35 000 new Acadian family files on Genealogy Quebec

A major update was applied to the Acadia – Families tool, one of the 15 collections available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers.

Around 35 000 family files were added to the tool through this update.

What is the Acadia – Families tool?

The Acadia – Families tool contains 130 342 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, 30 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 an individual. They generally 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 239 517 dates), as well as the parish. The files usually provide links to the original documents of the baptisms, marriages and burials mentioned.


Family file from the Acadia – Families tool. Click on the blue links to view the original documents.


Original document from Acadia – Families

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

 

Genealogy Quebec Forum

Do you have questions about GenealogyQuebec.comPRDH-IGD.com or genealogy in general? Do you want to share your research findings with other genealogy enthusiasts?


Look no further! Subscribe to the brand new Genealogy Quebec forum today. It is free and open to all!

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

LAFRANCE update: New Acadian records on Genealogy Quebec

The indexing of parish registers from Ontario and Acadia continues on Genealogy Quebec, with some 6071 baptism and burial records added to the LAFRANCE this month.


Marriage record as presented on GenealogyQuebec.com’s LAFRANCE

The two main parishes included in this update are Tracadie, New Brunswick, and Arichat, Nova Scotia. The added records span from 1798 to 1861 for Tracadie, and 1839 to 1861 for Arichat.

These records can be browsed in the LAFRANCE, which also contains ALL of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1621 to 1918, ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials from 1621 to 1861 as well as ALL of Quebec’s Protestant marriages from 1760 to 1849.
You will find more information about the LAFRANCE on the Drouin Institute’s blog.

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

The Genealogy Quebec Forum

The Drouin Genealogical Institute is happy to announce the opening of its official forum! Come share your passion for genealogy and history with members of our team and our community!

This forum is accessible to everyone, whether you are a member of Genealogy Quebec and PRDH-IGD or not.

The sections

The forum is divided into 3 sections: “Help and technical support”, “Genealogy questions” and “Share your research and discoveries”.

Help and technical support

This section is used to submit any question or problem related to the use of PRDH-IGD.com and GenealogyQuebec.com. You may ask questions about the subscription process, the content of the databases, research tips, or anything else related to the sites. Refer to the “Genealogy questions” section for questions that are not directly related to the websites.

Genealogy questions

This section is dedicated to any question related to genealogy and history research. Refer to the “Help and technical support” section for questions specific to PRDH-IGD and Genealogy Quebec.

Share your research and discoveries

As the name suggests, this section is used to share the results of your research as well as your most interesting genealogical and historical findings. Share your successes and failures, your most complex cases and your most unusual stories!

Join the discussion

Please note that your PRDH-IGD.com and GenealogyQuebec.com login information cannot be used on the forum. To participate, you will need to register a new account on the forum.

The forum is in constant development! Please feel free to share your suggestions and comments with us, so that we can provide you with the best possible discussion platform.

 

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

25 000 Newspaper obituaries added to Genealogy Quebec

25 000 newspaper obituaries were added to Genealogy Quebec‘s Obituary section in May, bringing the collection to a total of over 700 000 death notices.

These new obituaries come from across Quebec and are dated, for the most part, from the 21st century.

  

Newspaper obituaries can be browsed in the Obituary section on GenealogyQuebec.com, which contains most of the obituaries, memorial cards and headstones available on the website. It is divided in 4 sub-sections:

  • Internet obituaries, which contains obituaries published online from 1999 to today.
  • Newspaper obituaries, which contains obituaries from newspapers published between 1860 and today.
  • Tombstones, which contains pictures of headstones from hundreds of cemeteries in Quebec and Ontario.
  • Memorial cards, which contains tens of thousands of memorial cards published between 1860 and today.

These subsections are indexed and can be browsed using a search engine. You will find more information about the Obituary section on the Drouin Institute blog.

 

 

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

New records from Ontario and Acadia – Now over 46 million images and files on Genealogy Quebec!

Although the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic pose new challenges, the activities of the Drouin Genealogical Institute continue through teleworking.

Our indexing and digitizing efforts have allowed us to reach a new milestone on Genealogy Quebec, with now over 46 million images and files available on the website. This is another important step in our efforts to preserve and share the genealogical heritage of Quebec and New France, which wouldn’t be possible without our subscribers. Thank you!

Additionally, the indexing of parish registers from Ontario and Acadia is well on its way, with some 5920 baptism, marriage and burial records added to the LAFRANCE this month.


