Start by choosing a profile from the Orphaned Profile List. Once you're cleared to start working on your selected profile, you should start by reviewing the help pages provided for this level. Then, review the profile as it stands now before starting to work on it.
- Review the name fields. Do they match what is expected of a French profile? See Name Fields in French profiles for help.
- Review the location name fields. Are they spelled correctly? Do they match the time period for the profile? See France Location Fields for help.
- Search for and confirm sources for birth, marriage and death, using our guide to pre-1792 sources in France. Once you're certain you've got the correct source, add it to the profile.
- Use a Research Notes section for any information that you are unable to confirm, find, or is disputed. This will allow others to perform futher research later.
- Review your profile for completeness. A basic profile should include enough information to prevent incorrect merging, a basic biography narrative, and a Research Notes section for any incomplete or unverified information on the profile. Use the checklists below for items to be verified.
- Submit your profile to your Guide, for review. They will provide you with feedback and you should make any further edits they recommend, before choosing your next profile to work on.
- After completing two profiles from this time period, you'll be eligible to graduate. Congratulations!
- Pre-1792 resource page
- Basic genalogical French-English lexicon
- Occupations lexicon
- Guide to Provinces and Departments
- Source Citation Examples
- Editing a French profile
- Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
- Private Messages: Send a private message to the Profile Manager. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
- Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
- Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)