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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1636101 |title=France, Quimper et Léon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909|location=France|}}<br>
  
== Collection Time Period<br> ==
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<br>In order to provide you with the very best and latest information of our French records, we are performing&nbsp; an update that will take a few weeks to be completed. As soon as the information is available, we will provide an update on the page as well as on our blog at FamilySearch.org. We look forward to providing you with online French records in the future. FamilySearch’s microfilmed French records can be ordered to your nearest FamilySearch Center or affiliate library for viewing.&nbsp; For instructions, please search for&nbsp; Online Microfilm Ordering in FamilySearch wiki. <br>
  
Catholic parish records from 1772-1949 in the Quimper and Léon Diocese.
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== Record Description<br> ==
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
In earlier years separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and burials. However, towards the end of the 17 century, the entries were generally intermingled. Entries were made in chronological order, with the records being written in Latin. Confirmations were not consistently recorded. Toward the latter half of the 19th century, pre-printed forms began to be used with the date and names written in by the officiating priest.
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'''France, Quimper et Léon diocèse, registres des paroisses catholiques'''
  
=== Record Content<br> ===
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== Record Description  ==
  
'''Most Baptismal entries include''':&nbsp;[[Image:France Catholic Baptism and Burial.jpg|thumb|right]]
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This Collection will include records from 1772 to 1910.<br>
  
*Name and sex of the child
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In earlier years, separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and burials. However, towards the end of the 17 century the entries were generally intermingled. Entries were made in chronological order, with the records being written in Latin. Confirmations were not consistently recorded. Toward the latter half of the 19th century, pre-printed forms began to be used with the date and names written in by the officiating priest.
*Legitimacy of the child
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*Names of parents
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In 1539, François I issued the edict of Villers-Cotterêts, which required the Catholic Church to record baptisms. The Pope mandated that records be kept in 1563. In 1579 the edict of Blois required the church in France to register marriages and burials. In 1667, the Code Louis required that two copies of the registers be kept, with one deposited at the bailliage. Most parishes covered a single town or village. Large cities normally had multiple parishes.
*Sometimes the birth date  
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*Baptismal date
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French Catholic parish registers were created to record the church’s sacraments of baptism, marriage, and burial.
*Place of birth and baptism is the parish unless otherwise noted in the entry
 
*Names of godparents
 
  
<br>'''Most Marriage entries include'''
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French Catholic parish registers are extremely reliable sources for French family history.<br>  
  
*Names of the bride and groom
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/records/collection/1636101/waypoints Browse].
*Previous marital status (this could be “previously unmarried” or be “widow” or “widower,” with the name of deceased spouse listed)
 
*Marriage date
 
  
<br>'''Marriages may also include''': [[Image:France Catholic Marriage.jpg|thumb|right]]
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Their residences and ages&nbsp;
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
*Names of their parents
 
*Names of the witnesses and their relationship to the bride and groom
 
*Publication dates of the banns (this usually occurred three separate times before the marriage, allowing people to state any objections to the marriage)
 
*Women are always identified by their maiden names.
 
  
<br>'''Most Burial entries include''':
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{{Collection citation
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|text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Catholic parishes in Finistere. Parish records, Archives diocesaines de Quimper et Leon, France.<!--bibdescend-->}}
  
*Name of the deceased
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[[France, Quimper et Léon Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
*Age
 
*Names of their parents (if unmarried) or name of the spouse
 
*Burial date
 
*Death date (sometimes)  
 
*Names of witnesses, with their relationship to the deceased sometimes given<br>
 
  
== How to Use the Records ==
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== Record Content ==
  
Parish registers are the best source for identifying individuals, parents, and spouses in France before 1792. Civil registration began in September 1792, and after this date, civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths is equally important. The information recorded in the parish registers confirms the information found in the civil registers<br>
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Image:France Catholic Baptism and Burial.jpg
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Image:France Catholic Marriage.jpg
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</gallery>  
  
== Record History<br> ==
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The key genealogical facts found in most baptismal entries may include the following information:
  
In 1539, François I issued the edict of Villers-Cotterêts, which required the Catholic Church to record baptisms. The Pope mandated that records be kept in 1563. In 1579 the edict of Blois required the church in France to register marriages and burials. In 1667 the Code Louis required that two copies of the registers be kept, with one deposited at the bailliage. Most parishes covered a single town or village. Large cities normally had multiple parishes.
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*Date and place of baptism
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*Birt date of child
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*Name and gender of child
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*Legitimacy of child
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*Names of parents
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*Names of grandparents
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*Names of godparents
  
=== Why This Collection Was Created?  ===
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The key genealogical facts found in most marriage entries may include the following information:
  
French Catholic parish registers were created to record the church’s sacraments of baptism, marriage, and burial.  
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Names of the bride and groom
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*Marital status (this could be “previously unmarried” or be “widow” or “widower.”
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*Their residences and ages
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*Names of groom's parents
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*Names of bride's parents
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*Names of the witnesses and their relationship to the bride and groom
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*Publication dates of the banns (This usually occurred three separate times before the marriage, allowing people to state any objections to the marriage.)
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*Women are always identified by their maiden name.
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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The key genealogical facts found in most burial entries may include the following information:
  
French Catholic parish registers are extremely reliable sources for French family history.
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*Date and place of burial
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*Date and place of death
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*Name of deceased
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*Age of deceased
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*Names of their parents (if unmarried) or name of the spouse
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*Names of witnesses and with their relationship to the deceased
  
=== Online Records ===
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'''Online Records'''
  
In August 2010 the first online records were published for the collection comprising parishes beginning with letters A &amp; B.  
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In August 2010 the first online records were published for the collection comprising parishes beginning with letters A and B.  
  