Marriage record as presented on GenealogyQuebec.com’s LAFRANCE

Here is an overview of the additions made for each parish:

Parish name Type of record Date range Number of records
Amherstburg (St-Jean) b 1802 1861 3990
Amherstburg (St-Jean) m 1825 1861 516
Amherstburg (St-Jean) d 1803 1861 1374
Ile-Royale b 1751 1757 3
Ile-Royale m 1742 1742 1
Ile-Royale d 1732 1744 8
Orléans b 1861 1861 1
Ottawa (Notre-Dame) b 1852 1852 1
Ottawa (St-Joseph) b 1858 1861 3
Paincourt b 1857 1859 8
Port-Royal m 1707 1747 2
Williamstown b 1855 1861 13
b = baptisms m = marriages d = deaths 

These records can now be browsed in the LAFRANCE, which also contains ALL of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1621 to 1918, ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials from 1621 to 1861 as well as ALL of Quebec’s Protestant marriages from 1760 to 1849.
You will find more information about the LAFRANCE on the Drouin Institute’s blog.

To conclude, we would like to wish you and your family health, safety and courage in the context of the health crisis we are experiencing. We hope that genealogy may bring you some joy during this difficult period.

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Six historical newspapers added to Genealogy Quebec

Six newspapers from the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu region have been added to the historical newspapers section available on Genealogy Quebec!

  • Écho d’Iberville (1880 to 1882 and 1919-1920)
  • La Voix du Peuple (1880)
  • L’Alliance (1893-1894)
  • L’Essor (1968 to 1970)
  • Le Protectionniste (1882-1883)
  • Le Courrier de St-Jean (1887 and 1896 to 1909)

You will find these 2891 new images in the Drouin Institute’s Miscallenaeous Collections, under the “23 – Journaux Anciens” folder. These six publications join the many newspapers already available in the section:

  • 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)
  • L’Action Canadienne
  • L’Avant-Garde
  • L’Avenir de Quebec
  • Le Canada-Français
  • Le Carillon (Québec)
  • Le Castor (Québec)
  • Le Charivari (Québec)
  • Le National (Montréal)
  • Le Progrès du Golfe
  • Le Semeur Canadien (Montréal)
  • Le Trésor des Familles (Québec)
  • 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

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

LAFRANCE update: 20,044 new records from Ontario and Acadia

The indexing of Ontario and Acadia’s parish registers continues on Genealogy Quebec!
Some 20,044 baptism, marriage and burial records were added to the LAFRANCE in early February.


Marriage record as presented on GenealogyQuebec.com’s LAFRANCE

Here is an overview of the additions made for each parish in this update:

Parish name Type of record Date range Number of records
Baie-Ste-Marie b 1780 1799 178
Baie-Ste-Marie m 1781 1799 20
Baie-Ste-Marie d 1799 1799 2
Beaubassin b 1717 1748 747
Beaubassin m 1712 1748 208
Beaubassin d 1719 1749 28
Belle-Rivière m 1858 1861 60
Belle-Rivière d 1860 1861 32
Ecouipahaq b 1767 1768 155
Ecouipahaq m 1767 1768 28
Ecouipahaq d 1767 1768 13
Ile-Royale b 1714 1757 277
Ile-Royale m 1717 1756 69
Ile-Royale d 1726 1756 167
Louisbourg b 1722 1759 2236
Louisbourg m 1722 1759 572
Louisbourg d 1722 1758 1222
Port-Royal b 1702 1755 2509
Port-Royal m 1702 1755 540
Port-Royal d 1702 1754 421
St-Basile b 1792 1862 6167
St-Basile m 1792 1861 876
St-Basile d 1792 1862 1640
St-Charles-les-Mines b 1707 1748 1407
St-Charles-les-Mines m 1709 1748 304
St-Charles-les-Mines d 1709 1748 166

These records can now be browsed in the LAFRANCE, which also contains ALL of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1621 to 1918, ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials from 1621 to 1861 as well as ALL of Quebec’s Protestant marriages from 1760 to 1849.
You will find more information about the LAFRANCE on the Drouin Institute’s blog.

 

 

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Connolly File update: 144 127 new baptism, marriage and burial records now available on Genealogy Quebec!

A significant update was applied to the Connolly File, one of 15 tools available to GenealogyQuebec.com subscribers.

63 356 baptisms, 51 900 marriages and 32 418 burials were added through this update.

What is the Connolly File?

The Connolly File is an index of Catholic and Protestant baptisms, marriages and burials from Quebec and parts of the United States and Canada covering a period spanning from 1621 to 2019. It is developed and maintained by the Société de généalogie des Cantons-de-l’Est.
The tool contains over 6 700 000 baptism, marriage and burial files.

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 list of the parishes in Quebec affected by this update, including the types and number of records added as well as the period they cover.

