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France, registres protestants, 1536-1897
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Record Description
Record Type: Church
Collection years: 1536-1897
Languages: French
Title in the Language: Registres protestants, 1536-1897
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains various Protestant church records collected and held by La Société de l’Histoire du Protestantisme Français from Protestant churches located in a variety of locations in France, though principally Parisian. They include records from the Église réformé de Paris (Reformed church of Paris), Église méthodiste (Methodist Church), and the Église évangelique (Evangelical Church). This collection includes records from 1536-1897. The records vary in format depending on the church and location and time the church records were created. Some records are on printed forms, others are handwritten. The records are written in French. This collection was created to record the baptisms, marriages, and burial information of the individuals who were members of the religious organization. The records are a reliable source for doing French genealogical research.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for France, Registres Protestants, 1536-1897.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The information in these records usually include the following:

Baptism

  • Name and gender of the child
  • Place and date of birth
  • Baptismal date
  • Father's name
  • Mother's given name
  • Mother and Father's marital status

Marriage

  • Names of the Bride and Groom
  • Birthplace of Bride and Groom
  • Names of the Bride's parents
  • Names of the Groom's parents
  • Occupation of Groom
  • Place of residence of Bride and Groom

Death

  • Death and burial date and place
  • Name and age at death
  • Cause of death
  • Father of deceased and his occupation
  • Date and birthdate of the deceased
  • Marital status of the deceased
  • If married, the name of the spouse

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Remember that spelling was generally not standardized until the early part of the 20th century

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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