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Good news for French research: 1931-1948 naturalization decrees online #france #announcements #records


Miriam Bulwar David-Hay
 

In a remarkable coincidence, I happened to look at the French National Archives website today in the hope of finding something that would help me further my family research, only to see this wonderful headline, dated August 31, 2020:

The National Archives have put the naturalization decrees for the years 1931-1948 online.

This means that all the decrees from 1883-1948 are now online. The website is quite easy to navigate, but if you don't know the date or decree number it is still quite a job to scroll through hundreds if not thousands of documents to find the document you want. I have no further knowledge of this subject and refer anyone interested to Bernard Flam's excellent instructions on researching individuals in France, posted in the JewishGen discussion group in July (use the message search function to find it). 

Personally I am simply thrilled by this news, because I should now be able to find a naturalization record that I have long wanted, that of a great-uncle of mine who moved to France from Poland in the early 1930s and was naturalized around 1947.

Link to the 1883-1948 decrees:
https://www.siv.archives-nationales.culture.gouv.fr/siv/rechercheconsultation/consultation/ir/consultationIR.action?irId=FRAN_IR_057397&udId=root&details=true&gotoArchivesNums=false&auSeinIR=true

Happy searching everyone!

All the best,
Miriam BULWAR DAVID-HAY,
Raanana, Israel.


rv Kaplan
 

Are the records indexed?

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

On Tue, 1 Sep 2020, 13:49 Miriam Bulwar David-Hay, <miriambdh@...> wrote:
In a remarkable coincidence, I happened to look at the French National Archives website today in the hope of finding something that would help me further my family research, only to see this wonderful headline, dated August 31, 2020:

The National Archives have put the naturalization decrees for the years 1931-1948 online.

This means that all the decrees from 1883-1948 are now online. The website is quite easy to navigate, but if you don't know the date or decree number it is still quite a job to scroll through hundreds if not thousands of documents to find the document you want. I have no further knowledge of this subject and refer anyone interested to Bernard Flam's excellent instructions on researching individuals in France, posted in the JewishGen discussion group in July (use the message search function to find it). 

Personally I am simply thrilled by this news, because I should now be able to find a naturalization record that I have long wanted, that of a great-uncle of mine who moved to France from Poland in the early 1930s and was naturalized around 1947.

Link to the 1883-1948 decrees:
https://www.siv.archives-nationales.culture.gouv.fr/siv/rechercheconsultation/consultation/ir/consultationIR.action?irId=FRAN_IR_057397&udId=root&details=true&gotoArchivesNums=false&auSeinIR=true

Happy searching everyone!

All the best,
Miriam BULWAR DAVID-HAY,
Raanana, Israel.


Peter Cherna
 

For convenience, here's the direct link to Bernard Flam's instructions on researching in France:
https://groups.jewishgen.org/g/main/message/646211

Peter Cherna


Daniela Torsh
 

Thanks a lot Peter for posting Bernard's guide to research in France. I have found naturalisation for Paul STRANSKY a cousin of my mother's in 1946 the year I was born in Prague. Now I need to find how he got to Paris from Vienna and where he lived in Paris and how he survived the Nazis. I have no idea how to proceed. Any advice much appreciated.
Regards from Sydney
Daniela Torsh


Daniela Torsh
 

Bingo I found that my cousin Paul STRANSKY was a foreign volunteer in the French army under Laval. Marvellous.
Daniela Torsh
Sydney, Australia


ifolkson@...
 

My grand uncle Simon Taganski survived in Paris.  Some of my uncles visited him when WWII was over.  Would love to know how he survived as well.

Iris Folkson