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Have you access to French birth records?

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Chris from Kent

Chris from Kent Report 21 Feb 2013 18:39

Has anyone got access to French birth records?
I have George Vinall born in 1856 Bossers, France. (I have looked up Bossers on the internet and it appears it could mean Traveller or worker?) or Bossers could be a place!!
George is the son of Thomas Vinall and Elizabeth Fishenden who married in Tonbridge, Kent in 1851. When they returned from France they lived in Sevenoaks.
On census Thomas is a Sawyer.

Chris

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Feb 2013 18:56

could this be George back in UK?

groom's name: George Vinall
bride's name: Lydia Coleman
marriage date: 28 Nov 1875
marriage place: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
groom's father's name:
indexing project (batch) number: M01691-6
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1866586
reference number: P 50 L 248

trailertrash

trailertrash Report 21 Feb 2013 19:04

There is a tree on Ancestry.com but there are no parents given for George, so probab ly not much help!

trailertrash

trailertrash Report 21 Feb 2013 19:13

There is George Vinall on Ancestry.com married to Margaret Bevan. Also war records for 1914-1919 states he died 28 sept 1915 Kent served France/Flanders. Is this the same person as your George Vinall only it states he was born in Cranbrook, Kent???

Choccy

Choccy Report 21 Feb 2013 19:17



Looking at the original census, it looks like Bossey, France (in south-east France)


trailertrash

trailertrash Report 21 Feb 2013 19:52

The name is coming out as Vinall - Vinal - Vinatt and even Newall on the 1901 census where George and his wife Margaret have 9 children. Again, is this the correct George as there is some confusion with another George Vinall born Cranbrook 1858 son of Thomas and Phoebe!!!

Chris from Kent

Chris from Kent Report 21 Feb 2013 20:09

Hi sorry for delay
George married Margaret Bevan. early years in Tonbridge, 1891 was in Sevenoaks, died Eynsford - all Kent. I dont think I have seen the war records so dont know if it is the same one but have him dying in 1915 from the death records?

So Bossey is a place?

Choccy

Choccy Report 21 Feb 2013 20:17




'The village of Bossey is a small village located south east of France. The town of Bossey is located in the department of Haute-Savoie of the french region Rhône-Alpes. The town of Bossey is located in the township of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois part of the district of Saint-Julien-en-Genevois'


Chris from Kent

Chris from Kent Report 21 Feb 2013 20:19

Thanks Choccy, thats cleared that up.

Chris from Kent

Chris from Kent Report 21 Feb 2013 20:50

Does anyone know if it is possible to get births from France?

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 21 Feb 2013 20:58

it is - on the free Mormon site - www.familysearch.org - but I've searched and searched for your man with no luck whtsoever

Chris from Kent

Chris from Kent Report 21 Feb 2013 21:04

Thank you - really grateful

trailertrash

trailertrash Report 22 Feb 2013 08:52

I cannot find him or his sister Emily who is also stated to have been born in France. Nothing on IGI or members submissions....

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Feb 2013 09:12

French births are arranged by Department.

From http://www.cyndislist.com/france/bmd/

Association Généalogique des Hautes-Alpes

Searchable indexed transcription of birth, marriage, and other civil records for Haute-Alpes department, Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, France. Free (paid membership in the society is available). In French.
...

Leads you to

http://www.agha.fr/

Naissances = Births

Can't spot anything, but may be the spelling is a problem, or there was no compulsion to register births, easily avoided if you were a 'foreigner'?

Chris from Kent

Chris from Kent Report 7 Mar 2013 03:57

Thank you so much for info and for all your help