50 million images and documents milestone reached on Genealogy Quebec!

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Today, we reached a historic milestone on Genealogy Quebec, with now 50 million images and documents available on the website.

These millions of documents include birth, marriage and death records, parish registers, obituaries, tombstones, postcards, city directories, historical photos, and much more, covering from the early days of the French colony to the present day.

This incredible collection is the result of over a hundred years of work and effort, and we are proud of our contribution to the preservation and democratization of French Canada’s historical and genealogical heritage.

We are also very grateful to our members, without whom this accomplishment would not have been possible. Thank you!

Genealogy Quebec’s 15 collections

On Genealogy Quebec, these 50 million images and documents are divided between 15 collections and tools. Here is an overview.

  • The LAFRANCE – Index with link to the original document of baptisms, marriages and burials from Quebec, Ontario, Acadia and the United States.
    • ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials from 1621 to 1861
    • ALL of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1621 to 1918
    • ALL of Quebec’s Protestant marriages from 1760 to 1849
    • 1,450,000 Quebec Catholic marriages from 1919 to today
    • 80,000 Quebec civil marriages from 1969 to today
    • 140,000 Ontario marriages from 1850 to today
    • 38,000 marriages from the United States
    • 3,000 Quebec Protestant marriages from 1850 to 1941
    • 17,000 miscellaneous Quebec marriages from 2018 and 2019
    • 68,000 miscellaneous Quebec BMD records from the 20th and 21st century
    • CURRENTLY BEING ADDED: Tens of thousands of baptisms, marriages and burials from Ontario and Acadia as well as Protestant records from Quebec
  • Marriages and Deaths 1926-1997 – Index with link to the original document of most of the marriages and deaths celebrated in Quebec between 1926 and 1997, all religious denominations included.
  • The Obituary Section – Index and original document of:
    • 2.7 million Canadian obituaries published online between 1999 and today
    • 1,250,000 obituaries published in Quebec and Ontario newspapers between 1945 and today
    • 97,500 memorial cards published between 1860 and today
    • 739,000 tombstones from Quebec and Ontario cemeteries
  • Drouin Institute’s Great Collections – Digitization of the following collections with search engine:
    • La Masculine
    • Fichier Histor
    • Fiches Acadiennes
    • Dossiers généalogiques Drouin
    • Affinités généalogiques Drouin
    • Petit Drouin
    • Dictionnaire national des Canadiens-Français
    • La Féminine
    • Prévôté de Québec
    • Fiches Franco-américaines
    • Patrimoine Familial
    • Patrimoine National
    • Kardex Noir
  • Drouin Collection Records – All of Quebec’s parish registers from 1621 to 1940, as well as some from parts of Ontario, New England and Acadia.
  • NBMDS – 1,320,000 baptism, marriage and burial records from various parts of Quebec, Ontario and the United States.
  • The Connolly File – 6,700,000 Quebec baptism, marriage and burial files covering from 1621 to today.
  • Drouin Institute’s Family Genealogies – 660 family genealogies produced by the Drouin Institute during the 20th century. Totals for over 230 000 pages.
  • Drouin Institute’s miscellaneous Collections – Collection of images, documents, books, pictures and directories of historical and genealogical relevance. Contains the PRDH books, the Jetté dictionary, some municipal archives, old newspapers and much more.
  • Acadia – Families – Family files, with link to the related original documents, pertaining to Acadians. Covers more than 158,000 Acadian families.
  • Postcards – Contains 256,000 postcards sent or received over the course of the 20th century. Can be searched by sender or recipient.
  • BMD Cards – A repository of millions of baptism, marriage and burial cards from Quebec, Ontario and the United States. Contains, among other things, the “Antonin Loiselle” and “Kardex” collections.
  • Census – Contains Quebec’s 1881 and 1901 censuses as well as Ontario’s 1881 census.
  • Notarized documents –  Contains some 83,000 notarized documents indexed by type of contract, cited names, name of the notary, date and location. Linked to a digitized version of the original document.
  • City directories –  Contains a digitized version of Montreal (Lovell – 1843 to 2000) and Quebec city’s (Marcotte – 1822 to 1904) directories.

You can browse these 50 million images and documents and trace your ancestors by subscribing to Genealogy Quebec today!

To conclude, we leave you with a promise: 50 million is just the beginning! Stay tuned…

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team