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The collection will be most useful, particularly before the project is complete, if a list of the documents that have been indexed is added to the Wiki page. It is my understanding that the collection being indexed comes from the collections of the Bibliothèque de la Société de l'histoire du protestantisme français (BSHPF). At a minimum, such a list should include the "classement" used by the BSHPF along with a short title indicating the parish, the inclusive dates, and any necessary bibliographic information. It would be extremely helpful if a reference were included, where possible, to the standard source for the protestant records in France: Gildas Bernard, "Les familles protestantes en France, XVIe siècle-1792, Guide des recherches biographiques et généalogiques" (1987, Paris, Archives Nationales). Fragments of protestant church registers and other documents are now scattered all over France, and not necessarily in the locations where we would expect to find them. Some of the registers are original, others are copies made for a variety of purposes over the past several centuries. Not all of the copies are complete. Many of these records are available on microfilm, so the Family History Library microfilm number would be useful as well, as a means of tying together as many of the related bibliographic records as possible. All of this information will aid the researcher in determining exactly what records have been searched, and what additional records are still to be examined.
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