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Probate records are legal records that describe the distribution of a person's estate after he or she dies. In France certain kinds of notarial records are used as probate records. See the "Notarial Records" section.
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Probate records are legal records that describe the distribution of a person's estate after he or she dies. In France certain kinds of notarial records are used as probate records.
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{{Tip|See also the "[[France Notarial Records|Notarial Records]]" section.}}
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== Orphan and guardianship records (Tutelles, curatelles, émancipations) ==
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Research use:  Essential in determining names of birth and adoptive parents and siblings who were separated into various families.
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Record type:  Adoptions, custody proceedings and emancipations.
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Time Period:  1500-present.
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Contents:  Names of orphans, deceased parents, guardians, surviving relatives, minor heirs, relationships, ages, dates, biographical data.
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Location:  Departmental and municipal archives, hospitals, notaries.
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Percentage in Family History Library:  2%.
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Population coverage:  10%.<ref name="profile">The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: France,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1998.</ref>
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== References  ==
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Probate records are legal records that describe the distribution of a person's estate after he or she dies. In France certain kinds of notarial records are used as probate records.

Orphan and guardianship records (Tutelles, curatelles, émancipations)[edit | edit source]

Research use: Essential in determining names of birth and adoptive parents and siblings who were separated into various families.

Record type: Adoptions, custody proceedings and emancipations.

Time Period: 1500-present.

Contents: Names of orphans, deceased parents, guardians, surviving relatives, minor heirs, relationships, ages, dates, biographical data.

Location: Departmental and municipal archives, hospitals, notaries.

Percentage in Family History Library: 2%.

Population coverage: 10%.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: France,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1984-1998.