The color of the land, a story with an ancestor at random

Tanlistwa, carte, map, Moreau du Temple, 1770

Today, I am doing a family portrait, but above all I am talking about the transmission of the earth between whites and free of colour because it is quite a story!

The manumission of « de facto Freed » by the French Royal Ordinance of 12 July 1832.

affranchissement, 1832, 1833, martinique, élisabeth laurencine

This year is the 170th commemoration of the abolition of slavery in Martinique in 1848. I wanted to introduce you to a member of my family who was freed on this occasion, but for the moment, there is none. How is that possible? ...

A military portrait, « mon Capitaine »!

The registers of military recruitment indicate the identity and service records of recruits, but imagine my surprise when I found one of the few records with a photograph!

Genealogical research guide for Martinique

Guide recherche de généalogique en Martinique

Many of you want to know more about your family's history, but it's not always easy to know where to start your genealogy. If you read French, I propose to you today to dwell on a genealogical research guide, published by the Territorial Archives of Martinique, available online and which deserves to be better known.