A Town Called Orcas in Alsace

by Christine Hansberger
(Scranton, PA, USA)

I have traced my great grandfather to a town called Orcas, Alsace, but I can't seem to find out where it is or if it still exists.

Could you give me some info on this town?

Thank you,
Christine Hansberger

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Finding Villages in Alsace
by: Suzele

Hi Christine,

I didn't find it on any map that I have access to...

I don't know how keen you are on finding some maps from the 1800s of Alsace and getting out your magnifying glass and looking at them until you go cross eyed ; )

But that may unfortunately be one way to find out where Orcas was (although it's entirely possibly that it has been mispelled too...

Here is some useful information on finding a village that you can't find on a map anymore...

Finding Villages that No Longer Exist in Alsace or anywhere in France

This village name may still prove to be a dead end, so you'll have to go in another direction...

Useful Info on How to Find French Records

And here's an interesting way to possibly find out where your relatives might have lived or might still live (even if the village name is different now)...

Finding My Family Name in Alsace

Hope it helps,


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