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French Records

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Elizabeth Report 1 Jan 2019 23:30

Anyone know if there are any French death records on line please

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 2 Jan 2019 06:25

Maybe on FMP if the deaths were reg at the British consulate


ErikaH Report 2 Jan 2019 10:01

Have you tried googling?


ArgyllGran Report 2 Jan 2019 12:37

You might be lucky and find a gravestone photo here, though of course it's by no means certain:

Ancestry has deaths in some parts of France, up to about 1909, and also some more recent burial records.

If you'd like to tell us the name(s) , with ages/dates if you know them, we'll have a look.


ArgyllGran Report 2 Jan 2019 12:49

Some general info here - found by Googling. As Erika also suggests, it's the easiest way to start, no matter what you're looking for :


Elizabeth Report 2 Jan 2019 16:29

Was looking for a friend , who lost contact in mid 2000's, was just trying to find if
she was still alive she was born in 1944 and moved to France in mid 1990's.
Not very hopeful of so up to date records, but thank you for trying to help


ArgyllGran Report 2 Jan 2019 17:37

The burial records on Ancestry are from the website Findagrave, and come right up to date, including a few in 2018.

So worth a try if you like to give us her name? (If you don't have an Ancestry sub yourself.)
Of course, if she's not listed there, it doesn't necessarily mean she's still alive.
It's not an exhaustive collection, by any means.

Or have you tried Googling her name? You might find an obituary or other mention.

FamilySearch also has Findagrave burials up to 2018.
You have to register, but it's free to search.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 2 Jan 2019 18:04

If she had property/investments in England or Wales, her estate might have gone to Probate. Try here

Hopefully, she's just busy enjoying life :-)


Ru Report 2 Jan 2019 20:01

Try this:



ArgyllGran Report 2 Jan 2019 20:06

Unfortunately that link only produces a "File not found" message, Ru

At least it does for me..

It seems to be another site limited in its scope, only referring to a few places, mainly relevant to the website owner's family tree:


Elizabeth Report 3 Jan 2019 05:37

Thank you for help, found nothing on family search ,Ancestry or Probate but have found her Husband on Facebook. Sadly no posts since Nov 2017. Back to the drawing board for a re- think


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Jan 2019 09:39

Can you look at the husband’s ‘friends’ to see if there’s an active one with the surname? Try to send them a message.

Do you have details of any relatives in the UK? Maybe we can help you find them?