French records now available

If you have ancestors who are of French origin, then you might be excited by this news from the Society of Australian Genealogists:

“Following their recent acquisition of Filae, a leading French genealogy company, MyHeritage has just announced the release of 463 million historical records from France, covering births, marriages, deaths, and two censuses, providing the most comprehensive coverage available for vital records from France in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. These collections cover nearly every department in France and include a high-quality index of the transcribed records and digital images of the original documents.”

I strongly encourage you to use MyHeritage as well as Ancestry, because it is favoured by European and Scandinavian people. Their database has many records that you won’t find in Ancestry and you might find new DNA matches there, so I suggest you upload your GEDCOM file (family tree) and DNA results from Ancestry to see what you can find.

Let us know if you discover something interesting.

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