Once again you've been a great help. I haven't forgotten that it was you who introduced me to the archives of the 17th arrondissement a couple of years ago. Recently I went back again and thought that references to other Coutards in the 17th born elsewhere might lead me to my family. Apart from Versailles there are a few others and if you have the time and resources, perhaps you could do a little research for me. There are 5 Coutards whose birth records I'd like to find.
1)Louis Jules Eugène (1848) son of Louis
2)Vitaline Eugènie Rose (1855) daughter of Joseph
3)Léonie Marie Blanche (1873) daughter of Joseph Elzéar
4)Blanche Anna (1873) daughter of Louis Jules Eugène (mentioned above)
5)Louis Ernest Aimé (1874)son of Louis Jules (probably above mentioned)
Because of the similarity of names, the first place to look would be ROUEN where Ernest Théodore was born to Louis Coutard in 1855. Two other possibilities are MONTFORD (Sarthe) and MARTIGNé sur Mayenne.
If these archives are on line and you think I'd be able to access them, could you please give me the link and I'll tackle it again. Thanks again for all your help. You're a superstar!!