France, Protestant Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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France, registres protestants, 1536-1897
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|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]
These records are written in French. For help reading them see:
- France Languages
- French Genealogical Word List
- French Handwriting
- Brigham Young University Script Tutorial for French
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