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Huge update on PRDH — More than one million new files

The Drouin Institute this morning made one of its largest updates to one of the most important databases for Quebec research — the Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH – Research Programme in Historical Demography). A subscription to PRDH-IGD.com now provides access … Continue reading

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Jacques Légaré, co-creator of one of Quebec’s top genealogy research tools, appointed to Order of Canada

During a ceremony last week at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the Governor General of Canada Mary Simon invested Jacques Légaré, professor emeritus in demography at the Université de Montréal, into the Order of Canada as a Member The Order of … Continue reading

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Quebec demographer-genealogist named to Order of Canada

Many describe family history research in Quebec as easier than most places around the world. While easier may not quite be the right word, genealogists in Quebec do enjoy access to an abundance of records and online databases. Once you … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — July 13, 2019

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs Halifax Municipal Archives: A Local History Research Centre by Susan McClure on Halifax Public Libraries Blog. Finding Ancestors in Yukon Newspapers by Candice McDonald on Finding Your Canadian Story. BC-related Dictionaries … Continue reading

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1741 Montreal census now available on PRDH

The Drouin Institute has added the 1741 Montreal city census to PRDH, which is one of the top Quebec websites for genealogists. Every individual listed in the 1741 census has been identified and linked to their PRDH individual file. From … Continue reading

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Top Quebec genealogy resource, PRDH, almost doubles in size

The Drouin Genealogical Institute yesterday announced a huge update to the family reconstructions in its Programme de recherche en démographie historique — PRDH (Research Programme in Historical Demography). The collection is a reconstruction of the population of Quebec from the beginning … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — May 12, 2018

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs Halifax, Nova Scotia City Directories Online by John D. Reid on Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. The King’s Daughters and the PRDH database on Généalogie Québec. One Click or Less: Redesigning the National … Continue reading

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Overview of Stats Canada’s ‘Using historical censuses to research Canadian families’

If you were unable to attend Statistics Canada Speakers Series, A glimpse into the past: Using historical censuses to research Canadian families, held in Ottawa last Thursday, you should read genealogist and blogger Cindi Foreman’s report about it. The keynote speaker … Continue reading

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This week’s crème de la crème — September 2, 2017

Some of the bijoux I discovered this week. Blogs Focus on an Archive: Lindsay Public Library Reference Section by Candice McDonald on Finding Your Canadian Story. Ontario Update by Sherri on CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project. Kingston Trip – Part II: Discoveries … Continue reading

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PRDH adds 1.7 million Quebec BMDs to its website

The Université de Montréal’s Programme de recherche en démographie historique (Research Program in Historical Demography) — PRDH — announced yesterday it has added 1.7 million 19th-century Quebec baptism, marriage, and burial records to its website. The addition of these records … Continue reading

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