Re: Added by hand "MIXTE" on birth and marriage certificate in France #france #general

Eva Lawrence

The record is dated 1873, and refers to a marriage from 1850.  !873 was around the time of the Franco-Prussian war, when both nationalism and anti-semitism were rife in France. So the word Mixte coud refer either to their religion, or their nationalities, if either of the couple were not French born. Perhaps  it was used to give the couple's or their childrens' credentials at some point where their loyaty was in question.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.

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