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Offline UKgirl

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Re: FRANCE: French Birth Certificate
« Reply #36 on: Friday 16 September 05 08:15 BST (UK) »
Perhaps this information may encourage others:

I sent an e-mail to Le Havre Archives on Sep. 9th. (Friday)

They replied by post office priority mail on Sep. 12th. (Monday)

Amazingly it arrived here (the other side of the world) on Sep. 17th. (Friday)

A grand total of one week.

They kindly carried out a search covering 5 years of the records of 5 areas.

Unfortunately, they could find no record of my great-grandfather's birth.

But, I feel grateful to the people on this forum for encouragement, and I hope others will feel equally encouraged to try, when they read this message.

I also feel very grateful to the French Archives Office for their kind, prompt reply.

I would also like to thank GeoffP for providing me with the correct address.

UKgirl
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Re: FRANCE: French Birth Certificate
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 22 September 05 11:06 BST (UK) »
Hi UK Girl,
Glad that you got a response even though negative. Have you looked at the consular registered births, but I think that they only start in 1849. They are at the FRC London but that is probably not much use to you.
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Re: FRANCE: French Birth Certificate
« Reply #38 on: Sunday 08 January 06 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Hello to all you folks with French rellies or ancestors born in France.
 The lacemakers from Calais happen to be part of my ancestry and I hadn't a clue about this until one of your kind contributors told me so.
I'm still not quite sure whether the huband or wife or both were the lacemakers. I also can't quite see why he becamea policeman when he returned to Dover. Perhaps it was just a case of getting a job!
 My gt. gt. grandfather William Geddes was born on 27th July 1843 in Calais and I now know how to go about getting his birth certificate or the French equivelant - so thanks for all your help.
William's father spent 11 years in France where 8 of there 15 children were born - only 6 of these survived adulthood. I'd be amazed if Mary found enough time to make lace I reckon she was too busy making babies.
Think this is a brillian site
I'm glad I'm not the only genealogy fanatic ! There seems to be an awful lot of us.
 Best wishes  and Bon annee
Jill
Geddes,Key,Welch,Prior,Gover,Palmer,Crook,Wareham,Bennett,Bullard,Fleming,Christie,Smith,Armstrong,Bragg,Lloyd,Robinson,Masters,Pankhurst,Abraham,Hibbs,Selby

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France - Neully French Birth Certificate
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday 19 September 07 10:53 BST (UK) »
I am trying to trace  my   French birth  certificate.  I was born  in Neully, then my parents left.   I have located the hospital where I was born.

What steps should I do in order to get it ?

i will be very appreciative to receive your kind help.

Anamaria

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Re: FRANCE: French Birth Certificate
« Reply #40 on: Wednesday 19 September 07 12:47 BST (UK) »

Hi,

If your birth was registered in France you must contact the local Town Hall (Mairie)

Attached is a request form for Neuilly

   http://www.ville-neuillysurseine.fr/files/neuilly/mes_demarches/demande-actes.pdf

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                                                              Geoff
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   Moxham: Monkton Farleigh, Wilts
   Sexton:Cork,Ireland, New York

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Re: FRANCE: French Birth Certificate
« Reply #41 on: Wednesday 19 September 07 13:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you,  very very much !!!!   :)

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Re: FRANCE: French Birth Certificate
« Reply #42 on: Saturday 04 April 09 22:23 BST (UK) »
I am trying understand how I can best access French birth records for 1850 to 1902. I've tried various web sites (Ancestry, GeneaNet, Geneactes, LDS) but there seem to be few searchable records on individuals. I know I can write to the Archives Departmentales du Pas-De-Calais or the Archives Municipales de Boulogne-sur -Mer but I was hoping I might be able to search the decennial tables or census records myself without having to take a trip over to France - I'm unsure about some of the birth years and I am limited to schoolboy french.

I am going to order microfilm from the LDS Family History Library but I'm unsure how comprehensive they are. Then I'll write to the French records offices. I am heading in the right direction or are there other things I should try?

Steve