France Probate Records
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Probate records are legal records that describe the distribution of a person's estate after he or she dies. In France certain kinds of notarial records are used as probate records.
|See also the "Notarial Records" section.|
Orphan and guardianship records (Tutelles, curatelles, émancipations)
Research use: Essential in determining names of birth and adoptive parents and siblings who were separated into various families.
Record type: Adoptions, custody proceedings and emancipations.
Time Period: 1500-present.
Contents: Names of orphans, deceased parents, guardians, surviving relatives, minor heirs, relationships, ages, dates, biographical data.
Location: Departmental and municipal archives, hospitals, notaries.
Percentage in Family History Library: 2%.
Population coverage: 10%.
- The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: France,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1998.