Drouin Genealogical Institute

2,366 microfilms of the Drouin Collection

The 2,366 microfilms of the Drouin Collection includes Vital Records (all religious denominations) from Quebec, from the origins until 1940/1942, for the whole set and to August 1968 for Hull and Gatineau, from a part of Ontario (until June 1968 for Ottawa), from Acadia and from the USA; the set also comprises microfilms from notaries and other documents.

Those microfilms are different compared to the set available at the LDS (Mormons) libraries.  The microfilms of LDS were taken in 1976, concern only the catholic records from beginnings to 1876 and can't be purchased.  The Drouin microfilms were taken in the 1940s (so that anything lost between 1940 and 1976 is on the Drouin copy but not on the LDS copy), and cover until the 1940s both catholic and non-catholic records.  Until 1993, the vital records of Quebec were maintained by churches and not by the province (all this changed in 1994) and the records are organized by religion, then by church.

The content of microfilms is as follows:
 

Area Microfilms
%
Quebec  [Vital Records, Web]
   [Notaries, A-G, pdf, 329k]
   [Notaries, H-W, pdf, 317k]
1915
80%
Ontario (part)
   [A-L, pdf, 229k]
   [M-W, pdf, 261k]
181
8%
Acadia
  [pdf, 296k]
65
3%
United States (part)
  [pdf, 126k]
25
1%
Other
  [pdf, 134k]
180
8%
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Among the 2,366 microfilms of the Drouin Collection, there are 1,886 microfilms concerning the 20th Century and 1,631 microfilms are about Quebec records: this huge set of data is not found elsewhere and is different in comparison with the LDS (Mormons) microfilms: it is currently the only private collection that can offer this kind of product.

Taxes: GST (7%) and provincial (Quebec, 7.5%) sales tax apply for sales made in Canada and in Quebec for this collection.  For USA, see below.

Delivery: the set of 2,366 microfilms of the Drouin Collection is currently in stock; otherwise, there is a delay from 8 to 10 weeks (not applicable to USA).
 

Catalogue Description (not applicable to USA)  
Price
CC-03 the whole set (2,366 microfilms 35 mm) $ 75,000
See the inventory  one (library or society having another large collection)
$ 50
See the inventory one (library or society having no other large collection)
$ 135
See the inventory one (individual)
$ 50

[Inventory of microfilms, PDF format]

Notes: sales in USA are made by the AFGS for this collection.

This is a set of microfilms.  Terms and conditions on the ordering form.



 

Inventory of the 2,365 microfilms of the Drouin Collection
in 6 volumes

by Jean-Pierre-Yves Pepin

Notes: 2,363 microfilms were found initially, the 3 more microfilms were found one by one.  This inventory was made when 2,365 microfilms were known.  The book is presented in French.  But most text is about the name of places and which record is found on the microfilm.
 

Catalogue Description   Price
CC-04 Bound release, 6 volumes $ 350

Description of each volume (electronics version near the top of this page)
 

Catalogue Volume Description
PN-001 Volume I List by reel number
PN-002 Volume II Inventory of catholic and non-catholic Vital Records, 
Province of Quebec, by place (A-M)
PN-003 Volume III Inventory of catholic and non-catholic Vital Records, 
Province of Quebec, by place (N-Z)
PN-004 Volume IV Inventory of catholic and non-catholic Vital Records, 
Ontario, United States and Acadia 
(electronics version near the top of this page)
PN-005 Volume V Notaries, other and addenda
(electronics version near the top of this page)
PN-006 Volume VI Topographical listing

Purchase:

For purchases by Canadian citizens and organizations, see terms and conditions on the ordering form.

For purchases in USA, contact AFGS: www.afgs.org (Except the inventory)

For other countries, write us for details. (see the ordering form for email).



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