I was born in 1943 in east Algeria, in Djidjelli (Jijel), the fourth generation born on the other side of the Mediterranean.
My great-great-grandfather arrived in 1855.
Since 1955 I have been living in the Gard, a county in the south of France, where I work as a physiotherapist in a rehabilitation-centre in Nīmes.
Being passionately interested in history and genealogy, I specialised naturally in the history of Algerian families.
In the following pages, I'll try to share my research work with you, as well as my discoveries and my favorites.
For over fithteen yars now, I've been my data on computer and I have authorisations for that
from the National Council of Data Processing and Freedom. Every time I finish a list,
I enter it into the corresponding archives and especially the Overseas Archives of Aix-en-Provence.
|Last minute details :|
The M series of the French departmental archives click here
This series contains information about Tunisia and Morocco (passports), but in very small amounts. Warning !! This information is very succint. But the data is 49 000 different lines.
A new page is being created : THE MISSING LINK Go and take a look :click here
You'll find : "The 1848 convoys to Algeria" click. Careful, there aren't many convoys.
The Natives of Nīmes who died or get married in Algeria : click here
Last Data : People from swizerland who started near Kolea : click here
Many thanks to my friend Lyndall for her translation...All the mistakes are mines !