Dave Velten sent a note after reading some earlier articles in this newsletter about various online collections of genealogy records. Dave writes:
Along the theme of accessing digitized records online, some of the French archives are scanning and placing civil and church records online, for free. Check out the Bas-Rhin archives at http://archives.bas-rhin.fr/ and the Haut-Rhin archives at http://www.archives.cg68.fr/Services_Actes_Civils.aspx. They each have different interfaces you have to learn to drive, but it's pretty cool and and no need to order and wait for a film at the FHC.
Thanks for the info, Dave! I took a quick look and found I need to brush up on my French. However, the sites do look great.