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Subscription site Ancestry.ca, the
Canadian sister site to Ancestry.com,
is celebrating All Saints Day by making many
of its historic records from France—roughly 50 million names—free to search from
this Saturday, Oct. 30, to Nov. 1.
This weekend’s free Ancestry.ca records include:
Paris, France records, featuring more than 200 years of birth, marriage and death
Marne, and Saone-et-Loire, France, birth, marriage and death collections, which feature
vital records spanning nearly 400 years
Upper Brittany, France, records collection, including rare immigration and military
records, as well as vital records dating back to the early 1500s
- Marseilles, France Marriages, 1810-1915, with nearly half a million records
You can see the French records collection and access the free databases (starting
Saturday, Oct. 30) at <ancestry.ca/toussaint>.
(You’ll need to set up a free registration with the site to view your search results.)
All Saints Day, Nov. 1 in Western Christianity, is a celebration of all the saints.
It’s sometimes called All Hallows or Hallowmas. The night before, or “All Hallows
Even,” is believed to provide the origin for the word Halloween.