The 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 deBerthier, comté de
Brandon, comté deBrome, Canton de
Châteauguay – La Prairie_1941Cowansville, Ville de
DelsonFoster, Village de
Granby, Canton deGranby, Ville de
Henryville (Notre-Dame-des-Anges)Joliette, comté de
La PrairieLac Brome (Knowlton), Ville
Lawrenceville, Village deMaricourt, Village de
Milton, canton (township) deNapierville (Village)
Roxton Falls, Village deRoxton, Canton de
Shefford, Canton deShefford, Comté de
South Stukely, Canton deSt-Alphonse, Village de
Stanbridge East, Village deSt-Césaire, Village de
Ste-Catherine-d’AlexandrieSte-Cécile de Milton, Village
St-Édouard (Village)Ste-Pudentienne, Paroisse
St-Georges de Clarenceville (paroisse)St-Isidore
St-Patrice-de-SherringtonSt-Paul d’Abbotsford, Village
St-Rémi (Paroisse)St-Rémi (Village)
St-Thomas (paroisse)Stukely Nord (Bonsecours), Village
Stukely Sud, Village deSt-Valérien de Milton, Canton
St-Valérien de Milton, VillageSutton, Canton de
Sutton, Ville deSweetsburg, Village de
Valcourt, Ville deVictoriaville
Warden, Village deWaterloo, 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

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-MauriceLa Minerve
La Semaine (Québec)La Tribune canadienne (Montréal)
La Vie illustrée (Montréal)La Voix du peuple (St-Jean)
L’Action canadienneL’Alliance (St-Jean)
L’Avant-GardeL’Avenir de Quebec
Le Canada-FrançaisLe Carillon (Québec)
Le Castor (Québec)Le Charivari (Québec)
Le Courrier (St-Jean)Le National (Montréal)
Le Progrès du GolfeLe Protectionniste (St-Jean)
Le Semeur canadien (Montréal)Le Trésor des familles (Québec)
L’Écho d’IbervilleL’Essor (St-Jean)
L’Obligation (Montréal)L’Opinion publique (Montréal)
L’Union de WoonsocketL’Union des Cantons de l’Est (Arthabaskaville)
Midi-Presse (Montreal)Paris-Canada (Montréal)
The AdvertiserThe 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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