New historical documents available in the Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collections

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Two new collections of historical documents were added to the Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collections, one of the 16 tools available to subscribers.

These new documents contain judicial records from the Trois-Rivières region dating back to New France, as well as notarized contracts from the Cornwall region of Ontario.

Trois-Rivières – Judicial records from New France

3909 images of historical judicial documents from the Trois-Rivières region have been added to the Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collections. You will find these images under the folder “27 – Trois-Rivières (Jurisdiction)

Here is what you will find in these new documents:

  • Royal and Seigneurial Jurisdiction of Trois-Rivières (1655 – 1757)
  • Seigneurial Jurisdiction of Cap-de-la-Madeleine (1659-1685)
  • Seigneurial Jurisdiction of Batiscan (1662, 1742-1753)
  • Champlain District Court of Justice (1762-1764)
  • Minutes of the notary Jacques Latouche (1664-1669)

These archives contain details and judgments surrounding the various civil and criminal cases undertaken by these courts over the highlighted periods.

You can consult these documents in the Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collectionswith a subscription to

Ontario notarized documents

2673 images of notarized contracts from the Cornwall region of Ontario are now available in the Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collections, under the folder “26 – Contrats notariés de l’Ontario“.

These notarized documents date from the 1860s to the 1980s. Most of these contracts are wills and letters of administration concerning the estate of a deceased person.

The notarized contracts are sorted under the last name of the person concerned by the contract, in alphabetical order. You can browse these documents in the Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collections with a subscription to

What are the Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collections?

The Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous collections contain a mix of images, documents, books, pictures and directories of historical and genealogical significance.

  • Fonds d’archive (Archival fonds): Contains various archival fonds obtained from different sources and authors.
  • Archives municipales (Municipal archives): Contains the municipal archives of multiple Quebec cities. Can be browsed by city or by type of document.
  • Dictionnaire Jetté: The Jetté dictionary is a genealogical dictionary published in 1983. It covers the Quebec population of French origin.
  • PRDH: The original 47 PRDH volumes, which contain all Catholic baptisms, marriages and burials from Quebec for the 1621-1765 period. 300 000 records in total.
  • Autres documents (Other documents): Contains various archives and documents of historical and genealogical interest.
  • Lignes de vie (Lifelines): Contains lifelines organized by family name.
  • Journaux anciens (Old newspapers): Contains digitized old newspapers.
  • Lignées généalogiques (Genealogical charts): 2358 genealogical charts from the Planète Généalogie website
  • Statuts de la province de Québec: A variety of legal documents pertaining to adoptions, name changes and inheritances. The documents are sorted by the subject’s family name.
  • Contrats notariés de l’Ontario (Notarized documents from Ontario): 2673 images of notarized documents from the Cornwall region in Ontario, dated from between 1860 and 1990.
  • Trois-Rivières (Juridiction):  3909 images of judicial documents (juridiction royale et seigneuriale) from the Trois-Rivières region from the New-France era, 1655 – 1764.

This section is organized in a file tree. The names of the folders are used to identify and describe their content.

You can browse the Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collections with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team