Can someone please tell France to CENTRALIZE ITS GENEALOGICAL RECORDS DEAR GOD
This is how it works in France in case you don’t know:
- Jean is born in France. His father’s name is Jean. His grandfather’s name is Jean. His three older brothers are named Jean. His wife is named Catherine. Her father’s name is Jean. Her mother’s name is Catherine. The witnesses at their wedding are named Jean and Catherine. The vicar who married them is named Jean. They have ten kids: Jean-Claude, Jean-Pierre, Jean-Philippe, Jean-Jacques, Jean-Alain, Jean-Sebastien, Jeanne-Yves, Jeanne-Marie, Francois, and Francoise.
- Fifteen other families in the same town have the same name and are somehow not related.
- All of this is written in a book in a church that burned down in 1880.
- The church was in Alsace, which was not a part of France but actually a part of Germany from 1871 to 1919.
- Good fucking luck!