Transcribing Old French to read Loisel birth certificates in France

Our Loisel ancestor first came to Canada from France around 1643. His parents were from France. What we know about his parents, Louis Loysel and Jeanne LeTerrier, and his siblings Philippe Loiselle and Marie-Madeleine Loiselle are provided here: https://sinotteloisellegenealogy.wordpress.com/2010/06/03/louis-loisel-m-jeanne-leterrier/

I really hope that we can trace the birth/death certificates for this family. So far, I found Louis Loysel’s birth certificate on the internet: http://www.fichierorigine.com/dossiers/242609.jpg

Louis Loysel baptism record

So far, with Kenneth Loiselle’s help, I have come up wit the following transcription:

On the left-hand margin, it definitely says “Baptism of Louis Loisel.”

en Samedi Second ????
? Lois Loysel fils de louis et de
????? ???? baptised par
notre ?????? pbre ??? de
????? et ???? par ??? julieltt???
??? pbre ????

Per Kenneth “pbre”  is a term used for priests in the Old Regime

Kenneth Loiselle provides this website to get more tips for deciphering French handwriting : https://paleography.library.utoronto.ca/

I will try to visit the UofT library soon to see if they are able to help us.

So sometime, when the funds and the time become available, will take a trip, but not the last week of Jun and first week of July because they are closed then for summer holidays.  Per Kenneth, the place to go is the Archives Departementales du Calvados in Caen [http://archives.numerisees.calvados.fr/cg14v3/accueil.php ].  We will be able to provide the archivist with the details of the birthplace of Courseulles-sur-Mer and estimated dates, so they will be able to tell us which series to look for “acte de naissance pour l’Ancien Régime avant la Révolution française” (the series are different before and after the Revolution of 1789).

If anyone is planning a trip to France and the Normandy coast and wants to try checking things out, let us know!

 

 

6 Responses to “Transcribing Old French to read Loisel birth certificates in France”

  1. A.E. Loiselle Says:

    Karen, this is wonderful, thanks to Kenneth and you. Of course, Normandy is my target to go to.  How about planning in principle for a low season period (September or end of August)I will start researching prices. Aurora

  2. Humberto Loiselle Says:

    Thank you Karen for sharing such interesting post. I know people that cannot connect to their loiselle past. Perhaps this post may help them. My best, Humberto

    Date: Mon, 1 Feb 2016 01:51:36 +0000 To: hpjlr@hotmail.com

  3. Mary Barris Says:

    Thank you for the information. I knew about these
    folks but no details. Did you get the info I posted on
    the burial site of Marguerite Charlot in Pointe Aux Trembles?

  4. karensinotte Says:

    Mary, we went on a road trip to Pointe aux Trembles, but I don’t recall that we looked for a cemetery or anything. Aurore might have some thoughts on this.

  5. Tom Loiselle Says:

    Hello All,

    Normandy is definitely on my bucket list but it looks like that won’t happen for us this year.

    Please keep us posted though. It would be exciting to learn anything we can.

    Cheers!

    Tom

    From: A.E. Loiselle [mailto:loiselle_a@yahoo.com] Sent: Monday, February 01, 2016 8:51 PM To: Sinotte Loiselle Genealogy Blog Cc: Kenneth Loiselle ; Tom Loiselle Subject: Re: [New post] Transcribing Old French to read Loisel birth certificates in France

    Karen, this is wonderful, thanks to Kenneth and you. Of course, Normandy is my target

    to go to. How about planning in principle for a low season period (September or end of August)

    I will start researching prices.

    Aurora

  6. jacqueline loiselle Says:

    Re bonjour!Voici l’article en question

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