What to Search: Topics
Births, Marriages and Deaths
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Répertoire des mariages,
série Québec métropolitain,
Vol. 1, p. 275.
Some genealogical societies, mostly those in the province of Quebec, have undertaken projects to index entries from parish registers, mostly for marriages. These volumes are called "church indexes" or more commonly "marriages répertoires."
They generally provide:
- names of the bride and groom;
- date of marriage;
- place of marriage; and
- names of parents.
For the province of Quebec, all the registers of catholic parishes have been indexed with the exception of the Gaspé area and some for the city of Montreal. "Répertoires" also exist for baptism and burial records, but there are not many of them. Consult our Bibliography for further information on this topic.
Research at Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada has a collection of these "répertoires" and many are available through inter-institutional loan.
Search for the "répertoire" of a particular parish in AMICUS, using Subject Keyword such as:
- registers of births Quebec; and
- Windsor genealogy.
Or using Title Keyword such as:
- Berthier mariages; and
- Manitoba marriages.
Many indexes covering extensive geographical areas exist for marriages such as:
- Fichier Loiselle
Index for Catholic marriages that occurred in the province of Quebec, some parts of Ontario and New Brunswick, and New England, mostly between 1750 and early 1900s. This index is available on microfiche and can be consulted onsite only.
- Drouin Collection
Different indexes for French-Canadian Catholic marriages, 1760-1935, including La Masculine (The Men Series), La Féminine (The Women Series) and the Kardex. This collection, that consists of many volumes and microfilms, can be consulted onsite only.
- Fichier Histor
This index includes all Catholic and Protestant marriages in Quebec from 1730 to 1825, and also marriages in the Western French Forts such as Detroit (Series C) and Acadian marriages (Series D). This index is available in book format and can be consulted onsite only
- Jacques-Henri Fabien Collection (MG 25 G231)
This collection of microfilm consists of genealogical information over the period 1657 to 1974, distributed on more than 250,000 cards, mostly for marriages, that indicate date and place, names of spouses and their parents. The collection includes parishes in the Outaouais region of Québec and Ontario, some parishes in Eastern and Northern Ontario, counties of Pontiac, Vaudreuil, Châteauguay, Huntingdon, Beauharnois, l'Assumption, Laval, Deux-Montagnes and Argenteuil, in Quebec. These microfilms are available for loan.
Those indexes are also available in many genealogical societies, archives and libraries throughout Canada.
For families of French origin, further information can often be found in genealogical dictionaries such as:
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