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Re: Soldiers Names and Rewards
Posted by: Michael Cootware (ID *****7129) Date: July 04, 2004 at 17:10:27
In Reply to: Soldiers Names and Rewards by melody lynn of 206

Hi Melody,

I forgot to include this in my previous post.

If you know the name of the medal, someone at the French military archives may be able to find your ancestor on a list. The trouble with French military records is that they aren't on microfilms. Only trained researchers are allowed to browse the actual files and transcribe (no photocopies) the information from the record. So you need to hire a reputable researcher in France. I believe the archives can hook you up with a reputable researcher. Don't know what the cost is, as I haven't gone this route yet myself, but I hope perhaps this winter.

Here is a shortcut link to the French military archives in Paris:
http://duchezeau.cyrille.free.fr/archive_militaire.htm

Michael


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