St-Augustin de Woburn
Bap. 1898-1940: 1147 files
Mar. 1899-1940: 189 files
Bur. 1898-1940: 319 files

St-Sauveur de Québec 
Bap. 1867-1941: 44258 files
Mar. 1867-1941: 8336 files
Bur. 1867-1913: 24671 files

St-Philémon de Stoke
Bap. 1875-1940: 2740 files
Mar. 1875-1940: 488 files
Bur. 1875-1940: 1166 files

St-Romain co Frontenac
Bap. 1865-1940: 3025 files
Mar. 1865-1940: 496 files
Bur. 1865-1940: 1150 files

Ste-Julie (Verchères) 
Bap. 1851-1998: 9224 files
Mar. 1851-1986: 1471 files
Bur. 1851-1994: 3423 files

Quebec register of civil status marriages and filiations
Mar. 2019: 4240 Civil Status files
Fil. 2019: 74 Civil Status files

St-Herménégilde, co Stanstead
Bap. 1856-2003: 4203 files
Mar. 1861-2003: 915 files
Bur. 1865-2003: 1569 files

In addition, some 34 862 records from 18 American parishes were added to the Connolly File through this update.

Subscribe to Genealogy Quebec and start using the Connolly File right now!

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team

Over 500 000 new images and files – A look back at 2019

2019 is drawing to a close, and it’s time to review what was a busy year for the Drouin genealogical Institute. Hundreds of thousands of new documents, many blog posts, not to mention a complete redesign of GenealogieQuebec.com and PRDH-IGD.com! Here is a detailed retrospective of the year.

Please note that you can consult the details of these numerous updates in this section of the Drouin Institute blog.

The LAFRANCE

2019 began in force, as we completed the addition of ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials the 1850-1861 period to the LAFRANCE.
This project, which began in 2015, represented the addition of some 652 502 baptism and burial records from 422 different parishes.

At that point, the LAFRANCE contained:

  • 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 total of 3 755 659 parish records from Quebec.

Subsequently, all of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1918 were added, over 11 000 records.


Marriage record as presented in GenealogyQuebec’s LAFRANCE tool

But that’s not all!
Some 33 138 records from Catholic parishes in Ontario and Acadia as well as Protestant parishes in Quebec were added to the LAFRANCE in 2019, and this is only just the beginning!

More information on the LAFRANCE

Browse the LAFRANCE (subscription required)

PRDH-IGD.com

The 1741 Montreal census was added to the records and family files available on PRDH-IGD in 2019.

More information on PRDH-IGD

Subscribe to PRDH-IGD

The Obituary section

Some 30 000 memorial cards as well as 15 000 newspaper obituaries were added to the Obituary section in 2019.

In addition, hundreds of thousands of new obituaries are currently being scanned and are set to appear on Genealogy Quebec in 2020. These will join the 3.7 million obituaries, tombstones and memorial cards already available in the Obituary section.

More information on the Obituary section

Browse the Obituary section (subscription required)

The NBMDS tool

Close to 180 000 baptism, marriage and burial files were added to the NBMDS tool in 2019. These records come from the Mauricie region as well as New England and Ontario. The tool now contains more than 1.3 million files.

More information on the NBMDS tool

Use the NBMDS tool (subscription required)

Drouin Collection Records

Here are the new and redigitized images that were added to the Drouin Collection Records in the past year:

  • 14 460 parish register images from the State of New York, under the Registres divers folder
  • 1000 images from the Consulat général de France à Montréal et Québec, under the Registres divers folder
  • New York State registers from the 1890 American census, under the Registres divers folder
  • St-André parish (1945-1993), under the Registres paroissiaux du nord-ouest du Nouveau-Brunswick folder
  • 30 424 redigitized images in the Drouin Collection Records

The Drouin Collection Records contain some 5,186,434 images of various registers from Quebec, Ontario, Acadia, New Brunswick and the Northeast of the United States.

More information on the Drouin Collection Records

Browse the Drouin Collection Records (subscription required)

BMD Cards

The BMD Cards tool contains close to 2.3 million baptism, marriage and burial files. In 2019, we added around 105,000 cards from Quebec and Ontario to the collection.

More information on the BMD Cards

Browse the BMD Cards (subscription required)

Connolly File

46,444 baptism, marriage and burial files were added to the Connolly File in 2019, bringing the total number of records in the collection to over 6.5 million.

