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From: Dessaulles Beaudry <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Parish Records - Original and greffe
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 16:46:12 -0500
The records written by the priests is (was) effectively a Civil record as
well as a religious record.( until 1994 in Quebec).
The structure of a baptism, of a marriage and or a burial record is
dictated by the catholic chuch, and should not be so different anywhere,
except where civil records are registered separately from the church records
by different person.
The structure of those acts has been originally set by Francois Premier in
France about 1533 and reworded from time to time by local bishops.
In some parishes, there was a pre-printed forms for the priest to fill in
duplicate to be signed in duplicate at the church, one original for the
county registrar the other original kept at the church. In some instances
the church record is more complete that the civil record, or has a slighltly
This duplicate requirement is the reason for the very few missing civil or
church records in this province.
Trust this help.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joan" <>
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2012 4:17 PM
Subject: [Q-R] Parish Records - Original and greffe
You guys are such experts I know you can help me!
I am very familiar with the original and greffe records in Quebec. Was that
procedure uniform for all Catholic parishes or was it specific to Quebec?
Researching BOND, MEAGHER, and PELLERIN in Port Felix, Nova Scotia.
Researching LAFORET and SAAM in Williamsburg NY and Frankenthal Germany
Researching CONNOLLY and McLAUGHLIN in Cty Tyrone Ireland and Ontario Canada
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