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Europe / Re: Help with Manche Catholic records (France)
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 22:15 GMT (UK)  »
This is an incredibly difficult task! I had a look for Arthemise Jeannette, but the microfilm seems quite out of focus and made it difficult to find. I then started to look for Jean Baptiste Jeanette but the baptism records at that time give the republican calendar rather than the Gregorian.
I'm curious as to what you hope to gain from the baptismal records that isn't on the civil records.

Europe / Re: Polish in Paris, then London?
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 21:38 GMT (UK)  »
I've had a look through the Paris archives, the nearest I've found  is a Joseph Victor Zaleski, b. 8 March 1863 in the 9th arrondissiment of Paris. I don't think he's yours though, as the birth record indicates a marriage in Paris in 1903. There are a number of other Zaleskis born in the 1860s in Paris but none with matching forenames.

The link to the Joseph I found is here:

The record is on page 13.

In Paris, there are 10 year indexes to the births in each arrondissiment - for the time you're looking at they actually cover the years 1860-1872. I looked through the Z for each arrondissiment and tried to cover possible spelling differences but it's a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack.
I could, of course, have missed him or it could be that he was born either outside of Paris or outside of the timeframe.

It does not appear that census data for Paris in the period you want is available online.
I'm more than happy to look again if you can give any further information.

Europe / Re: Possible Wedding in Switzerland?
« on: Wednesday 24 February 21 20:16 GMT (UK)  »
It's only taken me 11 years to find the solution to this problem!

A few days ago, I managed to find Paul Thoma's birth registration in Lyon, France. It very helpfully told me the date of his wedding and the fact that it was in Paris, not Switzerland as I'd thought. The record did get the arrondissiment of the wedding wrong, but I found it through checking the indices.

So it just goes to show, that brick walls can break down, even after many years.

Nottinghamshire / Re: Baillon Nottingham lacemakers
« on: Wednesday 10 February 21 13:20 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for those pointers Maddys52.

Nottinghamshire / Re: Baillon Nottingham lacemakers
« on: Tuesday 09 February 21 19:42 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks, Mckha489. there are some enticing looking documents for future perusal there.

Ancestral Family Tree DNA Testing / Re: DNA - Do Not Ask - Sun Newspaper Article
« on: Tuesday 09 February 21 18:49 GMT (UK)  »
Part of the reason why home DNA tests are banned in France is the risk of "unexpected" results. The DNA companies don't make much of this.

Nottinghamshire / Baillon Nottingham lacemakers
« on: Tuesday 09 February 21 18:26 GMT (UK)  »
I would like, if possible, to find out about the lace making business of the Baillon family in Nottingham in the 19th century. I'm not looking for genealogical information about the people, and am in the process of checking online newspaper archives. If anyone has any suggestions I'd be grateful.
Thanks in advance

The Common Room / Re: British Newspaper Archive / Find My Past
« on: Tuesday 09 February 21 11:03 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for those replies. They confirm what I thought. I shall give the Gale newspapers a try too.
Edit: I tried my library card (not now Nottinghamshire) and found I can get the Gale newspapers, so thanks majm. It has helped with my decision making. When I have enough enquiries to make, I shall get a Find My Past subscription.

Thank you Gerolstein for that quite fascinating blog post.I would love to take a copy of it, with your permission, for my own use. Should I wish to quote from it I would, of course, make sure it was suitably credited. However, I am not convinced this is Louisa Eliza Cafferata although I am open to the idea. The photo came from relatives of Eliza Chamberlain Cafferata who lived in Nottingham. Just to confuse things further, in my tree I have an Eliza Cafferata and an Eliza Maud Mary Cafferata in addition to Eliza Chamberlain and Louisa Eliza!

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