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.
The filming of records continued for some areas up through the 1960s. Because only some areas were filmed for these latter years (1940s-60s), few records from these latter years are found in this database.
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 French Catholic parish records from Ontario.
Most of the records in this collection include baptisms, marriages, and burials. However, several other types of church records are also included. These records may be confirmations, dispensations, censuses, indexes, statements of readmission to the church, etc.
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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