New documents on Genealogy Quebec and how to donate archives to the Drouin Institute

Some 5000 documents have been added to the BMD cards tool, one of 15 collections available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers.

These documents are from the Société d’histoire de la Seigneurie de Monnoir located in Marieville, Québec.
Here are the details:

  • Collection Monast
    2186 family and BMD cards.
  • Fiches St-Sulpice
    1134 marriage cards from the St-Sulpice parish in Lanaudière.
  • Recensement (census) 1765 de St-Mathias
    226 handwritten cards pertaining to residents and the content of their farms.
  • St-Joseph-de-Chambly
    279 baptism, marriage and burial cards from the St-Joseph-de-Chambly parish, 19th century.
  • Généalogie et fiches (Genealogies and cards)
    1078 family cards, Dominique Lague’s genealogy, and death cards from the Chambly region.

These new documents may be browsed with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

What is the BMD cards collection?

The BMD cards tool is a repository of baptism, marriage and burial cards from Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

This tool contains the Antonin LoiselleKardex and Fabien fonds, as well as Ontario BMD cards, BMD cards sorted by cities and families, adoption cards, and death cards sorted by family name, provided by the Quebec Family History Society.

The documents in this collection are organized in a tree structure. In the majority of cases, the cards are distributed in alphabetical order, according to the last name of the subject of the card or the name of the place where applicable.

This screenshot shows the path to follow in order to find cards relating to members of the Gobert family.

You will find more information about this collection on the Drouin Institute’s blog.

You can browse the BMD cards collection as well as tens of millions of other documents of historical and genealogical interest by subscribing to Genealogy Quebec today!

Donating documents to the Drouin Institute

Whether you are a genealogist or a history enthusiast, you probably have accumulated a lot of information and documents over the years.

The Drouin Genealogical Institute, whose mission is the preservation and democratization of the historical and genealogical heritage of Quebec, is constantly looking for documents and data to add to the collections available on Genealogy Quebec.

If you would like to donate your documents and ensure their preservation and access for future generations, please contact us at contact@institutdrouin.com.

We are mainly interested in the following types of archives:

  • List of electors
  • Censuses
  • Birth, marriage, and death registers
  • Obituaries
  • Baptism, marriage, and burial directories
  • Headstone pictures
  • City directories
  • Property assessment rolls (List of land owners)
  • Memorial cards
  • Wedding photos (with names)
  • Postcards
  • Newspapers
  • Boarding school registers (Adoption, nurseries, hospices, orphanages, schools, convents)
  • Other historical documents with a high density of names

Do not hesitate to contact us!


Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Genealogy Quebec celebrates its 10th anniversary!

On May 20, 2011, the Drouin Genealogical Institute completed its digital shift by launching Genealogy Quebec, providing online access to more than 100 years of historical data accumulated over the course of its existence.

When it launched, Genealogy Quebec offered ten collections totaling 34 million images and files.


Genealogy Quebec’s homepage from 2011 to 2014

The website has evolved quite a bit over the past 10 years!


Genealogy Quebec’s homepage today

But much more than just the design has changed. Indeed, millions of new documents and images have been added over the last decade. Here is an overview of what is available on Genealogy Quebec today.

The LAFRANCE

The LAFRANCE is an index with link to the original document of births, marriages and deaths from Quebec, Ontario, Acadia and the United States. It contains:

  • 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

You may browse the LAFRANCE with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

Marriages and Deaths 1926-1997

This tool is an index of most of the marriages and deaths recorded in Quebec between 1926 and 1997, all religious denominations included. The original document is available for the marriages.

                    

You may browse the Marriages and Deaths 1926-1997 tool with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

Obituary section

This section contains all of the obituaries and headstones available on the website. It contains:

  • 2.6 million Canadian obituaries published online between 1999 and today
  • 1,250,000 obituaries published in Quebec and Ontario newspapers between 1945 and today
  • 97,000 memorial cards published between 1860 and today
  • 712,000 tombstones from Quebec and Ontario cemeteries
           

You may browse the Obituary section with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

12 additional tools and collections

In addition to the collections mentioned above, Genealogy Quebec members have access to 12 additional tools containing various types of documents. These include notarial records, postcards, birth, marriage and death directories, city directories, censuses, family genealogies as well as archival funds containing historical documents and photos of all kinds.

