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Quebec Genealogy & Genealogy Search
(Quebec - Canada - French Canadian)

PRDH site updates
> Data base update (dec. 2012)
> Access to over 2 million acts up to 1911
> The PRDH data base has been updated (October 2010)
> Data base update (feb. 2008)
> Data base update (feb. 2006)
> New data for genealogy searches in Quebec (oct. 2004)
> Changes in the displays of the genealogy database
> Adjustment in the way "hits" are counted

The PRDH data base has been updated on December 8 2012

- This updated version of the database includes corrections or additions made between September 2010 and December 2012. They consist of corrections that we found or that were brought to our attention by our users; one must understand they concern but an infinitely small portion of the information in the data base, given it numbers millions of items. Also present are some records found by our researchers or by collaborators. Some adjustments have also been made to some name standardisations.

- Hubert Charbonneau has finished the identification of the place of origin in France of immigrants married under the French regime. Also, information from the " Fichier Origine " project up to its version 41 of October 15 2012 will be found in the data.

Access to over 2 million acts up to 1911

NEW Thanks to a most fruitful collaboration between University research and genealogy, a complete index of all marriages up to 1911 and of all baptisms and burials up to 1849, that is over 2 225 000 catholic acts of Quebec, are now or will soon be available in the LAFRANCE data base of the Institut Drouin genealogical site of French America (GenealogieQuebec).

The PRDH data base has been updated on October 25 2010

- This updated version of the database includes corrections or additions made between February 2008 and September 14 2010. They consist of corrections that we found or that were brought to our attention by our users; one must understand they concern but an infinitely small portion of the information in the data base, given it numbers millions of items. Also present are some records found by our researchers or by collaborators. Some adjustments have also been made to some name standardisations.

-THE MAIN ELEMENT OF THIS UPDATE IS THAT THE GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY NOW COVERS THE PERIOD 1621-1799 instead of the period 1621-1779. This means that the nearly 160 000 children born between 1780 and 1799 have been linked to their parents and are thus listed in the parental family file. The events from 238 000 more records are now included in the individual and family files of the Dictionary.

- Hubert Charbonneau is patiently pursuing his identification of the place of origin in France of immigrants. His work now covers immigrants who married between the beginning of French colonisation and the year 1759. Also, information from the " Fichier Origine " project up to its version 36 of April 15 2010 will be found in the data.

The PRDH data base has been updated on February 20 2008

- This updated version of the database includes corrections or additions made between February 2006 and February 2008. They consist of corrections that we found or that were brought to our attention by our users; one must understand they concern but an infinitely small portion of the information in the data base, given it numbers millions of items. Also present are some records found by our researchers or by collaborators. Some adjustments have also been made to some name standardisations.

-THE MAIN ELEMENT OF THIS UPDATE IS THAT THE GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY NOW COVERS THE PERIOD 1621-1779 instead of the period 1621-1765. This means that the nearly 80 000 children born between 1766 and 1779 have been linked to their parents and are thus listed in the parental family file. The events from 135 000 more records are now included in the individual and family files of the Dictionary.

- Hubert Charbonneau is patiently pursuing his identification of the place of origin in France of immigrants. His work now covers immigrants who married between the beginning of French colonisation and the year 1748. Also, information from the "Fichier Origine" project up to its version 31 of October 15 2007 will be found in the data.

- On the technical side, research using the record number, the individual number or the family-couple number is now possible. This was asked for by many of our users to facilitatethe referencingof the PRDH data.

The PRDH data base has been updated on February 15 2006

This updated version of the database includes corrections or additions since October 2004. They consist of corrections brought to our attention by our users; one must understand they concern but an infinitely small portion of the information in the data base, given it numbers millions of items. Also present are some records found by our researchers or by collaborators. Some adjustments have also been made to some name standardisations.

- Hubert Charbonneau is patiently pursuing his identification of the place of origin in France of immigrants. His work now covers immigrants who married between the beginning of French colonisation and the year 1736. Also, information from the "Fichier Origine" project up to its version 27 will be found in the data.

- Couple files include death date and place of the spouses when they have been identified in the PRDH research data base, which includes all burials up to 1799 and a portion of those of the period 1800-1850, as described below. Most of burials have been assigned to the corresponding persons but a certain number of thosefor 1766-1799 are still to be linked.

New data for genealogy searches in Quebec (October 2004 update)

- To better the death information on the people born during the first half of the XVIIIth century, the PRDH has extracted the catholic burial records for the period 1800-1850 relating to persons relatively aged. Specifically, have been processed records where the deceased:

  • is aged 50 or over in the record (1800-1824 period)
  • is aged 75 or over in the record (1825-1850 period)
  • has no age mentioned in the record but is linked to a spouse.

More than 45 000 burial records to help genealogy search in Quebec and Canada (French Canada)

Over 45 000 of these burials have been added to the database, from 269 parishes (see the list of these parishes and the number of records from each).

- Couple files now give death information for the spouses when the record has been identified.

Changes in the displays of the genealogy database (June 2004 update)

- The different displays now distinguish between birth and baptism dates, and death and burial dates. In the Family files, when the date is the baptism or burial date instead of the birth or death date, it is displayed in Italics. This new feature was strongly suggested to us by a variety of researchers.

Adjustment in the way "hits" are counted in the genealogy database (June 2004 update)

Up to now, the production of a list of references from a query in the different sections of the data base was counted as a hit. This was seen as unfair by some users because the same research could be performed in the free access zone. So with the present version, these actions will no longer be charged; only the display of a record, a family file or a couple file will count as a hit.

We know these changes will be welcomed by everyone using our information for their research. We make it a point to take into account sensible suggestions that are made to us, when they are within our means. We thus remind you we welcome any comments or suggestions anyone may want to make at prdh@demo.umontreal.ca