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Ancestry.com. Miscellaneous French Records (Drouin Collection), 1651-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin.

About Miscellaneous French Records (Drouin Collection), 1651-1941

In the 1940s the Institut Généalogique Drouin began microfilming records pertaining to French Canadians throughout French Canada and America. Consequently, this filmed set of records has become known as the Drouin Collection.

Areas Included:

The entire Drouin Collection contains vital, notarial, and other miscellaneous records from Quebec, as well as French Catholic parish records from Ontario, Acadia, and the U.S. This database only contains the miscellaneous records. Most of the records are from Quebec, but some are from other parts of French Canada and America.

Record Types:

Some of the types of records contained in this database include:

  • Topographic dictionaries

  • Family genealogies/histories

  • Journals

  • Letters

  • Manuscripts

  • Registers of notaries

  • Acts

Language of the Records:

The majority of the records are written in French, but some are written in English, Latin, or Italian.

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