Search for my French ancestors who can help please?

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I am searching for the parents and Grand parent of my great Gand Father..

* Emilien Ferdinand ou Fernand Serve ancestors descendants
Dec 1882 - abt 1904
Romans-sur-Isère, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France

If someone could hep this could be amazing I did wrote to Roman Sur Isere to get the birth certificates with Filiations so I can see who were his parents but still wait for them.


WikiTree profile: Emilien Serve
in WikiTree Help by Sylvie Eymin G2G6 (9.8k points)

2 Answers

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Romans-sur-Isère has its own online archive: So no need to write to them and wait for an answer.

Birth of Suzanne Léoncie Serve, 11 Aug 1905 (date on profile is wrong).

Marriage of Émilien Fernand Serve and Émilie Marie Eymin, 27 Apr 1905. He was born on 17 Mar 1883 in Bourg-de-Péage, his parents are Émile Antoine Serve and Alexandrine Ferlin, they were divorced, his mother is deceased and the whereabouts of his father are unknown.

For Bourg-de-Péage, go to Archives départementales de la Drôme.

Birth of Émilien Fernand Serve, 17 Mar 1883. A marginal note gives his date of death, 22 Feb 1965, not quite as on his profile.

Birth of Émile Antoine Serve, and several generations of ancestors, can be found on Geneanet.

Back to Romans, death of Alexandrine Ferlin, 15 Aug 1899 (mentioned in the marriage record of her son). She was born around 1859 in Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence, her parents are Alexandre Ferlin and Julie Junillon.

Then tables décennales of Saint-Marcel-lès-Valence, again in Archives départementales de la Drôme, will give her exact birth date and possibly the marriage of her parents, etc.

Et voilà !


by Julien Cassaigne G2G6 Mach 3 (38.7k points)
Hi Julien,

Merci infiniment pour les informations alors que je les cherchaient depuis longtemps.

Thanks, Heaps for the info that I was searching for already for quite a long time.

It is very usefull.
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Hi Emilien,

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by Lawrence Capuder G2G Crew (640 points)
Hi Lawrence, when I started my genealogy this was the first place I went, my three is still there but I could not find the searched person, I have as well my tree on which was useful too for the german part and French part, I have it on and on my heritage, on my ancestry and on family search so when I block somewhere I search somewhere else and a few days later generally find what I was searching.

Before yesterday, I could find what I was searching here. On My Heritage I will set it on Wikitree soon..

But thanks heaps to your advice

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