LAFRANCE Update, New Archival Fonds and OGS 2017 Conference

The bimonthly LAFRANCE update was applied earlier in the week.

The additions pertain to the 1850-1861 period for Catholic baptisms and burials.

Update figures

Catholic baptisms 1850-1861 : 6966 records added
Catholic burials 1850-1861 : 4622 records added
In addition, the corrections sent by our users over the past 2 months have been applied.

About the LAFRANCE

The LAFRANCE, one of 15 tools available to GenealogyQuebec.comsubscribers, is a detailed index with link to the original document of ALL Catholic marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1916, ALL Catholic baptisms and burials celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1849 as well as ALL Protestant marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1760 and 1849. Baptisms and burials of the 1850-1861 period are added gradually through our bimonthly updates. We estimate to have completed about 70% of all Catholic Quebec parishes for this period.

Free obituaries – New subsections

In addition to the 20 000 death notices added over the past 2 months, our obituary section is now equipped with subsections such as the province, city or publication in which the notice was published.
This section contains Canadian obituaries ranging from 1999 to this day. You can browse the collection free of charge at this address:
http://necrologie.genealogiequebec.com/home

Additions to our digital collections

The development of our numerous collections is still underway! Here are some additions made over the past 2 months:

Archival fonds

  • Fonds Pepin-Lachance: 3427 images
  • Fonds Wilfrid-Meloche: digitized books relating to this individual’s family
  • Fonds SGCE: genealogical publications from members of the SGCE – over 11 000 pages
  • Fonds Yvan-Beaulieu: personal collection of genealogical archives – 467 641 images
  • Fonds Raymond-Aubry: 551 images from his personal collection
  • All of these archival fonds can be consulted in the 14 – Fonds d’archives category, which can be found in the Great Collections section under the tab of the same name

“Lignes de vie” series

  • Addition of 1000 individual genealogies produced by Michel Pepin, brother of Jean-Pierre Pepin, in the 17 – Lignes de vie category under the Great Collections tab

Newspaper obituaries

  • Over 20 000 death notices from the 1945-1980 period as well as tens of thousands of death notices from the 1980-2017 period have been added

Connolly file

  • Annual update on the Connolly file – new BMS records and corrections

Outaouais registers

  • Addition of numerous English parish registers from the Outaouais region: 1177 register pages can now be consulted under the Registres québécois, région de l’Outaouais category in the Drouin Collection Records section

Kardex

  • About 10 000 new BMS files from Ontario have been added to the Kardex collection

All of these collections – and much more – are available with a subscription to GenealogyQuebec.com.

OGS 2017

From June 16 to June 18 2017, the Drouin Institute team will be at the Ontario Genealogical Society conference in Ottawa. All the details surrounding the conference can be found here.

If you attend the conference, make sure not to miss Gail Dever’s presentation, “The Crème de la Crème of Online Resources for Quebec Research”, which will cover both GenealogyQuebec.com and the PRDH among other resources. Gail Dever is the author of the popular blog Genealogy à la Carte.

We hope to see you at the conference!

The Drouin team

LAFRANCE Update And 150 000 New Images

The bimonthly LAFRANCE update was applied earlier in the week.

The additions pertain to the 1850-1861 period for Catholic baptisms and burials.

Update figures

Catholic baptisms 1850-1861 : 21 539 records added
Catholic burials 1850-1861 : 8680 records added

In addition, the corrections sent by our users over the past 2 months have been applied.

About the LAFRANCE

The LAFRANCE, one of 15 tools available to GenealogyQuebec.com subscribers, is a detailed index with link to the original document of ALL Catholic marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1916, ALL Catholic baptisms and burials celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1849 as well as ALL Protestant marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1760 and 1849. Baptisms and burials of the 1850-1861 period are added gradually through our bimonthly update. We estimate to have completed about 65% of all Catholic Quebec parishes for this period.

Fonds Jean-Pierre-Yves Pepin – 150 000 new images

A new image collection has been added to the Drouin Institute archives. Over 150 000 new images are now available to GenealogyQuebec.com subscribers. The following can be found in this new collection:

  • Personal publications
  • Documents pertaining to centenarians
  • Marriage photos
  • Baptism photos
  • Post cards
  • Manuscripts
  • Family files

As well as various other genealogical documents.

Photo taken from the newly added Fonds Jean-Pierre-Yves Pepin

GenealogyQuebec.com subscribers can view the collection at this address, under 14 – Fonds d’archives / Fonds Jean-Pierre-Yves Pepin.

Free obituaries

Our free obituary section now contains over 2 million death notices!
This section contains Canadian obituaries ranging from 1999 to this day. You can browse the collection free of charge at this address.

NERCG

From April 26 to April 29 2017, the Drouin Institute will represent Quebec genealogy in Springfield, MA at the New England Regional Genealogical Consortium. You can find us in the expo hall. We look forward to meeting you!

The Drouin Team

New additions to the PRDH! Milestone reached in the Family Reconstruction process

Over the course of February 2017, an important update was applied to the PRDH database.

This update wraps up the 1800-1824 period as far as Family Reconstructions are concerned, something we began working on in 2013.

