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Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« on: Saturday 12 January 19 21:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi all and Happy New Year.

I am trying to find information on a relative who I believe passed away in France in or around 1984. He was originally from Scotland. Any ideas on where to start? Ancestry hasnt proved very fruitful and he has a very common name.
Isle of Arran/Ayrshire - Reid, Dick, McConnell, Purden/Purdie, Allison, McKirdy/McCurdie, Tennant, Hamilton, Bowles
Renfreshire -Port Glasgow - Purdie/Purden, McKirdy/McCurdie/McReady
Eastwood Parish/Pollokshaws area, Glasgow - Campbell, Dick, McLachlan/McLauchlan/McLoughlin/McLaughlan, Edgar, McFarlane, Norris, Gray,
Linlithgow/New Kilpatrick/Milngavie - Dick, Edgar
Edinburgh/Leith/Milngavie/Stirling - John Reid
Belfast/County Derry/Magherafelt - Murray, McCormick, McCormack

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Re: Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 January 19 23:04 GMT (UK) »
Might be worth looking for a Will in the UK, assuming he had possessions there....
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Re: Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 January 19 23:16 GMT (UK) »
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Ancestry hasnt proved very fruitful and he has a very common name.

Have you contacted the British Consulate in France in case they have any records?

Was he on holiday or was he living in France?

Was he married?

Did he have any children?
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Re: Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 January 19 07:38 GMT (UK) »
Most countries impose a time limit on BMD records.
For deaths it's usually 50 years.

Not sure what the limit is in France, but I suspect you won't find anything re a death so recent ::)
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Re: Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 13 January 19 07:58 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
there is no delay in France for a death certificate (called acte de décès) but you will have to ask for a copy at the mairie of the place where the person died, so you have to know where he died and when .

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Re: Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 13 January 19 08:20 GMT (UK) »
If the death was registered with the British Consulate then you may find it on Findmypast, they certainly have  death indices 1966-1994.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 January 19 21:01 GMT (UK) »
Might be worth looking for a Will in the UK, assuming he had possessions there....

Great idea, hadn't thought of that.
Thanks.
Isle of Arran/Ayrshire - Reid, Dick, McConnell, Purden/Purdie, Allison, McKirdy/McCurdie, Tennant, Hamilton, Bowles
Renfreshire -Port Glasgow - Purdie/Purden, McKirdy/McCurdie/McReady
Eastwood Parish/Pollokshaws area, Glasgow - Campbell, Dick, McLachlan/McLauchlan/McLoughlin/McLaughlan, Edgar, McFarlane, Norris, Gray,
Linlithgow/New Kilpatrick/Milngavie - Dick, Edgar
Edinburgh/Leith/Milngavie/Stirling - John Reid
Belfast/County Derry/Magherafelt - Murray, McCormick, McCormack

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Re: Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 13 January 19 21:02 GMT (UK) »
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Ancestry hasnt proved very fruitful and he has a very common name.

Have you contacted the British Consulate in France in case they have any records?

Was he on holiday or was he living in France?

Was he married?

Did he have any children?

I haven't contacted the Consulate but I'll look into it. Unfortunately I don't know the answers to any of those questions.
Isle of Arran/Ayrshire - Reid, Dick, McConnell, Purden/Purdie, Allison, McKirdy/McCurdie, Tennant, Hamilton, Bowles
Renfreshire -Port Glasgow - Purdie/Purden, McKirdy/McCurdie/McReady
Eastwood Parish/Pollokshaws area, Glasgow - Campbell, Dick, McLachlan/McLauchlan/McLoughlin/McLaughlan, Edgar, McFarlane, Norris, Gray,
Linlithgow/New Kilpatrick/Milngavie - Dick, Edgar
Edinburgh/Leith/Milngavie/Stirling - John Reid
Belfast/County Derry/Magherafelt - Murray, McCormick, McCormack

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Re: Death in France - c1984 - where to start?
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 January 19 21:03 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
there is no delay in France for a death certificate (called acte de décès) but you will have to ask for a copy at the mairie of the place where the person died, so you have to know where he died and when .

Thanks for the info. I know he died in Paris but that's all the info I have other than the date.
Isle of Arran/Ayrshire - Reid, Dick, McConnell, Purden/Purdie, Allison, McKirdy/McCurdie, Tennant, Hamilton, Bowles
Renfreshire -Port Glasgow - Purdie/Purden, McKirdy/McCurdie/McReady
Eastwood Parish/Pollokshaws area, Glasgow - Campbell, Dick, McLachlan/McLauchlan/McLoughlin/McLaughlan, Edgar, McFarlane, Norris, Gray,
Linlithgow/New Kilpatrick/Milngavie - Dick, Edgar
Edinburgh/Leith/Milngavie/Stirling - John Reid
Belfast/County Derry/Magherafelt - Murray, McCormick, McCormack