Genealogy of the French in North America

References

Main sources


The main sources of data in this CD-ROM include:

  • Marriages in Québec - database of PRDH-RAB, version 1999, DGFQ, DGFC, Petit Drouin, Histor
  • Marriage Contracts in Québec and in Acadie - Parchemin, DGFA
  • Marriages in Acadia - ACR, DGFA, FAFD, Fonds Godbout, GAAQ, HGA, microfilms

The following data are considered as complete, notwithstanding skipped entries and mistakes:

  • Catholic Marriages in Québec from 1621 to 1825 (linked to 1780) and Protestants 1766 to 1799
  • Marriage Contracts in Québec from 1621 to 1781
  • Acadian couples from 1632 to 1714 and Acadian marriages until 1755
  • Marriages in Western Forts and Louisiana until 1781

The list will be extended with the new releases.

List of sources

Most codes are detailed in the short bibliography under the family sheet.  The following list gathers the works consulted for the whole database even if some of then doesn't concern the years covered by this CD-ROM.

The sources are presented by category.  In some cases, the choice of the category is not yet the best and more data will be added later.

Important : they are sources explored for the whole database.  Since the author publishes also family trees from the same database, some sources don't apply to this CD-ROM.

Abbreviations

The following abbreviations appear usually in the notes (which are somewhat shortened) or to indicate the source of a birth year.  In that case, a date like 1680 (bapt. 1690) would mean "born in 1680 according to a baptism occuring in 1690".

Abbreviation

French

English

bapt.
Baptême
Baptism
cm
Contrat de mariage
Marriage contract
conf.
Confirmation
Confirmation (catholic event)
doc.
Document
Document
eng.
Engagement.   Par exemple, une année de naissance ou une origine déduite d'un contrat d'engagement.
Engagement of an employee. For example, the year of birth or an origin deduced from the contract.
hosp. Hospitalisation Hospital record
inv.
Inventaire après décès
Inventory after death
l.n.
Lettres de noblesse
Nobility letter
m
Mariage
Wedding
mil.
Dossier militaire
Military file
perso
Source venant de la personne mentionnée dans la fiche.  En général, c'est un document biographique écrit par le sujet de la fiche.
The source is the subject of the entry.  Usually, it is an autobiographical document from that subject.
rec.
Recensement Census
sép.
Sépulture
Burial
src?

A source I explored long ago and I forgot to keep, for some data that needs to be checked
tém.
Témoignage de liberté au mariage
Testimony of freedom to the marriage
other

Otherwise, it is one of the sources indicated for that specific data

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