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From: "Jean-Paul Hubert" <>
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] FRANCE
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 10:16:29 -0300
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Maybe/maybe a visit at this quite remarquable site will help:

Jean-Paul HUBERT
----- Message d'origine -----
De : J. Lesperance
À :
Envoyé : samedi 29 juillet 2000 3:42

Aloha Bob,
I'm not sure that your question belongs on the Quebec forum but let's run
with it anyway. Prior to the French Revolution France was divided into 30
plus (39 rings a bell with me) provinces. After the revolution the provinces
were done away with in favor of 96 departements in France itself. The
boundaries of the new departements did not follow the boundaries of the
former provinces. The departments have numbers. Maybe SKS has a web site but
I will try to reply to direct e-mail asking for the present-day departement
name of a particular city.
Another location factor to watch out for is that some of the Quebec
genealogical dictionaries such as Jette often give the parish,
arrondissement (district), city, diocese or archdiocese, province and even
the present-day department. This mixed bag of ecclesiastic and government
can give the genealogy newbie a fit.
I am not sure if you want the departements for the locations you listed but
you may have to give more info if you do because, for instance, there are
several cities named "Coulonges" in France
Jerry Lesperance, Aiea, Hawaii
----- Original Message -----
From: <>
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Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 12:20 PM

> Is there a cross list of the new "states" of France to the old ?
> For example.. what would be the new for :
bob in calif


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