LAFRANCE Update And Addition of 30 000 Newspaper Obituaries on Genealogy Quebec!

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The bimonthly LAFRANCE update was released earlier in the week. The additions mostly pertain to the 1850-1861 period for Catholic baptisms and burials.

Update figures

Catholic baptisms: 10 444 records added
Catholic burials: 3149 records added
Catholic marriages: 121 records added

Note that 815 of these new records come from Cyprien Tanguay, who had access during the creation of his famous “Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes” to now unavailable records. These records mostly cover the SorelSaint-Augustin and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François parishes.

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

About the LAFRANCE

The LAFRANCE, one of 16 tools available to subscribers, is a detailed index with link to the original document of ALL Catholic marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1917, 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 updates.

Newspaper obituaries

In our previews newsletter, we announced the addition of 13 723 death notices to the Newspaper Obituaries section. These additions have continued through the month of June, with now over 30 000 new obituaries being made available in the collection.

This section contains 656 155 death notices published in Quebec newspapers between 1945 and 2015.
You can browse this collection with a subscription to in the Obituary section.

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