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From: Denis Beauregard <>
Subject: Re: DeMarle
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:20:48 -0500
Le Wed, 10 Feb 2010 14:04:01 -0800 (PST), wjhonson <>
écrivait dans soc.genealogy.medieval:
>However, continuing on from Jette, there is a multi-volume work, that
>I've consulted when I've been in Montreal, that details every baptism,
>marriage, and burial document in existence for Quebec. It lists every
We call this the PRDH from the name of the university section
that published it. Available for a fee from genealogy.umontreal.ca
PRDH has published many products.
There is a printed index of catholic records from 1621 to 1765 (what
you have seen, cost is roughly 4700$ from my memory). It was later
published on a CD-ROM and is now available from their web site.
This part includes the details of every people named in the records.
The 2nd part covers 1766 to 1799, limited to catholic records and
many marriage contracts. Includes the name of parties in a record
and witnesses if they are related. Also part of the same CD-ROM
(cost of the last release was about 999$ from my memory).
Another part covers the families rebuilt from the records. Available
as the DGQA (Dictionnaire généalogique du Québec ancien) on a
CD-ROM (to 1765) and on their web site (to 1780).
Finally, there are some databases only on their web site (where you
will find the same databases as above). I think this includes a
structure of linked couples (i.e. married couples but not children),
not sure what years are covered at this time. Another database is
about the catholic deaths in 1800-1850 for people over 50 (?) years.
>person named on the document, and why they are named. For example,
>"Father Benoit, priest, Marie Denois mother, Therese Denois subject,
>Peter Menard father, Jean Menard godfather.. and so on"
>It was very helpful for me, at the time. Did they ever finish that
>series? I was consulting it while it was being produced volume-by-
>volume. Seems like each volume was quite expensive. Even the New York
>Public (Research) Library (on Genealogy) did not want to subscribe
>because they were so expensive. They told me, they would if I could
>find enough patrons interested in getting it.
NYPL could buy the CD-ROMs I would say (like they could buy mine)
instead of a subscription.
>At any rate. I think that now that Ancestry has, at least begun,
>putting the actual scans of the actual original parish books online,
>all of this will become moot in time. The question now really is,
>what's next? Once this is done, what is there left to do?
This is a copy of the Drouin collection, also available online or
on CD-ROM directly from Drouin (see www.imagesdrouinpepin.com and
www.drouininstitute.com/new ). Drouin institute is planning
full (?) index for records to 1850 if I remind that correctly,
actually what Ancestry was supposed to do (in the original contract
I have seen when participating to negociations between Drouin and
Ancestry) but won't do.
An independant work is that from www.bms2000.org which is roughly
the indexing of existing repertoires and new works. The Drouin
work will link the data to the images while the bms2000 project
has only a summary of the data.
Hum, we are somewhat far from Medieval times...
Denis Beauregard - généalogiste émérite (FQSG)
Les Français d'Amérique du Nord - www.francogene.com/genealogie--quebec/
French in North America before 1722 - www.francogene.com/quebec--genealogy/
Sur cédérom à 1775 - On CD-ROM to 1775