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Re: Birth records - Emelie Briand & Pierre Rioux

Posted: 8 Oct 2012 4:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Oct 2012 4:08PM GMT
I'll tell you now that you will have an extremely difficult time finding your connection as the Canadian Rioux spelling is something entirely different back in Brittany, and unfortunately, I don't remember what it was originally, but not Rioux or Rivoult.

Brittany is devided into at least three departments (Cote d'Armor, Finistre and Morbihan), and he could have come from any three of those areas. Without an exact place of birth and his mother's maiden name, your efforts will be a shot in the dark. Plus, records will be in French and unless you know the language, and the intricacies of the various French Archives and searching in the French records system, such a search will take a great deal of time. It is not impossible however.

I would suggest you contact André Lafargue on this message board (see the message entitled "CUSINAGE" which should be spelled Cousinage) who may have connections to friends in France who could possibly help. While I know a lot, I am no expert. At least you have Pierre's year of birth and that might be a start.

Also, have you posted at the BRITTANY message board? Perhaps someone there can also help.

Good luck, Dennis

Here's a link to the various French Archives; Click on the various sections till you find the 3 departments listed above:

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
LYauckoes1 30 Jan 2003 9:07PM GMT 
chapdelaine_c... 1 Feb 2003 11:49AM GMT 
kenshirley173 1 May 2003 3:43AM GMT 
1_etgohome 30 Sep 2012 2:54PM GMT 
dgfim22 6 Oct 2012 1:30AM GMT 
1_etgohome 8 Oct 2012 7:08PM GMT 
dgfim22 8 Oct 2012 10:06PM GMT 
1_etgohome 9 Oct 2012 11:20PM GMT 
dgfim22 6 Oct 2012 2:02AM GMT 
1_etgohome 8 Oct 2012 7:12PM GMT 
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