We are happy to announce that we have completed the addition of ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials from the 1850-1861 period to the LAFRANCE.
This project, which debuted in 2015, represents the addition of some 652 502 baptism and burial records from 422 different parishes.
The LAFRANCE now contains:
- ALL of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1621 to 1917
- ALL of Quebec’s Protestant marriages from 1760 to 1849
- ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms from 1621 to 1861
- ALL of Quebec’s Catholic burials from 1621 to 1861
- 68 401 Quebec Catholic baptisms and burials from between 1862 and 2019
For a grand total of 3 755 659 parish records from the province of Quebec.
You will find these parish records under two formats in the LAFRANCE:
Original documents – a digitized image of the original parish register, as it was originally drafted.
Record certificate – Every record in the database is indexed under what we refer to as a certificate. The certificate contains all the relevant information extracted from the original record such as the names, dates, roles, occupations, relationships, marital status, etc.
For more information about the LAFRANCE as well as research tips, take a look at this article on our blog.
The development of the LAFRANCE continues! Our focus will now be on the indexation of every Ontarian and Acadian parish register available in the Drouin Collection, as well as all of Quebec’s Protestant baptism and burial records from 1760 to 1861. Protestant marriages from the 1850 – 1861 period will also be indexed.
Here is the list of Ontarian parish registers we plan to index up to 1861:
|Ottawa (St-Joseph)||Cornwall (St-Colomban)|
|Garden River (Cœur-Immaculée-de-Marie)||Pembroke (mission)|
|Garden River (Missions)||Wikwemikong|
|Ottawa (St-Patrice)||Ottawa (Notre-Dame)|
|Williamstown||Amherstburg (mission de la Rivière-aux-Hurons)|
|LaPasse||Windsor (Missions des Hurons de Detroit)|
And here is the list of Acadian parish registers that will be indexed up to 1861:
|Arichat||Acadie (St-Bernard de Neguac)|
|Belledune||Nash Creek (St-Bernard)|
|Frédéricton (Bureau de Santé)||Baie-Ste-Marie|
|Dorchester||Acadie (St-Pierre de Caraquet)|
|Woodstock (Bureau de Santé)||Acadie et Gaspésie (mission d’Acadie)|
|Restigouche, comté de||La Baleine|
|Ile-du-Prince-Edouard||Acadie et Gaspésie (Registres des missionnaires)|
|Frédéricton (Central Kingsclear)||Plaisance|
The indexing of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials is therefore temporarily put on hold, but we will come back to it as soon as possible! We intend to index all of Quebec’s parish registers up to 1940, at a pace which will be dictated by our financial and human resources.
This massive task is entirely funded by the revenues generated from Genealogy Quebec and PRDH-IGD.com subscriptions. We would like to thank you for the trust you place in us, without which we wouldn’t be able to preserve and share Quebec’s genealogical and historical heritage.
The Drouin team