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Jeff Legault

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Drouin Collection Free on Ancestry.ca
« on: March 16, 2007, 10:49:08 AM »

Just a hot tip for our researchers I noticed his week Ancestry.ca recently opened up access to to it's newly acquired Drouin collection. This will be free until the end of March 2007:

St Columban parish records are here:
http://content.ancestry.ca/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=1091&path=Saint.St-Colomban

About Quebec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Until the late 1900s, church registers in Quebec served as civil and vital records in that province. This database contains church records from all denominations in Quebec up to 1940. The majority of the records are of baptisms, marriages, and burials, but other record types are included. Most of the records are written in French, but some are written in English, Latin, or Italian.

Until the late 1900s, church registers in Quebec served as civil and vital records in that province. Throughout the years a second copy of church records, from all denominations, was sent annually to the appropriate courthouse. During the 1940s the vital record collections in courthouses throughout Quebec were filmed by the Institut Généalogique Drouin.* Consequently, this filmed set of records became known as the Drouin Collection.

The filming of vital records continued for some areas up through the 1960s. Because only some areas were filmed for these latter years (1940s-60s), the amount of records contained in this database is very few compared with the entire population of Quebec at the time.
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Gregory

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Re: Drouin Collection Free on Ancestry.ca
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 05:09:14 PM »

Ancestry released this a few days ago but it wasn't free until today.  It's a goldmine.  Of special interest for St. Columban are the 1900-1939 records and the year of 1836.  All researchers must check this out.  Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day.

 Gregory Carroll
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