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  • Francois (Frans) Bastiaansz, SV/PROG (c.1657 - c.1708)
    From M. Boucher's French Speakers at the Cape Page 263 "Another settler from this frontier region and linguistic border was François Bastiaanz of Armentières who preceded the main bod...
  • Jacques de Marillac St Julien (c.1764 - d.)
    source : Rue du Bac church in Paris Date: 14 Prairial year 2 of the French Republic (= 2 June 1794) husband Pierre Marillac, about 30 years old, driver "Charrois" (= cars) military army, born in Crem...
  • Charles Francois Louis de Marillac St Julien (1736 - d.)
    Godparents : 1. Mathieu François d'Hugues Sources- individual: Jean CUNY - BMS/NMD de Gap (05) - 15/11/2009 2. Marie Louyse de Renard 1711-17
  • Charles de Marillac, Seigneur de la Brelandière et du Châtelier (deceased)
    I cannot verify his parents with certainty, only based on the genealogy received from the chapel at Rue du Bac in PARIS. I would like to get some evidence for birth records. Acte de mariage Commune/P...
(This portal is associated with the Portail français, the portal for French-speaking Geni users)

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This is the access point for the global Geni user community to French-speaking users and French-language sources. This portal helps you to find...

  • French-speaking users who can help you with your research
  • access to online sources in French-speaking countries and regions, such as registries and archives

If you have ancestors in France, Belgium, Switzerland or other French speaking countries, or if you study ancestral lines in the French language sphere, please follow and participate in this project.

Access to French-speaking users

At the associated Portail français (portal for French-speaking Geni users), you will find hundreds of registered users. However, your place to communicate with them is this International French Portal. You need help with sources? You need an expert opinion? You want further collaboration or start projects with French-speaking users? If you have a request, please start a 'discussion' and formulate your question - someone will pick it up!

Access to sources in French-speaking countries and regions

To facilitate your search, here are a few links that take you straight to some interesting sources...

France

  • Ministère de la Culture (in French), the genealogy page of the French Department of Culture - which consolidates searches across 8 databases.
  • GeneaWiki (in French), an inventory of the online archives available per French 'departement'.

Belgium

  • State Archives (in English), the archives of the Belgian government.
  • S.C.G.D. - Service de Centralisation des Etudes Généalogiques et Démographiques de Belgique
  • GenWalBru (in French), a private website that offers access to a good selection of genealogical sources in Brussels and Wallonia.

Quebec

  • BAnQ (in English), the search engine of the National Library and Archives of Quebec.
  • PRDH (in English), the search engine of the Research Program on Demographic History of the University of Montreal.

Switzerland

Luxemburg

  • ANLUX (in French), the web site of the National Archives of Luxemburg - offering information and suggestions on where to search in the Grand Duchy.

Africa and French DOM-TOM

  • ANOM (in French), the French national archives offering access to the civil registers for colonial Algeria and the French Overseas Departments/Territories(DOM-TOM).
  • Fédération marocaine de généalogie (in French), access to genealogical sources in Morocco.
  • DomTom-Genea (in French), interesting starting point for research in the French DOM-TOM and French-speaking African countries.