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This page is about the country of France specifically, and the French people in general.


French is the most popular language in France, although it does have many speakers of many other languages. French uses a similar alphabet to English but with a few accented letters.

Accents include:

  • l'accent aigu "é"
  • l'accent grave "è"
  • l'accent circonflexe "ê"
  • le trema "ë"
  • la cedille "ç"

Internet availability

High-speed Internet is very common in France. French sites are mostly in French.

Other things to consider

- as rest of Europe, reliable source of information for genealogy before the Napoleonic code are parish records. Geni needs to support christening dates

- Address format is as follows: 123 rue du Général de Gaulle <CR> 75001 Paris <CR> France. Note that in Germany, Belgium and France the postcode can be prefixed respectively by D-, B-, F- as follows: F-75001 to indicate country. We don't have counties, just 95-something departments, all designated by either two digits or the full name: e.g. 27 or Eure.

- The Google maps mashup does not seem to work well outside of the USA

- France is on CET time zone, with summer daylight saving alterations. For convenience, it is often designated as GMT+1 (in reality it's UTC +1 or +2).

Interest in genealogy

Very high but need to have site in French as people are not comfortable with American English.

Date Format

France like almost all countries except the US of A uses the international date format:

  • Day, Month, Year (DD/MM/YY or YYYY)

  • Days of the week, starting on monday :

Lundi, Mardi, Mercredi, Jeudi, Vendredi, Samedi, Dimanche

  • Month of the year, starting in january :

Janvier, Février, Mars, Avril, Mai, Juin, Juillet, Août, Septembre, Octobre, Novembre, Décembre

Geni Translation

Geni Logo

Everyone's related	Nous sommes tous de la même famille	

Geni headers

Welcome 		Bienvenue
Logout			Déconnexion
Settings		Préférences
Invite			Invitation
Help			Aide
search name or email	Rechercher un nom ou un e-mail
go			Valider

Geni footers

About			A propos de nous
Privacy			Confidentialité	
Forum			Forum
Blog			Blog
Press			Presse
Jobs			Recrutement
Safety			Sécurité
Terms			Conditions d'utilisation
Help			Aide

Geni Tabs Headers

My tree			Mon arbre		
My Profile		Mon profil
Photos			Photos
Inbox			Courrier

Geni SubTabs Headers

View as 		Afficher 
Tree			Arbre
List			Liste
Index			Index
Calendar 		Calendrier
Map			Carte
Discussion		Discussion

Edit Profile


Basics			Infos
My Basics		Mes infos
Status 			Statut
living			Vivant(e)
deceased		Décédé(e)
name			Nom
first Name		Prénom
middle Name		Deuxième prénom
last name		Nom de famille
suffix			Suffixe
Display name		Nom affiché
Email			E-mail
Current location	Adresse actuelle
Gender			Genre
male			Homme
female			Femme
date of birth		Date de naissance
Send Birthday Reminders to my family		Envoyer un rappel d'anniversaire à ma famille
place of birth		Lieu de naissance
birth order		Ordre de naissance
Death			Décès
Burial 			Enterrement
Partner			Conjoint(e)
is a 			est son/sa
current spouse		conjoint(e)
fiance			fiancé(e)
current partner		concubin(e)
late spouse		conjoint(e) décédé(e)
Ex-spouse		ex-conjoint(e)
divorced		divorcé(e)
Ex-partner		ex-concubin(e)
Married on		Marié le
Married in		Marié à
Parents			Parents
date			date
location		lieu
Country			Pays
city			ville
state/province		état/province
county			comté


Contact			Contact
My Contact		Mes contact
On the web		Sur internet
Phone Numbers		Numéro de téléphone
Home Address		Adresse personnelle
Work Address		Adresse professionnelle
Add another		Ajouter un autre


About			Plus d'infos
About me		A propos de moi
Hair			Cheveux
Eyes			Yeux
Height			Taille
Ethnicity		Ethnicité
Religion		Religion
Political Views		Idées politiques
Languages		Langues
Nicknames		Surnoms


School			Etudes


Work			Travail
Occupation		Poste occupé
company			Entreprise


Favorites		Favoris
Interests		Centres d'intérêt
Activities		Activités
People/Heroes		Personnalité/Héros
Cuisines		Cuisine
Quotes			Citations
Movies			Films
TV Shows		Emissions télé
Music			Musique
Books			Livres
Sports			Sports


Contact			Contact
On the web		Sur le web
service			Service
username		pseudonyme
web address)		adresse internet
Phone Numbers 		Numéros de téléphone
area code		Indicatif du pays
phone no)		Numéro de téléphone
Home Address		Adresse personnelle
Work Address		Adresse professionnelle
street			rue
city			ville
county			comté
state			état
postal code		code postal


Save & Close		Enregistrer et fermer
Save & Continue		Enregistrer et continuer
Cancel			Annuler


Brother		 	 Frère
Brother-in-law		 Beau-frère
Sister			 Sœur
Sister-in-law		 Belle-sœur
Mother			 Mère
Mother-in-law		 Belle-mère
Father			 Père
Father-in-law		 beau-père
Son			 Fils
Daughter		 Fille
Son-in-law		 Gendre
Daughter-in-law	 	 Bru
Uncle			 Oncle
Aunt			 Tante
Niece			 Nièce
Nefew			 Neveu
Grandmother		 Grand-mère
Grandfather		 Grand-père
Grandson 		 Petit-fils
Granddaughter		 Petite-fille
Great grandson		 Arrière petit-fils
Great granddaughter	 Arrière petite-fille
First Cousin		 Cousine (male) / Cousine (female)
Wife 			 Femme
Husband		 	 Mari
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