LAFRANCE Update And 150 000 New Images

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The bimonthly LAFRANCE update was applied earlier in the week.

The additions pertain to the 1850-1861 period for Catholic baptisms and burials.

Update figures

Catholic baptisms 1850-1861 : 21 539 records added
Catholic burials 1850-1861 : 8680 records added

In addition, the corrections sent by our users over the past 2 months have been applied.

About the LAFRANCE

The LAFRANCE, one of 15 tools available to subscribers, is a detailed index with link to the original document of ALL Catholic marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1916, ALL Catholic baptisms and burials celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1849 as well as ALL Protestant marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1760 and 1849. Baptisms and burials of the 1850-1861 period are added gradually through our bimonthly update. We estimate to have completed about 65% of all Catholic Quebec parishes for this period.

Fonds Jean-Pierre-Yves Pepin – 150 000 new images

A new image collection has been added to the Drouin Institute archives. Over 150 000 new images are now available to subscribers. The following can be found in this new collection:

  • Personal publications
  • Documents pertaining to centenarians
  • Marriage photos
  • Baptism photos
  • Post cards
  • Manuscripts
  • Family files

As well as various other genealogical documents.

Photo taken from the newly added Fonds Jean-Pierre-Yves Pepin subscribers can view the collection at this address, under 14 – Fonds d’archives / Fonds Jean-Pierre-Yves Pepin.

Free obituaries

Our free obituary section now contains over 2 million death notices!
This section contains Canadian obituaries ranging from 1999 to this day. You can browse the collection free of charge at this address.


From April 26 to April 29 2017, the Drouin Institute will represent Quebec genealogy in Springfield, MA at the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium. You can find us in the expo hall. We look forward to meeting you!

The Drouin Team