France Genealogy Research Using the Wiki--Video Series

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The Wiki Wizard videos give instructions for France birth, marriage, and death civil certificates and church records to discover the genealogy and history of your French ancestors.

Wiki Wizard in France with the FamilySearch Research Wiki Videos[edit | edit source]

Learn how to use the France Genealogy main page of the FamilySearch Research Wiki as an index of links to genealogical record articles, online records, and articles about genealogical research in the different departments of France.
Learning to use your France department page on the FamilySearch Research Wiki to access church and civil registration records by using the online databases, FamilySearch.
To use the records of France, you must know the exact town where your ancestor lived. Learn how to search for that information in family records, vital records, census records, cemetery records, obituaries, military records, Social Security records, and immigration and citizenship records. Learn how to find the correct department for your French town.
Most of the civil registration and church records of France are digitized and published online by the Departmental Archives of each France department. Learn how to navigate French departmental archives to locate birth, marriage, and death records after 1792 for your French ancestor.
Learn about links to courses and research tools available in the FamilySearch Research Wiki to teach you how to read the French and Latin vocabulary found in church records and civil registration records.
Watch a demonstration of strategically searching France civil registration of birth, marriage, and death records, found in department archives, to compile the information about a family.
Watch a demonstration of strategically searching France church records of baptism, marriage, and burial records, found in department archives, to compile the information about a family.
Learn how to write letters in French to a genealogical society, a professional researcher, a civil registration office, an archive, or a local priest, to request genealogical information, with the help of the French Letter Writing Guide available in the FamilySearch Research Wiki.