February 2017 update

In total, 27 792 individuals and 18 183 couples totaling for over 150 000 familial links were added to the database through this update.


Detailed example of a PRDH Family File

PRDH and Drouin Institute collaboration

Since the Drouin Genealogical Institute became the PRDH’s editor in 2014, the following additions have been made to the database:

  • 1 700 000 new baptism, marriage and burial certificates
  • 60 000 new couples
  • 345 000 new individuals
  • Over a million new links between families and individuals

Members which are subscribed to both GenealogyQuebec.com and the PRDH have access to the following exclusive features:

  1. View the original document (parish register) on GenealogyQuebec.comfrom any PRDH certificate
  2. View the PRDH individual file of any individual named in aGenealogyQuebec.com‘s LAFRANCE certificate.
  3. 10% bonus PRDH hits free of charge on purchase for GenealogyQuebec.com subscribers


Detailed example of a PRDH Record Certificate

PRDH complete overview (1621-1849)

As of today, the PRDH database contains:

  • 2 400 000 baptism, marriage and burial certificates
  • 875 000 individuals
  • 181 500 couples
  • Over 3 million links between individuals and families


Detailed example of a PRDH Individual File

About the PRDH

The PRDH is a repertory of vital events (baptisms, marriages and burials) registered in Quebec during the 1621-1849 period, and a genealogical dictionary of families of the 1621-1824 period for the same region. You will find more information here:
Subscription information
The database
Family reconstructions
Free access (limited)

What’s next?

We are currently beginning to apply the family reconstruction process on the 1825-1849 period, which represents about as many records, individuals and families as the entire 1621-1824 period put together.

LAFRANCE update and Roots Tech 2017 wrap-up

The bimonthly LAFRANCE update was applied earlier in the week.

The additions pertain to the 1850-1861 period for baptisms and burials as well as the entirety of 1916 for Catholic marriages.

Update figures:

  • Catholic baptisms 1850-1861 : 10193 records added
  • Catholic burials 1850-1861 : 4306 records added
  • ALL Catholic marriages of 1916 : 14622 records added

In addition, the corrections sent by our users over the past 2 months have been applied.

About the LAFRANCE

The LAFRANCE, one of 15 tools available to GenealogyQuebec.com subscribers, is a detailed index with link to the original document of ALL Catholic marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1916, ALL Catholic baptisms and burials celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1849 as well as ALL Protestant marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1760 and 1849. Baptisms and burials of the 1850-1861 period are added gradually through our bimonthly update.

Free obituaries

Over the past 2 months, more than 20 000 death notices have been added to our free obituary section. This section contains close to 2 million Canadian obituaries ranging from 1999 to this day. You can browse the collection free of charge at this address:
http://necrologie.genealogiequebec.com/home

Roots Tech 2017

From February 8 to February 11 2017, the Drouin Institute team was in Salt Lake City for Roots Tech 2017, the largest genealogy conference in North America. We would like to thank the numerous GenealogyQuebec.com and PRDH subscribers who visited our booth at the expo hall.

Roots Tech proved to be an amazing opportunity for us to meet many prominent genealogy firms and societies from around the world. Talks with some of our French cousins and neighbors from the South were particularly promising and inspiring.
We also had the pleasure of running into our Canadian countrymen from the Ontario Genealogical Society, who were kind enough to invite us to their annual conference. The conference will be held in Ottawa from June 16 to June 18 2017.
We wont miss it!

Sébastien Robert and François Desjardins at the Drouin Institute booth, Roots Tech 2017

We sincerely believe that the connections made at Roots Tech this year will prove instrumental in speeding up the development of our collections, which will allow us to provide more comprehensive tools and databases to our subscribers.

Address change

Finally, please note that Drouin Institute’s mailing address has changed. We are now based in Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur, Qc.

Sincerely,

The Drouin team

Genealogy Quebec’s LAFRANCE database updated

Dear subscribers,

Earlier in the week, the LAFRANCE database was updated.
In total, 7593 baptism and 3142 burial records for the 1850-1861 period have been added to the LAFRANCE.
In addition, the corrections sent by our users over the past 2 months have been applied.

About the LAFRANCE

The LAFRANCE, one of the tools available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers, is an index with link to the original document of ALL catholic marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1915, ALL catholic baptisms and burials celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1849, and ALL protestant marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1760 and 1849.

Free obituaries

Over the past 2 months, more than 20 000 death notices have been added to our free obituary section. This section contains close to 2 000 000 obituaries ranging from 1999 to this day. You can browse this collection without the need for a subscription here.

Holiday gift idea

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas? A subscription to Genealogy Quebec or the PRDH can be the ideal gift for the history and genealogy enthusiast. Call us now at 514-400-3961 (Monday to Friday, 8 to 5) or write to us at contact@institutdrouin.com for more information on how to gift a subscription.

Happy holidays!

The Drouin Team

Genealogy Quebec rebranding, LAFRANCE development and Acadian families

This edition of our newsletter will focus on the development of Genealogy Quebec, the Drouin Institute’s primary genealogical research website.

