As far as I can tell from my Internet sleuthing, there is not much in the village of Cazoules, France. Nearby Souillac appears much more attractive with its 12 century church and medieval buildings.
However, it’s possible that my ancestor Claude Guillaume Montet hailed from Cazoules – which makes it very attractive to me.
Today, Cazoules is home to roughly 400 people so it is very much a village. I can’t even find where it has a church.
I’ve been scrolling through registers hundreds of years old in search of Guillaume’s relatives. What I’ve found is exciting but far from conclusive.
For one thing, the registers for the year of his birth appear to be missing for Cazoules. I don’t know if that means there wasn’t a church and the villagers traveled to a neighboring town or if the registers are lost to history.
So I fast-fowarded my search a bit and looked to see if there were any Montets mentioned in Cazoules later in the 1700s. Eureka! I have no idea if these folks were related to Guillaume, but I’m very excited to have found them. At least they give me hope that I’m in the right spot.
Hello, Pierre and Francois. Nice to meet you!