France, Auvergne, Family Genealogies by Colonel Etienne de Bellaigue de Bughas, 1400-1900 is a free collection at FamilySearch with browsable images for Bellaigue family and related family genealogies including birth, marriage, and death records.
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[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from these French Genealogies?[/su_heading]
These records may include:
- Name of Person
- Birth date
- Birth place
- Marriage date
- Spouse’s name
- Names of children
- Death date of Person
[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Do with French Birth, Marriage, and Death Records?[/su_heading]
If you find someone in these French church records you can:
- Search the collection for every family member
- Record all information for each member of the family
- Look for District Probate/Notarial records for each person (these may confirm information about the birth, marriage, and death of an individual and may identify all the members of a family).
- Look for District military records in places where a person lived (these will give the date and place of officers in the army and may have the name of the father and his occupation; these records may also confirm or provide marriage and death information).