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Title in the Language of the Records

Registres des Enquêtes de Consanguinité

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1597 to 1818.

The collection consists of images of Catholic registers of inquiries of consanguinity (registres des enquêtes de consanguinité) from the Diocese of Coutances et d'Avranche. It includes both a chronological index and original inquiry records (1597-1792). Parishes within this diocese are within the boundaries of the department of Manche and the former province of Normandy, France.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for France, Coutances et d'Avranche Diocese, Inquiries of Consanguinity, 1597-1818.

Record Content

Records may contain the following information:
  • Name
  • Location
  • Date of act

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These records are in French. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

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Don't overlook FHL Place France, Manche, Coutances items or FHL Keyword France, Manche, Coutances items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see France Archives and Libraries.

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Collection Citation:

"France, diocèse de Coutances et d'Avranche, enquêtes de consanguinité, 1597-1818." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2015. Archives diocesaines de Coutances et d'Avranche [Coutances et d'Avranche Diocesan Archives, Coutances, Normandy].

Image Citation

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for France, Coutances et d'Avranche Diocese, Inquiries of Consanguinity, 1597-1818.


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