1850-1861

Close to 330 000 baptism and burial records from the 1850-1861 period have been added to the LAFRANCE in the past few months. We estimate that this represents about a third of all records for this period. The additions are made through our bimonthly update and will continue until the period is concluded.

About the LAFRANCE

The LAFRANCE is an index with link to the original document of ALL catholic marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1915, ALL catholic baptisms and burials celebrated in Quebec between 1621 and 1849, and ALL protestant marriages celebrated in Quebec between 1760 and 1849. The LAFRANCE is one of the multiple tools available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers.

Acadian families

Last spring, a database of Acadian records and families was added to Genealogy Quebec. This database covers over 40 000 families, and provides a link to the original document from which the data is sourced. This tool is available to Genealogy Quebec subscribers and can be accessed from the tool list.

33% off online shop

A reminder that the 33% sale on our online shop is still active. For more details, read our October 20th newsletter.

Rebranding

You may have noticed a logo change on the English version of Genealogy Quebec. When the site was first translated years ago, Quebec Records was chosen as the official name.
Over the years, we realized that having a different name for the French and English versions created confusion among our users. Thus, Quebec Records has been rebranded in Genealogy Quebec. The content of the website remains unchanged.
Also note that you can now use the http://genealogyquebec.com URL to be redirected to the english version of the website directly.

The Drouin Team

PRDH’s Family Reconstructions advancement

Over a year ago, the PRDH began the ambitious project of extending the period covered by its family reconstructions from 1621-1799 to 1621-1849.

The first step, which was completed in early 2015, was the addition of 1 700 000 baptism, marriage and burial records, all from the 1800-1849 period. These were sourced from the Drouin Collection, which is available on Genealogy Quebec.
The second phase of this project began with the addition of the children born and/or deceased between 1800 and 1824 to the families created before 1800. This process was completed last April and represented over 250 000 new genealogical links in our family reconstructions.

What’s next?

Our plan is to complete the reconstruction of families up to the year 1824 by the end of 2016. All in all, this should represent about 350 000 new individuals, 60 000 new families and close to a million new genealogical links in the database.

To better understand the concept of genealogical links and family reconstructions, visit our page on the subject!

About the PRDH

The PRDH is a repertory of vital events (baptisms, marriages and burials) registered in Quebec during the 1621-1849 period, and a genealogical dictionary of families of the 1621-1799 period for the same region. You will find more information regarding the PRDH here.

10% additional hits for Genealogy Quebec subscribers

If you own an active subscription to Genealogy Quebec, note that you are eligible to obtain 10% additional hits free of charge at the purchase of a PRDH subscription. You can activate this promotion during the checkout process on the PRDH website.

The Drouin Team

Clearance sale on the Drouin Institute’s book collections

The Drouin Genealogical Institute has been developing its book collections for over a hundred years. These collections occupy a significant place in Canadian genealogical heritage.

Today, genealogy is mostly done online. Furthermore, all of the Drouin book collections have been digitized and are available online through a subscription to Genealogy Quebec.

With this in mind, we have decided to end the printing of our book collections.
We are now offering the opportunity for genealogical societies, institutions, libraries and private individuals to acquire the remaining editions of our book collections at a significant reduction.

Using the following codes on our online shop, you can benefit from a 33% reduction on all of our available books and collections (excluding PRDH and Genealogy Quebec subscriptions):

  • Prévoté de Québec – CodePrevote
  • Patrimoine National / National Heritage – CodeNational
  • Patrimoine Familial / Family Heritage – CodeFamilial
  • Fiches Acadiennes / Acadian Files – CodeAcadie

If you live in Canada, you can enjoy free shipping with the codeLivraison

Our Great Collections, which aren’t available on the online shop, are also on sale.
For large orders, or to order volumes from the Great Collections, email us at contact@institutdrouin.com.

We recommend that you submit us a list of the volumes and collections you are interested in acquiring. We will email you back with a quote, taking into account the size of your desired order. A larger order will result in a more significant price reduction.

We also suggest that you submit group purchases with other societies, institutions or private individuals in order to benefit from a larger reduction.
It is the best time to acquire or complete your Drouin book collections, reach out now!

The Drouin team20

Drouin Genealogical Institute’s new communication strategy

Dear subscribers,

Today, we are happy to announce our new communication strategy. The main objective of this new approach is to keep you better informed of the development and maintenance of the Drouin Institute and its websites, Genealogy Quebec and the PRDH.

This new communication strategy starts with a bimonthly newsletter published on our facebook page and through our mailing list. In addition to this newsletter, all of our releases, updates and partnerships will be shared with our clients through email and social media.

This newsletter will also correspond with bimonthly updates to our websites. An update usually consists of the addition of new content to the websites, and the correction of various errors that have been highlighted by our users.

Here are the details of our first bimonthly update:

  • Addition of over 20 000 records to the 1850-1861 period on the LAFRANCE
  • Corrections on numerous LAFRANCE and PRDH files
  • Adjustments to our PRDH and LAFRANCE name standardization dictionary
  • Corrections on the PRDH’s genealogical links (family reconstructions)

Genealogically yours,

The Drouin team