My great great grandfather's name was Jean Marie Mathurin Theophile Dutreix. He was born in 1833 and emigrated to Louisiana from France in 1856. He came from the Limoges area. I have a family tree that goes back farther than that, but I have no idea if it is accurate or not. It was created by someone who supposedly went to France and looked up some old records. I know there are plenty of Dutreixs in France, and the Limousin area was an area where a lot of them lived.
Is there anyone familiar with the genological records of the area that could give me some information about how to go about digging deeper into the past? I have seen some names that could possibly match up, but the spouses don't, which means either I'm looking at the wrong records or perhaps they remarried and I only have one of the spouses.