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BDM France

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Marilyn Report 11 Mar 2013 22:46

Can you get French Bdm on here.If so would somebody be kind enough to look up a marrige for a James Henry Shelley about 1918 and a birth for a Janet Louise Shelley about 1920.
Thanking you Marilyn


SylviaInCanada Report 12 Mar 2013 07:00


French bdms are not on GR

maybe someone else will know where you can find them


wisechild Report 12 Mar 2013 07:06

There are no French BMDs, in common with most European countries.
The registers are not centralised, but are recorded by the Local Authority in the town where the event took place.
If you know which town you are looking for, they are generally quite helpful, but your enquiry will need to be in French & of course, the info you recieve will also be in French


Marilyn Report 13 Mar 2013 02:10

Thank you for answering.