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Painting of the Battle of Austerlitz

Finding Ancestors who Fought for Napoleon (Guide)

I was recently reading the memoirs of my wife’s late grandmother, and noticed a line that mentioned an ancestor who had fought with Napoleon’s army. Intrigued, I decided to go looking for him, and found a tremendous resource for anyone whose ancestors fought in the French army during the Napoleonic wars, which took place between 1792 and 1814.

Geneanet’s “Napoleon’s Soldiers” is a collection of muster rolls from the period. Considering it’s all in French, I’ve produced a guide to understanding what the columns say, and some clues as to what the handwritten notes within contain.

St. Goar Flieden, Fulda, Hesse

Heil Marriage Records from St. Goar, Flieden, Fulda, Hesse (1724-1754)

If you’re a descendent of the Heil family, or of somebody who married into the Heil family in the Fulda district, these marriage records might help in your research. All of these records can be found in the church books of St. Goar in Flieden. In these books you’ll also find further baptisms, marriages, and deaths not mentioned in this post.

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