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I have French ancestry, my father (deceased) has s birth

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Good morning, I have French ancestry, my father (deceased) has his birth certificate and other documents. I am trying to get the birth certificate of his mother(my grandmother), the process to get my father's was an easy one by email last year. I tried to do the same for my grandmother. I have some French knowledge and can read a message I got on the website that when a birth is over 100 years old , this request can't be done electronically. She was born in 1906 (in a French possession, a part of France-Department de Ultramer, so was my father ). I realize I have to write a letter, but am a bit concerned that the whole process could take a long time and am not exactly sure who to write to. Any tips on how to do this myself or with an intermediary company at a reasonable rate.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Genealogy
Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Michael Hannigan replied 1 year ago.

The actual cutoff for online requests is 1903, so you may be able to get the record by making the request online. Here is the page to do that:

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks. However, that's a City of Paris link, this is for someone from Martinique. As I said I had no problem with the 1929 birth certificate (in the same website I got in), but got a message saying that anything over 100 yrs old couldn't be processed on line.