                          

You will find a list of all of the website’s tools at this address.

In total, Genealogy Quebec now offers more than 49 million images and documents allowing you to retrace the history of your ancestors in Quebec and the surrounding areas. Subscribe now to get access!

To all of our subscribers, whether you’ve been with us for a day or 10 years, thank you! It is through your support that we have been able to develop and grow our collections, and thus participate in the preservation of the historical heritage of Quebec and French Canadians.

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Donating documents to the Drouin Institute

Whether you are a genealogist or a history enthusiast, you probably have accumulated a lot of information and documents over the years.

The Drouin Genealogical Institute, whose mission is the preservation and democratization of the historical and genealogical heritage of Quebec, is constantly looking for documents and data to add to the collections available on Genealogy Quebec.

If you would like to donate your documents and ensure their preservation and access for future generations, please contact us at contact@institutdrouin.com.

      

We are mainly interested in the following types of archives:

  • List of electors
  • Censuses
  • Birth, marriage, and death registers
  • Obituaries
  • Baptism, marriage, and burial directories
  • Headstone pictures
  • City directories
  • Property assessment rolls (List of land owners)
  • Memorial cards
  • Wedding photos (with names)
  • Postcards
  • Newspapers
  • Boarding school registers (Adoption, nurseries, hospices, orphanages, schools, convents)
  • Other historical documents with a high density of names

Whether your documents are listed or not, do not hesitate to contact us!

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Six historical newspapers added to Genealogy Quebec

Six historical newspapers have been added to the Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections, one of 15 tools available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers.

Here are the newly available newspapers:

Le Franco-Canadien (1893 to 1899)
Le Richelieu (1935 to 1969)
Le Richelieu agricole (1978 to 1980, 1983 and 1984)
Le Richelieu agricole et Dimanche (1986 and 1987)
Le Richelieu Dimanche (1987)
Le Canada-Français (various years between 1888 and 1987)

 

You will find these 72,841 new images in the Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections, under the “23 – Journaux Anciens” folder. These six publications add to the many newspapers already available in the section:

Chesterville Record Commercial Gazette (Montréal)
Daily Witness (Montréal) La Chronique de la Vallée du St-Maurice
La Minerve La Semaine (Québec)
La Tribune Canadienne (Montréal) La Vie Illustrée (Montréal)
La Voix Du Peuple (St-Jean) L’Action Canadienne
L’Alliance (St-Jean) L’Avant-Garde
L’Avenir de Quebec Le Carillon (Québec)
Le Castor (Québec) Le Charivari (Québec)
Le Courrier (St-Jean) Le National (Montréal)
Le Progrès du Golfe Le Protectionniste (St-Jean)
Le Semeur Canadien (Montréal) Le Trésor des Familles (Québec)
L’Écho d’Iberville L’Essor (St-Jean)
L’Obligation (Montréal) L’Opinion Publique (Montréal)
L’Union de Woonsocket L’Union des Cantons de l’Est (Arthabaskaville)
Midi-Presse (Montreal) Paris-Canada (Montréal)
The Advertiser The Canadian Jewish Review
The Dominion Illustrated News (Montréal) The Inquirer (Trois-Rivières)
The Quebec Gazette  

You may browse these documents as well as 49 million images and files of genealogical and historical interest by subscribing to Genealogy Quebec today!

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Obituary section update on Genealogy Quebec

More new content on Genealogy Quebec! This time in the Obituary section, which contains all the obituaries, memorial cards and tombstone pictures available on the website.

Memorial Cards

5,350 memorial cards have been added to the Obituary section, which now contains a total of 97,802 cards.
You can search this collection by name or first name of the deceased as well as by date of death.

Most of these cards pertain to individuals who died in Quebec between 1860 and today.
You can browse this collection with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

Internet obituaries

A new milestone is within reach in the Internet Obituaries section, with close to 2,600,000 death notices now available. As the name suggests, this section contains obituaries from various online sources and covers all of Canada from 1999 to today.

