Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections

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The Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections, one of 15 tools available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers, contain a mix of images, documents, books, pictures and directories of historical and genealogical significance.

This section is presented in a file tree structure. The names of the folders housing the documents are used to identify and describe their contents.

Fonds d’archive (Archival fonds)

This folder contains archival fonds obtained from various sources and authors. In many cases, these are the personal archives of genealogists and history enthusiasts, digitized by the Drouin Institute.


The Fonds include photos, genealogies and family records, parish archives, books, postcards, notarial contracts, letters, biographies, parish records and much more.

Archives municipales (Municipal archives)

This folder contains the archives of multiple cities, towns and municipalities of Quebec.


Here is the list of locations available:

Acton Vale, Ville d’ Acton, Canton d’
Arthabaska, comté de Berthier, comté de
Brandon, comté de Brome, Canton de
Châteauguay – La Prairie_1941 Cowansville, Ville de
Delson Foster, Village de
Granby, Canton de Granby, Ville de
Henryville (Notre-Dame-des-Anges) Joliette, comté de
La Prairie Lac Brome (Knowlton), Ville
Lawrenceville, Village de Maricourt, Village de
Milton, canton (township) de Napierville (Village)
Roxton Falls, Village de Roxton, Canton de
Shefford, Canton de Shefford, Comté de
South Stukely, Canton de St-Alphonse, Village de
Stanbridge East, Village de St-Césaire, Village de
St-Constant St-Cyprien-de-Napierville
Ste-Catherine-d’Alexandrie Ste-Cécile de Milton, Village
St-Édouard (Village) Ste-Pudentienne, Paroisse
St-Georges de Clarenceville (paroisse) St-Isidore
St-Jacques-Le-Mineur St-Louis-de-Blandford
St-Mathieu St-Michel-Archange
St-Patrice-de-Sherrington St-Paul d’Abbotsford, Village
St-Paul-de-Chester St-Philippe
St-Rémi (Paroisse) St-Rémi (Village)
St-Thomas (paroisse) Stukely Nord (Bonsecours), Village
Stukely Sud, Village de St-Valérien de Milton, Canton
St-Valérien de Milton, Village Sutton, Canton de
Sutton, Ville de Sweetsburg, Village de
Valcourt, Ville de Victoriaville
Warden, Village de Waterloo, Ville de
West Bolton, Village de

The municipal archives also contain a list of various directories and indexes, always in connection with Quebec municipalities.


Lignes de vie (Life lines)

This folder contains the life lines of several individuals who lived in Quebec. A life line lists the information available on an individual’s life, generally via baptismal, marriage and burial records. They also contain the list of the individual’s children and their spouses.

The life lines are sorted under the family name of the individual to whom the line relates.

Autres documents (Other documents)

This folder contains various archives and documents of historical and genealogical significance, such as yearbooks, stamps, parish records, photo albums, various archives, genealogies, books, biographies, postcards, contracts, cadastres, magazines, calendars, newspapers, lineages , directories, and much more.

Dictionnaire Jetté

This folder contains a digitized version of the Dictionnaire Jetté, a genealogical dictionary published in 1983. It covers the population of French origin established in Quebec since the 1600s up until 1730.

The dictionary pages are indexed by the names mentioned on each page, making it easy to use.


This folder contains the original 47 PRDH volumes, which list all of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms, marriages and burials from 1621 up until 1765, which amounts to 300,000 records in total.

A much more complete, detailed and revised version of the PRDH is now available online on PRDH-IGD.com.

Journaux anciens (Old newspapers)

This file contains old digitized newspapers from various regions of Quebec dating from the last 200 years.


It contains the following publications:

Commercial Gazette (Montréal) Daily Witness (Montréal)
La Chronique de la Vallée du St-Maurice La Minerve
La Semaine (Québec) La Tribune canadienne (Montréal)
La Vie illustrée (Montréal) La Voix du peuple (St-Jean)
L’Action canadienne L’Alliance (St-Jean)
L’Avant-Garde L’Avenir de Quebec
Le Canada-Français Le Carillon (Québec)
Le Castor (Québec) Le Charivari (Québec)
Le Courrier (St-Jean) Le National (Montréal)
Le Progrès du Golfe Le Protectionniste (St-Jean)
Le Semeur canadien (Montréal) Le Trésor des familles (Québec)
L’Écho d’Iberville L’Essor (St-Jean)
L’Obligation (Montréal) L’Opinion publique (Montréal)
L’Union de Woonsocket L’Union des Cantons de l’Est (Arthabaskaville)
Midi-Presse (Montreal) Paris-Canada (Montréal)
The Advertiser The Canadian Jewish Review
The Dominion Illustrated News (Montréal) The Inquirer (Trois-Rivières)
The Quebec Gazette


Lignées généalogiques (Genealogical charts)

This folder contains 2358 genealogical charts from the Planète Généalogie website.

These lineages are organized under folders by the surname of the subject.

Statuts de la province de Québec (Statutes of the Province of Quebec)

This folder contains a variety of legal documents pertaining to adoptions, name changes and inheritances. The documents are available in both French and English.


The documents are sorted under folders by the subject’s surname.

Contrats notariés de l’Ontario (Notarised documents from Ontario):

This folder contains 2673 images of notarised documents from the Cornwall region of Ontario, dated from between 1860 and 1990.


The contracts are sorted under the subject’s surname.

Trois-Rivières (Juridiction)

This folder contains 3909 images of judicial documents (juridiction royale et seigneuriale) from the city of Trois-Rivières dating from the New France era, more precisely between 1655 and 1764.

Cadastres abrégés (Abbreviated land records)

This folder contains an abridged version of the cadastres (registers establishing the state of land ownership of a territory) of the Montreal region dating from 1863.


The cadastres are sorted by seigneurie.

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