27 GMT (UK)  »
Please could someone tell me what information there would be on the certificate for a marriage in 1887 in Victoria and in particular if the divorce of one party would be mentioned.

Thanks in advance for any help.


World War One / Re: Gazette entry for Charles Sydney POWELL
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 20:15 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks to Jim1 and MaxD for their help. I now have the entry.  I was afraid I would get too many possibilities if I only used the initials, so now I have learnt my lesson which may well be useful in the future.

Thanks again


World War One / Gazette entry for Charles Sydney POWELL
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 16:51 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find the Gazette entry for Charles Sydney POWELL who was a lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery according to his medal roll index card and his medal roll entry, both of which I have.  I have found the entries in the London Gazette for his nomination as 2nd lieutenant in the Cameron Highlanders - 13 April 1915 – and in the Royal Field Artillery, London Brigade - 23 November 1915 – but cannot find his nomination as lieutenant.

Any help or advice received with grateful thanks.


Europe / Re: French Ancestors
« on: Sunday 07 January 18 11:38 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry to disappoint you, but the entry in the on line register definitely says the child baptised on 23 November is FrançoisE, daughter of Anthoine Febvrier and Anthoinette Vavray  (AD51 on line 2E 89/1 BMS 1574-1791 Brandonvilliers image 55/427). Where did you get your information from?  Looks like you could be on the right track though and you are so lucky the registers have survived all the wars in that part of France.

Europe / Re: Tracing pre-Revolutionary French ancestors
« on: Thursday 14 December 17 08:26 GMT (UK)  »
Forgot to say other notarial records from outside Rouen are also available.

Europe / Re: Tracing pre-Revolutionary French ancestors
« on: Thursday 14 December 17 08:23 GMT (UK)  »
You might be lucky enough to find something in the records of the "notaires" in Rouen. The Archives Départementales de la Seine-Maritime have begun to put them on line starting with the pre-1600 records.

Good luck!


Europe / Re: Tracing pre-Revolutionary French ancestors
« on: Wednesday 13 December 17 16:48 GMT (UK)  »
Depends where.  Most départements have their parish registers on line and quite a lot of these have been indexed by family history societies and others, or are being indexed directly on the archives' site.  There may also be notarial records.

If the ancestors weren't Catholics it can be more difficult, but there are smaller record sets that can help.

Records have been lost for various reasons: the Revolution, the Commune in Paris, WW1, WW2 and other wars, etc., but the majority survive.  Try to search a variety of databases both pre and post-Revolution some of which are pay-to-view.  Also Généanet as has been mentioned, but you have to check what you find on contributors' trees as always.


Just a thought and it’s probably a bit farfetched, but I did wonder if it might be a reference to the present day Porte de Dijeaux which apparently was indeed in the city walls.  According to Wikipedia, it has been known by at least these other names in the past:

De Giu – Dijeu – Dijeus – Digaus

the last one being the most interesting.  I have no idea of what gascon pronunciation would have been like, but spelling was often phonetic.  Two possible origins for the name can be found here:

and the Wikepedia article is also worth reading.


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