This collection is updated monthly and is equipped with a search engine allowing you to browse obituaries by name, date, or via the text of the notice.

All these documents can be browsed in the Obituary section, where you will also find, in addition to memorial cards and internet obituaries, 710,000 indexed photos of headstones and 1,250,000 death notices from Quebec and Ontario newspapers.
More information about the Obituary section can be found on the the Drouin Institute blog.

Subscribe to Genealogy Quebec to have access to the Obituary section as well as 14 other tools totaling nearly 47 million images and files!

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

LAFRANCE update: 31,586 new records from Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick

31,586 new birth, marriage and death records are now available on the LAFRANCE, one of the 15 tools offered to Genealogy Quebec subscribers.

These new parish records are from Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick.


Record 7968864, LAFRANCEGenealogyQuebec.com

Here is a detailed overview of the added records by year and location:

Parish / Location Record type Min
year
Max year Records
Ontario        
Penetanguishene (St. Ann) m 1850 1861 103
Ottawa (St-Joseph) m 1858 1861 45
Ottawa (Notre-Dame) m 1850 1861 979
Curran m 1850 1861 179
Cornwall (St-Colomban) m 1850 1861 128
Quebec (Non-Catholic)        
Québec (Protestants) b 1768 1800 1689
Québec (Protestants) s 1768 1800 1041
Montréal (Anglican, Saint Thomas) s 1842 1859 358
Montréal (Anglican, Saint Thomas) b 1842 1860 615
Montréal (Anglican, Saint Thomas) m 1850 1860 106
Montréal (Anglican, Christ Church Cathedral) m 1850 1861 229
Frelighsburg (Anglican Church, Holy Trinity) b 1804 1861 999
Frelighsburg (Anglican Church, Holy Trinity) s 1808 1861 480
Frelighsburg (Anglican Church, Holy Trinity) m 1850 1861 28
Montréal (Anglican, Saint Thomas) b 1842 1860 615
Montréal (Anglican, Saint Thomas) m 1850 1860 106
Montréal (Anglican, Saint Thomas) s 1842 1859 358
Montréal (Anglican, Trinity Memorial Chapel) b 1840 1861 827
Montréal (Anglican, Trinity Memorial Chapel) m 1850 1861 146
Montréal (Anglican, Trinity Memorial Chapel) s 1840 1861 465
Montréal (Congregational, Second) b 1843 1857 83
Montréal (Congregational, Second) m 1850 1857 13
Montréal (Congregational, Second) s 1844 1857 46
Montréal (Congregational, Zion) b 1834 1861 599
Montréal (Congregational, Zion) m 1850 1861 111
Montréal (Congregational, Zion) s 1834 1861 418
Montréal (Jewish – Spanish – Portuguese) b 1841 1861 152
Montréal (Jewish – Spanish – Portuguese) m 1851 1858 15
Montréal (Jewish – Spanish – Portuguese) s 1841 1861 78
Montréal (Methodist, Mountain Street) b 1843 1861 722
Montréal (Methodist, Mountain Street) m 1850 1861 106
Montréal (Methodist, Mountain Street) s 1844 1861 296
Montréal (Presbyterian, American Presbyterian) b 1831 1861 507
Montréal (Presbyterian, American Presbyterian) m 1850 1861 61
Montréal (Presbyterian, American Presbyterian) s 1832 1861 408
Shefford (Anglican Church) b 1822 1854 726
Shefford (Anglican Church) m 1850 1854 29
Shefford (Anglican Church) s 1822 1854 202
Quebec (First nations)        
Sault-St-Louis (Kahnawake) b 1825 1861 2266
Sault-St-Louis (Kahnawake) s 1825 1861 1878
Acadia / New Brunswick        
Cocagne m 1801 1859 84
Cocagne b 1800 1861 1319
Cocagne s 1800 1861 110
Bouctouche b 1800 1861 2208
Bouctouche m 1800 1861 333
Bouctouche s 1800 1861 309
Shemogue s 1813 1854 167
Shemogue b 1813 1857 1081
Bathurst-Ouest b 1798 1861 2899
Bathurst-Ouest m 1798 1861 526
Bathurst-Ouest s 1798 1860 198
Nelson b 1826 1853 2923
Nelson m 1826 1845 659
Nelson s 1826 1833 47

m = marriage, b = baptism, s = burial

In addition to these new records, the LAFRANCE contains:

