The LAFRANCE now contains ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials up to 1861!

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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.

St-Philippe parish register, sourced from the Drouin Collection

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.

Record certificate from the LAFRANCE

You can use the LAFRANCE with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

For more information about the LAFRANCE as well as research tips, take a look at this article on our blog.

What’s next?

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:

South March Chatham
Mattawa South Gloucester
Orléans Maidstone
Tecumseh Mont-St-Patrick
Embrun Belle-Rivière
Ottawa (St-Joseph) Cornwall (St-Colomban)
Pakenham Curran
Garden River (Cœur-Immaculée-de-Marie) Pembroke (mission)
Garden River (Missions) Wikwemikong
Lafontaine Corkery
Pembroke (cathédrale) Alexandria
St-Eugène Richmond
Clarence Creek L’Orignal
Ottawa (St-Patrice) Ottawa (Notre-Dame)
Tilbury Île-Drummond
Williamstown Amherstburg (mission de la Rivière-aux-Hurons)
Eganville St-Andrew’s West
Fitzroy Harbor St-Raphaël
Paincourt Amherstburg (St-Jean)
Fallowfield St-Pierre
LaPasse Windsor (Missions des Hurons de Detroit)
Lochiel Windsor (L’Assomption-de-Sandwich)
Osgoode

And here is the list of Acadian parish registers that will be indexed up to 1861:

Johnville Memramcook
Cap-Pelé Bartibogue
St-François-Xavier Escuminac
Golding-Grove St-Louis-des-Français
St-Léonard Ardouane (mission)
Charlo Baie-des-Vents
Renous-Bridge Baie-Verte
Scoudouc Barachois
Loch-Lomond Bouctouche
Dalhousie Boujagane
Pokemouche-en-Bas Cocagne
Pokemouche-en-Haut Grande-Digue
Woodstock (paroisse) Shédiac
Red-Bank St-Charles-Borromée
Cap-Tourmentin Bathurst-Ouest
Lamèque Tracadie
Arichat Acadie (St-Bernard de Neguac)
Belledune Nash Creek (St-Bernard)
Chatham Richibouctou
Milltown St-Basile
Blackville Miramichi
Frédéricton (Bureau de Santé) Baie-Ste-Marie
Dorchester Acadie (St-Pierre de Caraquet)
St-Anselme Acadie (Missions)
Woodstock (Bureau de Santé) Acadie et Gaspésie (mission d’Acadie)
Frédéricton (St-Dunstan) Ecouipahaq
St-Andrew (paroisse) Sunbury
Nelson Ste-Anne-de-Restigouche
Central Kingsclear Petitcodiac
Petit-Rocher Sackville
Shippagan Louisbourg
Pointe-au-Sapin Ile-St-Jean
St-Jean (cathédrale) Beaubassin
Argyle Ile-Royale
Restigouche, comté de La Baleine
Rivière-Jacquet St-Charles-les-Mines
Shemogue Port-Royal
Ile-du-Prince-Edouard Acadie et Gaspésie (Registres des missionnaires)
Caraquet Acadie (Recensements)
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.

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team