New genealogy research establishing family ties between Reunion, Seychelles
A group of people from Reunion — a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean — was on the island nation to establish the line of descent between families there and in Seychelles.
The group of eight which forms part of the “Cercle généalogique de Bourbon” (CGB) – an association of genealogy studies – travelled to Seychelles to conduct an inventory. Part of the exercise is to identify the tombs of the Bel Air cemetery.
The Bel Air cemetery located in the central district of Bel Air on Mahe – the main island – is a national monument with several graves of the first French inhabitants in Seychelles.
“Our objective is to search for Reunion families that have settled and died in Seychelles since the first settlers,” the secretary of CGB, Nicole Defaud, told SNA on Wednesday.