  • ALL of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1621 to 1918
  • ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms from 1621 to 1861
  • ALL of Quebec’s Catholic burials from 1621 to 1861
  • 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 baptisms and burials from 1862 to 2019

More information regarding the LAFRANCE can be found on the Drouin Institute’s blog.

You may browse these documents, and millions more, by subscribing to Genealogy Quebec today!

 

 

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Connolly File update: 74,789 new baptism, marriage and burial records on Genealogy Quebec!

An update has been applied to the Connolly File, one of 15 tools available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers.

19,219 baptisms, 13,249 marriages and 42,321 burials were added through this update.

What is the Connolly File?

The Connolly File is an index of births, marriages and deaths from Quebec and parts of the United States and Canada covering a period spanning from 1621 to 2020. It is developed and maintained by the Société de généalogie des Cantons-de-l’Est.
The tool contains over 6,750,000 birth, marriage and death records.

You may browse the Connolly File with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

You will find more information about this collection as well as research tips and best practices in this article on the Drouin Institute blog.

Update details

Here is a more detailed overview of the update.

Quebec

Cimetière St-Charles ville de QC
Bur.1914-1940: 38,899 records

N-D-de-la-Providence, N-D-des-Pins Beauce
Bap. 1926-1940: 225 records
Mar. 1926-1940: 55 records
Bur. 1926-1940: 63 records

État Civil du Québec
Filiations: 104 records
Mar. 7913 records

Odanak (Yamaska), St-François-de-Sales
Bap. 1848-1942: 871 records
Mar. 1848-1942: 167 records
Bur. 1848-1941: 820 records

Robertsonville
Deaths 1926-1976: 364 records

St-Fulgence, comté Chicoutimi
Bap. 1871-1940: 3132 records
Mar. 1871-1940: 536 records
Bur. 1871-1940: 1185 records

St-Aimé, Kingsey Falls comté Drummond
Bap. 1842-1940: 1795 records
Mar. 1842-1940: 388 records
Bur. 1842-1940: 740 records

United States

St. Michael de Swansea MA, US
Bap. 1879-1996: 9877 records

Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes de Fall River MA, US
Mar. 1962-1999: 834 records

Sanford ME, US St. Ignatius
Mar. 1893-1908: 248 records

Stanford ME, US Holy Family
Mar. 1923-1991: 1520 records

St-Joseph de Fitchburg, MA, US
Mar. 1890-1995: 2724 records

St. Anthony, Jackman, ME, US
Bap. 1794-1998: 1666 records
Mar. 1892-1980: 771 records

St. Sebastian, Madison, ME, US
Mar. 1900-1980: 998 records

Additionally, some 484 corrections suggested by our users were applied.

Subscribe to Genealogy Quebec and start browsing the Connolly File today!

 

 

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Quebec birth, marriage and death records

The keeping of birth, marriage and death records in Quebec dates back to the very beginnings of the French colony in North America.

Indeed, it was in 1621 that the first Catholic parish register opened, recording the baptisms, marriages and burials of the population of the young colony.

Guillaume Couillard and Guillemette Hebert’s marriage in 1621, from the Notre-Dame-de-Québec register.  Samuel De Champlain, friend of Guillaume, serves as witness. 
Source: Record 66317, LAFRANCE, GenealogyQuebec.com

In the 1760s, following the conquest of New France by the British Empire, and the arrival of many individuals of Protestant faith in the province, the Catholic Church lost its monopoly in the documentation of birth, marriages and deaths in Canada.

