France, Coutances et d'Avranche Diocese, Inquiries of Consanguinity (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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The online records for France are currently not available at FamilySearch. Publication of French records is authorized by the French Commission for Informatics and Liberties (CNIL). FamilySearch is negotiating with CNIL for approval to film and publish French records. Original images can be ordered or viewed through the following mediums:
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- The archives of France are available at:
The following websites may also be helpful:
History of France – sites and blogs (in French)
Beginning Research in France: Part 1 of 2 (video and slides)
FamilySearch Blog: https://familysearch.org/blog/en/searching-french-family-history-records/
- 1 Title in the Language of the Records
- 2 Record Description
- 3 Citation for This Collection
- 4 Record Content
- 5 How to Use the Record
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Related Websites
- 8 Related Wiki Articles
- 9 Contributions to This Article
- 10 Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections
Title in the Language of the Records
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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. 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.
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Citation for This Collection
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- Eglise Catholique Evêché de Coutances. France, Coutances et d'Avranche Diocese, inquiries of consanguinity. Archives diocésaines de Coutances, France.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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