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

Christine Lassiege

The archives of paris (civil) were burned and destroyed  in 1871 during the commune. The wedding was in 1850. In 1873 someone asked for the reconstitution of the act and produced documents which I enclose to you. To do so, individuals must provide proof of their birth and wedding. In this case, Rachel Lyon did not have a birth certificate and asked witnesses to certify her identity. I did not see any mention of her religion. It says that she was born in Moselle.
I suppose that "mixte" means that not all evidence are official documentation. if you want to be sure, it is possible to ask the question to the archives of Paris by sending a copy of your document dac.archives@...
Christine Lassiege (France)

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