John Cativin and Isabella Donaldson’s marriage in 1766, from Montreal’s Anglican register.
Source: Record 4777972, LAFRANCE, GenealogyQuebec.com

It was not until 1926 that the state got involved, with the establishment of the Registre de référence à l’état civil, which didn’t replace but rather added to the practice of recording vital events in churches. This register includes a majority of marriages and deaths registered in the province between 1926 and 1997. It can be consulted with a subscription on Genealogy Quebec at this address.

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s marriage in Montreal in 1964.
Source: Marriages and Deaths 1926-1997, GenealogyQuebec.com

In 1994, Quebec centralizes the registration its population’s vital events with the creation of the Direction de l’état civil. The vast majority of these documents are not publicly available.

How birth, marriage and death records are used in genealogy

Thanks to the recording of Quebec’s vital events, initially by the church and then by the government, the descendants of Quebecers can easily trace the history of their families. But in concrete terms, how are birth, marriage and death records used to trace a family’s history?

Marriages

The key to tracing a genealogical lineage is found in marriage records. The reason is simple: historically, the marriage official was required to include the names of the parents of the spouses in the marriage record.
This information allows us to go back a generation and find the marriage record of the parents of the spouses.
A complete lineage can thus be traced through the chain of marriages of the individuals forming it.

Several databases containing Quebec birth, marriage and death records exist on the Web, but the most complete is the LAFRANCE, available on Genealogy Quebec. We will use it here to illustrate the principle explained above.

To begin our research, we need a starting point, a marriage from the desired lineage. For demonstration purposes, we will be using the marriage of the great-grandparents of the author of this article, François Eugène Desjardins and Anna Jacques.

We being with a search for the spouses in the LAFRANCE.

This allows us to find their marriage record, in 1907.

The marriage record contains the groom’s parents’ names, Charles Eugène Desjardins and Marie Malvina Fortin.

We will now search for their marriage.

Again, this search leads us to their marriage record, in 1864

This process is repeated for each generation, until we arrive at the first immigrant of the Desjardins line in Quebec, Antoine Roy dit Desjardins, who’s marriage record can be seen below.

Births and deaths

Births and deaths, on the other hand, can be used to paint a more complete picture of the lives of one’s ancestors.

For example, PRDH-IGD‘s “family files” group together all the vital events (baptisms, marriages and burials) related to a family unit.

Family file of Pierre Roy Desjardins and Marie Anne Martin, with their children listed as well as links to the baptisms, marriages and burials of every individual mentioned.
Source: Family File 6710, PRDH-IGD.com

This global portrait, drawn from the baptism, marriage and burial records of the Catholic Church, gives us a unique insight into the lives of our ancestors and their migratory movements over the years.

Whether consulting a marriage, a birth or a death record, one can hope to learn the names of the involved parties and their parents, the date and place of the event being recorded, various additional information such as the place of residence or origin of the individuals mentioned, their marital status, age, and more. That’s a lot to learn about our ancestors!

The best sources of Quebec records online

Quebec is recognized worldwide for the comprehensiveness of its genealogical collections, and there are many sites offering access to Quebec birth, marriage and death records on the Internet.

Genealogy Quebec

Genealogy Quebec subscribers have access to the largest collection of Quebec records available on the internet. These can be found in various formats on the site: church parish records, civil government records, baptism, marriage and burial records, vital event register indexes, and more. The majority of these documents can be found in the LAFRANCE tool, a detailed index with a link to the original document of several million civil and religious records from Quebec. The tool is equipped with a search engine allowing you to browse the following documents:

  • ALL of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1621 to 1918
  • ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms from 1621 to 1861
  • ALL of Quebec’s Catholic burials from 1621 to 1861
  • 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

Church record as presented on Genealogy Quebec’s LAFRANCE

A subscription is necessary in order to access the collections available on Genealogy Quebec. You can subscribe at this address.

PRDH-IGD

PRDH-IGD is a directory of ALL vital events (baptisms, marriages and burials) recorded by the Catholic church in Quebec and French Canada from 1621 to 1849, as well as a genealogical dictionary of families commonly referred to as “Family Reconstructions”. The PRDH-IGD database contains over 2,500,000 records.

What makes PRDH-IGD a unique resource is the structure of its database. In addition to baptism, marriage and burial records, PRDH-IGD contains what are called individual and family files.

