Wednesday, April 16, 2008

French-Canadian records

Genealogy website offers centuries of French-Canadian records: "A Canadian family history website has launched what it says is the largest collection of French-Canadian and Quebec vital records, spanning 346 years of history. said Tuesday
its searchable collection of baptism, marriage and burial records extends from the year 1621 to 1967. is an online database of family and social history in Canada with 400 million names pulled from collections such as the 1851, 1901, 1906 and 1911 censuses of Canada, Ontario and British Columbia, vital records from as early as 1813 and U.S./Canada border crossings from 1895 to 1956."

The Drouin Collection - "One man's passion created the world's
largest French-Canadian resource.

Joseph Drouin founded the Drouin Genealogical Institute in 1899 and began publishing family books based on the vital records he gathered over centuries. Eventually his son Gabriel took over for him.

The Drouin Collection represents the largest and most valuable French-Canadian family history resources available, including an impressive collection of Quebec vital records. The collection includes neary 15 million records, marking the history of Quebec families over three centuries."


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