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From: "Desjardins Bertrand" <>
Subject: [Q-R] RE : RE : Fwd: Ouverture du nouveau sitewww.genealogiequebec.com
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 12:04:35 -0400
Thank you Mona for your excellent description of the site. A few comments and additions:
- The 1926-1996 data base is for Marriages and Deaths, not births and deaths
- About the Drouin collection set of images: the church copy has been added to the civil copy for several parishes. Of course the link from the index to the image is for one of the copies but in case the act of the image is in bad shape, the second version might be there to help. It is worth a check! It has helped me solve difficult cases several times...
- The «Lafrance»: yes, some links to images are inexact. That is because the images for some parishes were re-done to obtain better readability, and the adresses of the new images sometimes don't correspond exactly to the old ones. We are working on fixing everything that is not in synch. Please advise us when you run accross some erroneous links so we can fix them
- The site will be officially launched September 20th (lancement, in Longueuil I think). The English version should then be there. Big news: a full index of catholic marriages for 1825-1910 is being added, a portion of them with a link to the image (work is on-going to complete adding the links). This is then going to be the best Quebec marriage index 1621-1910 available (BMS has some areas that are not covered). Also, 1815-1849 baptismes and burials will be added regurlaly as they are processed (instead of waiting for the whole period to be finished).
- Priorities for the «Lafrance» project:
..Fix erroneous links to the images
..Complete links to images for the 1825-1910 marriages (should be finished by the end of the year)
..Add Protestant marriages, starting from the earlier ones
..Complete 1825-1849 baptisms and burials (sometime in 2012)
..Add 1911-1926 marriages so 1621-1996 will be covered within the site
..Start 1850-1874 baptisms and burials...
Glad to have Quebec Ancestors?
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De: de la part de Mona Andrée Rainville
Date: mer. 2011-09-07 11:48
Objet : Re: [Q-R] RE : Fwd: Ouverture du nouveau sitewww.genealogiequebec.com
There's no "window of opportunity" on this one....
In all, there is a menu of 11 data bases.
1. La France - boasts to have ALL the existing baptisms, marriages and
deaths of Catholic Quebec for the period of 1621-1824. This is
essentially a clipped version of what you'll find on the PRDH (they
shared the same data base), but with the additional convenience of a
direct link to the relevant (most of the time...) page of the actual
parish register. It takes away all the guess work and frustration of
trying to figure out under what distorted name it is hiding in the
register or the index of the "other company...". You can search it by
name, couple, or location. It won't show the census, lists,
confirmation, the sick list, or the marriage contrat info you otherwise
will find on the PRDH. But then, I also subscribe to the PRDH.
2. Of course, there is also the Drouin collection itself, and in it, the
Notaries records, some of which are indexed. You won't find that for
free anywhere to this extent. At this time, the collection is not yet
indexed. It has an alphabetical key to help narrow down the search, but
that is still a pain and a half to labour through.
3. Necrologie lists the obits found elsewhere for 1999 to 2010. You can
obviously find them elsewhere too, most of the time for free, if you
have the time and know where to look.
4. The Births and Deaths 1926-1996 database is found nowhere else for
free and is very useful.
5. Fichier Connolly - contains Baptisms, Marriages, and Sepultures
(BMS). This is a useful transcription of data contained in parish
records. Not available for free to this extent.
6. Kardex is indexed from A to Z, by name. Can be very useful when
searching for unusual stuff. Also nowhere else for free.
7. Loiselle - is available at some libraries, but not on-line, for free.
It is not fully indexed yet. But you get search it by family names. No
fun if you are searching for a Roy or a Tremblay...
8. Census 1881 and 1901 indexed. The 1901 can be found for free and
automatedgenealogy.com but not the 1881 unless you go to familysearch
and make do with all the errors...
9. Notarial records - This is different from the ones found in the above
Drouin collection. There are several search options and the contracts
are not restricted to the distant past. Usefull but not very extensive.
The other two databases, I don't use. One, is not yet activated, so
There. I hope this will help you decide if this tool is a good choice
for you. As far as I am concerned, despite a few hiccoughs here and
there, it is useful though not as much as I had hoped it to be.
Frances LaChance wrote:
> Is there a free search area as there is at PRDH & elsewhere, or do you have to pay first
> and then perhaps not find what you're looking for? I can see a useful purpose but at lot
> of it might be somewhere else for free.
> On 21/05/2011 10:36 PM, Desjardins Bertrand wrote:
>> - The site is currently in French only but an English version will be added this summer.
>> - The «Lafrance» data base is a full index (subject(s), parents, spouse of the subject) of Quebec parish registers (baptisms, marriages and burials) with a direct link to the image of the acts. It will ultimately cover the entire 19th century and the first decades of the 20th. Protestant records are also going to be included.
>> Presently available are catholic records for the entire 1621-1824 period. The 1825-1849 period is being processed and should be completed within a year. Then 1850-1874, and so on...
>> - The information is being made available to Universities for their research needs; the PRDH is thus collaborating to the project, offering its expertise and tools to facilitate name researches.
>> Bertrand Desjardins
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>> De: de la part de Frances LaChance
>> Date: sam. 2011-05-21 14:50
>> À: Lorie Begin
>> Cc: QUEBEC-RESEARCH
>> Objet : Re: [Q-R] Fwd: Ouverture du nouveau site www.genealogiequebec.com
>> how does one access the public section before deciding whether to buy? I can't figure it
>> out - no English - my loss
>> On 21/05/2011 10:38 AM, Lorie Begin wrote:
>>> This site is well worth the price. The imagesdrouinpepin.com site has
>>> records that have been missed by ancestry.com.
>>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>>> From: Institut Drouin<>
>>> Date: 2011/5/20
>>> Subject: Ouverture du nouveau site www.genealogiequebec.com
>>> To: Lorie<>
>>> Bonjour à tous,
>>> Le site www.genealogiequebec.com est maintenant ouvert avec en primeur le
>>> qui sont plus de 1 260 000 actes de NBMDS du Québec pour la période
>>> 1621-1824 avec
>>> lien à l'image de l'acte du Fonds Drouin.
>>> À tous les usagers du site imagesdrouinpepin.com, votre nom d'utilisateur et
>>> mot de passe restent les mêmes dans www.genealogiequebec.com.
>>> S'il y a quelques problèmes, nous écrire à .
>>> Le tout sera règlé dans les plus brefs délais.
>>> Bonne navigation !
>>> Sébastien Robert, v.-p.
>>> Institut généalogique Drouin
>>> For English-language users
>>> Hi to all users,
>>> Our new website www.genealogiequebec.com is now open to all members of
>>> We have a new database called the LAFRANCE that contains more than 1 260 000
>>> BMD Quebec records
>>> from 1621 to 1824 with the Drouin religious and civil records,
>>> Your username and password remain the same as imagesdrouinpepin.com.
>>> An English version will come this spring.
>>> If there is any problem, just write us to . We will
>>> look and correct it as soon as possible.
>>> Sébastien Robert, v.-p.
>>> Drouin Institute
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