More information on the Connolly File

Browse the Connolly File (subscription required)

Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections

Some 45 000 images were added to the Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections in 2019:

  • 17 434 images from historical newspapers under the 23 – Journaux anciens folder
  • 3 909 images of historical judicial documents under the 27 – Trois-Rivières (Juridiction) folder
  • 2 673 images of notarized documents from the Cornwall region in Ontario, under the 26 – Contrats notariés de l’Ontario folder
  • 2 000 images from notary Joseph Dionne’s archives, under the 18 – Autres documents folder
  • 18 190 images of historical and genealogical significance under the 14 – Fonds d’archives folder
The Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections contain a mix of images, documents, books, pictures and directories of historical and genealogical significance.

More information on the Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections

Browse the Drouin Institute’s Miscellaneous Collections (subscription required)

Browse these collections – and many more – by subscribing to Genealogy Quebec today!

Blog de l’Institut Drouin

Une nouvelle collaboratrice s’est jointe à l’équipe Drouin cette année! Marielle Côté-Gendreau, étudiante et passionnée d’histoire et de généalogie, compose des articles de blog vulgarisant des concepts linguistiques, généalogiques ou historiques et participe aux activités de rédaction de l’équipe.
Vous pouvez consulter ses excellent articles sur le blog de l’Institut Drouin :

Une nouvelle version du guide d’utilisation de Généalogie Québec a aussi été publiée cette année :

Et voici les autres articles publiés sur le blog de l’Institut Drouin en 2019 :

Pour conclure, l’équipe Drouin aimerait profiter de cette infolettre rétrospective pour vous souhaiter santé, bonheur et trouvailles généalogiques pour l’année 2020!

L’équipe Drouin

LAFRANCE update: 28 442 new records from Ontario, Acadia and Quebec

28 442 baptism, marriage and burial records have been added to the LAFRANCE, one of 15 tools available to GenealogyQuebec.com subscribers.

Now that the indexing of Quebec’s pre-1862 Catholic parish registers has been completed, the focus of our indexing efforts turns to the parish registers of Ontario and Acadia available in the Drouin Collection Records, as well as Quebec’s Protestant baptisms from 1760 to 1861.


Marriage record as presented on GenealogyQuebec.com‘s LAFRANCE.

Here is the list of parishes affected by this update and the number of records added for each.

Parish name Type of record Date range Number of records
Alexandria m 1836 1861 388
Baie-Ste-Marie b 1780 1801 270
Baie-Ste-Marie d 1799 1815 13
Beaubassin b 1717 1748 747
Beaubassin d 1719 1749 28
Ecouipahaq b 1767 1768 155
Ecouipahaq d 1767 1768 13
Embrun m 1858 1861 16
Lafontaine b 1856 1861 33
Lafontaine d 1857 1857 10
Lafontaine m 1857 1857 5
LaPasse m 1851 1861 55
Louisbourg b 1722 1759 2236
Louisbourg d 1722 1758 1222
Louisbourg m 1722 1759 572
Matane b 1832 1841 134
Matane d 1832 1929 59
Montréal (Anglican, Christ Church Cathedral) b 1766 1807 1474
Montréal (Anglican, Christ Church Cathedral) d 1801 1807 5
Orléans b 1860 1861 108
Orléans m 1860 1861 23
Orléans d 1860 1861 4
Ottawa (Notre-Dame) m 1829 1855 1729
Ottawa (St-Joseph) b 1858 1861 258
Ottawa (St-Joseph) d 1858 1861 77
Ottawa (St-Joseph) m 1858 1861 37
Paincourt b 1855 1861 411
Paincourt d 1855 1861 128
Paincourt m 1852 1861 70
Port-Royal b 1702 1755 2509
Port-Royal d 1702 1754 421
Québec (Metropolitan Church) b 1768 1794 1005
Québec (Metropolitan Church) d 1768 1794 484
Québec (Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian) b 1770 1800 425
Québec (Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian) d 1770 1794 20
South March b 1861 1861 9
St-Charles-les-Mines b 1707 1748 1407
St-Charles-les-Mines d 1709 1748 166
Tecumseh b 1859 1861 110
Tecumseh d 1861 1861 18
Tecumseh m 1859 1861 17
Williamstown b 1854 1861 590
Williamstown d 1854 1861 161
Williamstown m 1854 1861 87

b=baptism m=marriage d=burial

All these records may now be browsed in the LAFRANCE, which also contains ALL of Quebec’s Catholic marriages from 1621 to 1918, ALL of Quebec’s Catholic baptisms and burials from 1621 to 1861 as well as ALL of Quebec’s Protestant marriages from 1760 to 1849.
You will find more information about the LAFRANCE on the Drouin Institute’s blog.

 

 

To conclude, the Drouin team would like to wish a great holiday season to our fellow genealogy enthusiasts and designated family historians.
The holiday season is a great opportunity to share the results of your research with your loved ones and to ensure that your family history is preserved from generation to generation.

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team