Françoise Adam: My Sixth Great-Grandmother

When I last wrote about my 6th great-grandmother Françoise Adam, I didn’t know very much about her. Her first husband Jean Bouché died in 1737. Françoise married my widowed 6th great-grandfather Jean Schmitt in Boulay, Moselle, Lorraine, France on 02 Sep 1739. The couple had at least three children. Shortly after the birth of her last child in…

Why I Love French Baptismal Records

On this day in 1774, my 4th great-grandfather François Schmitt was baptized. Especially exciting for me was that François’ father Claude signed the document. Here I am at my desk looking at the crystal clear signature of my 5th great-grandfather written 241 years ago. Is this a great time to be on the planet or what? But wait – who is the…