PLEASE can anyone help. This is my paternal grandmother. I have tried for years and years to try and find any record of where she was born. I have been told she was brought up by Nuns in Sochaux. When she was about 16 she went with them to INDIA to train as a midwife. In 1910 she married my grandfather, Charles Frank Hoogstraten. they had four children ,sadly Charles died in 1916. Helene returned to France around 1920.
My father remembered there was an uncle in Rechesy. Helene worked at the Peugeot factory apparently. I cannot even find any records in her married name in France or for the children.
The most important thing for me is that I manage to find where she was born,so I can then continue.
She also used the name Saurette for some unknown reason.
my latest update on my dna shows for the first time 16 % Norwegian ..no idea where that came from.
I have managed to trace all other ancestors in some depth.
Any suggestions would be so gratefully received
Thankyou for reading.
Rita Lai...maiden name Hoogstraten.