05 April 2012
In the latest update to the collections available at www.familysearch.org is one that may be very helpful for those with french ancestry. The collection (described below) includes selected marriages from 1546-1924.The collection has been indexed but does not include the actual images. I did a search for the marriage of those with the surname of Cohen hoping to find the record of Moritz Cohen and his wife Sophie Falckenstein. That search yielding a list of over 1,4oo hits, including the marriage of Moritz. By clicking on the link for that entry a more complete transcript becomes available. The record shows Moritz Cohen, born on 3 Mar 1838, married Sophie Falckenstein, who was born on 4 Aug 1845. They were married on 28 Apr 1873 in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhim, France. The parents of both parties are listed as well, as is the original microfilm number that the record came from. In this case it was #1740176 which is the Civil Registration of Marriages for Strasbourg.This database could be very valuable for those looking for more information on their families from various parts of France, and would be worth the search.