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Posted: 8 May 2012 9:25AM GMT
Classification: Query

If you know when and where Jean-Joseph Tortarolo was born, you can probably get the other information you are seeking easily.

Since Mr. Tortarolo was born in 1885, there is a 95% likelihood that the dates of all of his marriages and his death date will be recorded on the margin of his original birth certificate, according to French law. Then, you can use this information to order copies of his original marriage and death certificates, if you would like them.

(Many places in France have records from 1885 online already, but digitized records for Alpes-Maritimes end at 1860, so you must order what you want.)

It is very easy to order a birth certificate of someone who is deceased. Just go to the French government website below, fill-out the form, and they will mail a copy to you. There is no charge for this service. (Most of the time, they respond very quickly. My friends tell me that if you live in the UK, you will receive your copy in the mail in less than 7 days, and if you live in Canada or US, it will arrive in about 10 to 14 days.) Here is the link:


Note: You will need his exact birthdate and the name of the exact town where he was born, minimum. If you don't know the names of his parents or other information that the form asks for, just enter INCONNU (= unknown). Please do not guess names or dates because if the actual information does not exactly match your request, you will not get anything.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you request a COPIE INTÉGRALE to obtain a xerox copy of the original certificate. (An extract that will not show the margin entries.)

Second note: His birth and death certificates will not state where Mr. Tortarolo was buried, only when and where he died. You must write to the town where he died separately to request information about a burial.

I hope you find this information useful.

Bonne quête !
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