The following parishes are &nbsp;included:  
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The following parishes are included:  
  
 
*Argol  
 
*Argol  
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*Brest-paroisse-Saint-Pierre
 
*Brest-paroisse-Saint-Pierre
  
Further revisions to the collection will follow as other parishes are published in future  
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Further revisions to the collection will follow as other parishes are published in future.
  
== Related Web Sites ==
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== How to Use the Records ==
  
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.  
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Parish registers are the best source for identifying individuals, parents, and spouses in France before 1792. Civil registration began in September 1792, and after this date, civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths is equally important. The information recorded in the parish registers confirms the information found in the civil registers.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page ⇒Select the "Département" category ⇒Select the "Commune" category ⇒Select the "Paroisse" category ⇒Select the "Type de registre et l'année" category which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== Known Issues with This Collecton ==
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[France, Quimper et Léon Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
[[France]]<br>
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== Related Websites  ==
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~thecohens/birthindexes-eur.html France, Quimper et Leon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909]
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection:  ==
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*[[France]]
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*[[France Church Records|France Church Records]]
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->France, Quimper et Leon, Church Parish Registers. Index and Images. FamilySearch http://familysearch.org: Quimper et Leon, France. Church Records. Digital images of originals housed at various church archives in the Quimpet et Leon, France. Church Records. FHL microfilm. Family History Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend-->
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
<br>The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
  
Please add sample citations to this article following the format guidelines in the wiki article listed above.  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]): September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
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"France, Quimper et Léon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909," index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3PS-CTY&nbsp;: accessed 20 April 2012), Henri Gaston Louis Marie Lemonnier, died 18 February 1905; Catholic parishes in Finistere. Parish records, Archives diocesaines de Quimper et Leon, France.
*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]): April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023<br>
 
  
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].

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In order to provide you with the very best and latest information of our French records, we are performing  an update that will take a few weeks to be completed. As soon as the information is available, we will provide an update on the page as well as on our blog at FamilySearch.org. We look forward to providing you with online French records in the future. FamilySearch’s microfilmed French records can be ordered to your nearest FamilySearch Center or affiliate library for viewing.  For instructions, please search for  Online Microfilm Ordering in FamilySearch wiki.

 

Title in the Language of the Records

France, Quimper et Léon diocèse, registres des paroisses catholiques

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1772 to 1910.

In earlier years, separate registers were maintained for baptisms, marriages, and burials. However, towards the end of the 17 century the entries were generally intermingled. Entries were made in chronological order, with the records being written in Latin. Confirmations were not consistently recorded. Toward the latter half of the 19th century, pre-printed forms began to be used with the date and names written in by the officiating priest.

In 1539, François I issued the edict of Villers-Cotterêts, which required the Catholic Church to record baptisms. The Pope mandated that records be kept in 1563. In 1579 the edict of Blois required the church in France to register marriages and burials. In 1667, the Code Louis required that two copies of the registers be kept, with one deposited at the bailliage. Most parishes covered a single town or village. Large cities normally had multiple parishes.

French Catholic parish registers were created to record the church’s sacraments of baptism, marriage, and burial.

French Catholic parish registers are extremely reliable sources for French family history.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Catholic parishes in Finistere. Parish records, Archives diocesaines de Quimper et Leon, France.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most baptismal entries may include the following information:

  • Date and place of baptism
  • Birt date of child
  • Name and gender of child
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Names of parents
  • Names of grandparents
  • Names of godparents

The key genealogical facts found in most marriage entries may include the following information:

  • Date and place of marriage
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Marital status (this could be “previously unmarried” or be “widow” or “widower.”
  • Their residences and ages
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of the witnesses and their relationship to the bride and groom
  • Publication dates of the banns (This usually occurred three separate times before the marriage, allowing people to state any objections to the marriage.)
  • Women are always identified by their maiden name.

The key genealogical facts found in most burial entries may include the following information:

  • Date and place of burial
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of deceased
  • Age of deceased
  • Names of their parents (if unmarried) or name of the spouse
  • Names of witnesses and with their relationship to the deceased

Online Records

In August 2010 the first online records were published for the collection comprising parishes beginning with letters A and B.

The following parishes are included:

  • Argol
  • Arzano
  • Audierne
  • Bannalec
  • Brest-paroisse-Notre-Dame-des-Carmes
  • Brest Hospice Civile
  • Brest-paroisse-Lambézellec
  • Brest-paroisse-Saint-Louis
  • Brest-paroisse-Saint-Martin
  • Brest-paroisse-Saint-Pierre

Further revisions to the collection will follow as other parishes are published in future.

How to Use the Records

Parish registers are the best source for identifying individuals, parents, and spouses in France before 1792. Civil registration began in September 1792, and after this date, civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths is equally important. The information recorded in the parish registers confirms the information found in the civil registers.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links: ⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page ⇒Select the "Département" category ⇒Select the "Commune" category ⇒Select the "Paroisse" category ⇒Select the "Type de registre et l'année" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Known Issues with This Collecton

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

France, Quimper et Leon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"France, Quimper et Léon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3PS-CTY : accessed 20 April 2012), Henri Gaston Louis Marie Lemonnier, died 18 February 1905; Catholic parishes in Finistere. Parish records, Archives diocesaines de Quimper et Leon, France.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.