Is there access to foreign information?

+4 votes
My name is June Clark.  I feel a bit overwhelmed on this site but hope to learn a lot.  Is there access to foreign documents or information here?  I saw a tree that traced my Noe family to France,  but I want to verify the info and not just accept it.  Thank you for allowing me to join!
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in The Tree House by anonymous G2G Rookie (250 points)
One of the goals of the WikiTree community is to provide good sources for all the facts. It is best practice to provide inline citations to good sources with links. If the sources are for a pay site, you can always ask here for someone to provide an image - there are lots of helpful people here.

And that's great that you want to verify information for yourself. Some "facts" can be open to interpretation.
Could you post a link to one of your Noe ancestors so we can see how they are sourced?

There is a lot primary source information freely available through the French departmental archives. I have used both civil records, which begin in the 1790s, and church records which begin much earlier.

The subscription website Filae has many records available (the website has an English version) is quite useful. Some searching can be done without a subscription.

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+3 votes
Yes, a lot of countries have put records online, and more do so every day. WikiTree does not provide records -- you won't find them here, although you may find them cited here, with links to images at other sites.

I have viewed French parish records from the 1700s from my one French line. France may have other records online -- you should check the France Project:,see%20the%20European%20Aristocrats%20Project.

Otherwise, you can check record aggregators like and Family Search (the latter is free). It takes some training to learn how to find the deeper records at Family Search, but it is worth it.

If you state what specific records you are interested in --location, and type of record -- or specific people you want records for, people here on G2G may be able to help you.

Welcome to WikiTree!
by Barry Smith G2G6 Pilot (241k points)
+2 votes
What is foreign to you? WikiTree is a global website, with members from loads of countries... there is for instance a France project.
by Michel Vorenhout G2G6 Pilot (262k points)

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