|Acronym||Blue Drouin then Men (La masculine) and Women (La féminine) series|
|Title||Repertoire alphabetique des mariages des Canadiens francais, 1760 a 1935 : ordre masculin et feminin|
|Author||Gabriel Drouin et al.|
|Original Publisher||Institut Drouin. Rights are now shared (depending
on the area or the content) between AFGS and Jean-Pierre Pepin. Description
and price depends on the support for versions released by Drouin Institute.
|Language||French (nearly no text)|
|Content||Between 1 and 2 millions of marriages, mostly Quebec, sometimes
from neighborhood area. Each book has 2 parts, roughly 1765-1880 and 1880-1935,
but the 2nd part has many marriages before 1880. Also, not all Quebec
marriages are included.
61 volumes sorted by men and 64 volumes sorted by women.
|Releases||At least 6 different releases. The earliest done in
1989. Changes include the introduction and the same pages are missing
for the same release.
|Corrections||There is a 3rd part, on microfilm (or micro-microfilm) with
cards, but many cards have no reference and can be wild guesses. Thus,
not a true set of corrections. Description
by the Drouin Institute.
There is a list of corrections with the most recent release.
|Review||Around 1930-1940, Drouin Institute invested $ 1.5 million
to microfilm all vital records of Quebec and to produce this dictionary
which was for a while the main asset of the company. The clerks hired for
that work often reproduced the records as is. The result is that there
are many typos. For instances, many JARRET are actually FANEF (Phaneuf)
because those names look alike when written. It is thus necessary to check
near other sources. But, it is not based on repertoires. Thus, if you see
the same thing in both Histor and Blue Drouin, it is likely correct.
The series by men is badly printed and some sections are missing. Pages are not numbered in all editions. Jean-Pierre Pepin worked to document the missing pages in 1998, and to identify the various releases.
The dictionnary is not complete. Some marriages before 1765 are only in the Red Drouin. Very few protestant marriages.
But, generally, data is from original records and mistakes are typos.
Availability of the dictionary (except personal copies):
Sorted by men: M1 to M6, M if release
known, MM if microfiches
Sorted by women/female: F1 to F6, F if release known, FM if microfiches
Town libraries if not otherwise stated
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