Win a subscription to Genealogy Quebec and more!

How to participate :

To participate, simply create or log in to a Genealogy Quebec account between March 8, 2022 and March 22, 2022. Participating is free, quick and easy, it will only take you a minute!

*You do NOT need to purchase a subscription to participate.

The Drouin Institute, in collaboration with the Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie and the Société généalogique Canadienne-française, is happy to announce the third edition of its yearly contest in which 10 participants will win one of :

Already have a Genealogy Quebec account?

If you already have a Genealogy Quebec account,

log in to it between March 8, 2022 and March 22, 2022

to ensure your participation in the draw. That’s all!

The prizes

One year subscription to Genealogy Quebec

Genealogy Quebec is a subscription-based research website regrouping all the collections and tools developed by the Drouin Institute over the course of its existence.


The website’s 15 tools and collections amount to over 49 million images and documents which will allow you trace to your family history in Quebec as well as parts of the United States, Ontario and Acadia from 1621 to this day. Genealogy Quebec is by far the largest collection of Quebec genealogical and historical documents on the Web.

You will find more information about the website at this address.

1000 PRDH-IGD hits

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. The PRDH-IGD database contains over 2,500,000 records.


Every individual mentioned in these records receives their own individual file in which all the information available on the individual is centralized. In addition, every married couple is assigned a family file which fulfills a similar role as the individual file, but in relation to a family unit. It contains the list of all the couple's children with links to their individual files, the list of all baptisms, marriages and burials of these children with links to the records in question, and additional information on the married couple.


More information can be found at this address.

$200 to spend on our online boutique

The Drouin Institute's online boutique includes all the books and CD-ROMs produced by the Drouin Institute, more than 4,000 items. It also contains directories and books from various historical and genealogical societies in Quebec, Ontario and the United States.


If you choose this prize, you will receive a credit of $200 to spend on any items in the boutique.

Contest rules

  • To be eligible for the draw, you must own a Genealogy Quebec account that was either created or logged in to between March 8, 2022 and March 22, 2022 at 3PM EST.
  • This contest ends on March 22, 2022 at 3PM EST, at which time the winners will be drawn at random.
  • The 10 winners will be contacted by email one hour after the draw (March 22, 2022 at 4PM EST) and will have until March 24, 2022 at 4PM EST to claim their prize. Once this date has passed, the unclaimed prizes will be subject to a new draw, and can no longer be claimed by the original winners.
  • 48 hours after the initial draw, if necessary, a new draw will be done to award the unclaimed prizes to new winners. They will also have 48 hours to claim their prize. This process will be repeated until the 10 winners have been selected and have received their prizes.
  • The 10 winners will be announced publicly on our Facebook page and via our newsletter once the 10 prizes have been distributed.
  • Are excluded from this contest: Any employee or representative of the Drouin Genealogical Institute and the people with whom they are domiciled. Any institutional account (library, society, museum, school, etc.).
  • Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement
  • It is prohibited to create multiple Genealogy Quebec accounts in order to increase your chances of winning the draw. Individuals creating more than one account for this purpose will be disqualified.
  • In order to select the 10 winners, a list will be produced from those eligible for the draw. Each individual in this list will be assigned a specific number (1, 2, 3, and so on). A random number generator will be used to generate a list of 10 numbers, and the individuals associated with these numbers will be the winners of the contest.
  • A paid subscription to Genealogy Quebec, either currently or previously active, is NOT necessary to participate in this contest.

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