Every individual mentioned in a record in the database receives their own “individual file” in which all the information available on the individual is centralized.

Similarly, every married couple is assigned a “family file” which fulfills a similar role as the individual file, but in relation to a family unit.

The family file lists all of the couple’s children and provides a link to the events where these children are mentioned.

Ultimately, the PRDH-IGD database can be described as a massive family tree encompassing every Catholic individual who lived in Quebec between 1621 and 1849, or in other words, almost every single ancestor of the French Canadian population of America.

A subscription is necessary in order to use the PRDH-IGD database. You can subscribe at this address.

Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec (Quebec National Archives)

BAnQ’s website offers access to a digitized version of the parish registers of Quebec up to 1916, which can be consulted free of charge at this address.

Unlike the copy of this collection available on Genealogy Quebec, BAnQ’s version is not indexed. This means that you have to navigate through the church register manually, one page at a time, in order to find the desired record. Therefore, it is necessary to know the year and the parish in which the event was recorded in order to find it.

Genealogical societies

Joining a genealogical society can be a great way to access numerous collections of birth, marriage and death records, as they specialize in the preservation of genealogical and historical archives from their region. In addition, the volunteers and employees of the societies can guide you in your research and help you find the documents you are looking for.

You will find a list of genealogical societies in Quebec sorted by region at this address.

The Acadia – Families tool had been updated on Genealogy Quebec

An update has been applied to the Acadia – Families tool, one of the 15 collections available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers.

Some 11,453 family files were added through this update.

What is the Acadia – Families tool?

The Acadia – Families tool contains 141,795 family files based on original Acadian records.

Currently, these records span from the beginning of the Acadian colony to the end of 1849. In addition, 33 locations covering from 1850 to the end of the available registers are included. A list of these locations as well as a more detailed overview of the collection are available on the Drouin Institute’s blog.

The files compile the information available about a family unit. They usually contain the names and first names of the parents, the first name of the child, the dates of birth and/or baptism, death and/or burial, and marriage (a total of 263,905 events), as well as the parish. Links to the original church documents pertaining to the baptisms, marriages and burials mentioned in the file are also often available.


Family file from the Acadia – Families tool. The blue links lead to the original documents.


Original document from an Acadia – Families file

The Acadia – Families tool can be browsed with a subscription to Genealogy Quebec at this address.

 

 

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Announcing the contest winners and 60% off the Drouin Institute online boutique!

It is now time to announce the 10 winners of the genealogy raffle launched on February 22, 2021, in which you could win an annual subscription to Genealogy Quebec1,000 hits on PRDH-IGD.com or $ 200 on our online boutique!

The winners are:

Lisa Guindon
Michel Néron
André Coulombe
Sylvie Houle
Jean Leclerc
Guillaume Boissonneault
Nathalie Lagassé
Gaston Moore
Audrey Champagne
Rachel Bouffard

A big thank you to our 4,410 participants!

60% off on the Drouin Institute online boutique

If you aren’t one of our 10 lucky winners, we still want to give you an opportunity to save money! Enjoy 60% off all purchases on the Drouin Institute boutique with the code DROUIN2021! This offer is valid until March 15th, 2021.

To benefit from this promotion, simply enter the code DROUIN2021 on checkout.

The Drouin Institute online boutique includes all the books and CD-ROMs produced by the Drouin Institute, more than 4,000 items. The boutique is also home to various directories and books from historical and genealogical societies across Quebec, Ontario and the United States.

You may use the search function to find books pertaining to a specific region, family, individual or subject.

Here are some of the collections available on the boutique.

Patrimoine familial (Family Heritage)

    
This collection presents some of Quebec’s most notable historical figures and details their genealogy and family history.

Patrimoine national (National Heritage)

    
The Patrimoine national (National Heritage) collection contains various directories of parish records, cemeteries, death notices, memorial cards, censuses and more.

Livres divers (Miscellaneous books)

    
Contains various books and directories from the Drouin Institute as well as genealogical societies from Quebec, Ontario and New England.

Again, thank you for your participation and your confidence.

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team