Finally! More information on Marie Therese (Hilbert) Schwob 1862-1939

Marie Therese (Hilbert) Schwob was my maternal great grandmother. Growing up all I knew about her was that she spoke French and was Alsatian. Her husband was Swiss. I found that researching her was difficult. French records are not easy to research as most are not indexed and few are on the major genealogy database sites. (Update: both Ancestry.com and MyHeritage.com have acquired French genealogy sites and their records)

My research on her was limited to the U.S. Federal Census records, New Jersey state census records and the birth records of her children. After reaching out to another genealogist I was able to obtain her death certificate. From these records, I knew that her birth year was likely 1864 and she died on 24 March 1939. She gave birth to four children while living in New Jersey: Emil, Mary, Emma, and Carrie. Mary (Schwob) Krause was my maternal grandmother. But I had no record showing Marie Therese’s birthplace.

I have periodically joined Geneanet.org which has more French records and searched for her there. FINALLY, I got a great result – the tree of another researcher on which she was a small branch. And he had sources! I am incredibly grateful to Ken Regenos for his willingness to share his sources. Cousins helping cousins! I am doing a happy dance! Dance

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