Access to Paris, Seine, France Saint Médard records
After the announcement of the microfilm collection being digitized, I was looking forward to exploring the records of the Catholic Church for Paris, Seine, France for the parish of Saint Médard. I posted a question on the blog and I was suggested to ask here if this can be escalated to someone who would be able to tell me if these can be accessed since they seem to have been digitized. I am mostly interested in Baptisms 1826-1834 film number 312983 dgs 8727182 and Marriages 1821-1839 film number 312993 dgs 8727191.
These are the only documents available for this parish as the doubles given to the Archives of Paris are not complete collections and lack entire periods of time. And as you may know, the civil records burnt down in 1870. These are so important for my research, I hope you can help me.
Thanks a lot in advance for your help,
I an not connected with FamilySearch.
The catalogue entry is https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/37598
The records, although digitised, show a film icon, which means they are not available to view online, and can only be viewable if you can locate a microfilm. In many cases the microfilm will only be held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
The records are "Microfilmage des originaux dans les Archives départementales, Paris", so you could check whether they are online elsewhere
- The French Genealogy Blog (in English) contains links to some of the online Departmental Archives including Paris.
- The pay website Filae, a " prime resource for accessing French archives and tracing French ancestors", may be accessed for free from FamilySearch computers in FamilySearch Centres, see this FS article.