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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.  
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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.
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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"France, Quimper et Leon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909,"&nbsp; index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (http://familysearch.org: accessed 19 April 2012), France, Quimper et Leon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909 > 004287523 > image 195 of 275, entry for Henri Gaston Louis Marie Lemonnier, died 10 February 1905; citing Church Records, Saint-Louis, Brest, Finistere, France; Church Parish Registers, Quimpet et Leon, France.
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"France, Quimper et Leon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909,"&nbsp; index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (http://familysearch.org: accessed 19 April 2012), France, Quimper et Leon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909 &gt; 004287523 &gt; image 195 of 275, entry for Henri Gaston Louis Marie Lemonnier, died 10 February 1905; citing Church Records, Saint-Louis, Brest, Finistere, France; Church Parish Registers, Quimpet et Leon, France.

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Collection Time Period

Catholic parish records from 1772-1949 in the Quimper and Léon Diocese.

Record Description

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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

France, Quimper et Leon, Church Parish Registers. 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.

Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Record Content

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

  • Name and sex of the child
  • Legitimacy of the child
  • Names of parents
  • Sometimes the birth date
  • Baptismal date
  • Place of birth and baptism is the parish unless otherwise noted in the entry
  • Names of godparents

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

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Previous marital status (this could be “previously unmarried” or be “widow” or “widower,” with the name of deceased spouse listed)
  • Marriage date
  • Their residences and ages
  • 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.

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

  • Name of the deceased
  • 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

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.

Record History

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.

Why the Record Was Created

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

Record Reliability

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

Related Websites

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Citation Example for Records Found in This Collection

"France, Quimper et Leon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909,"  index and images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org: accessed 19 April 2012), France, Quimper et Leon Catholic Diocese, 1772-1909 > 004287523 > image 195 of 275, entry for Henri Gaston Louis Marie Lemonnier, died 10 February 1905; citing Church Records, Saint-Louis, Brest, Finistere, France; Church Parish Registers, Quimpet et Leon, France.