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Catholic Parish Registers- Auvergne – Bearn – Gascogne – guyenne 17th-18th centuries

Features of this dossier (research guide)

Regional archives  11

Municipal archives 25

Genealogical solution providers 39

Revues savantes BnF Gallica – Bibliotheque de France  16

What to expect while researching online at about 92 Archives départementales de France; Free Online Searches with free downloads of original Church Registers or original Civil Registers or original Notarial acts through the web or smart phones. No memberships are required except for one archive Filae.com and it permits and an online research process which is also free to see what  documents are available, however, a membership is required to view these documents.These are indicated with $$$

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Catholic Parish Registers in Dauphiné – Languedoc – Provence of the 17th & 18th centuries

What to expect while researching online at about 92 Archives départementales de France; Free Online Searches with free downloads of original Church Registers or original Civil Registers or original Notarial acts through the web or smart phones. No memberships are required except for one archive Filae.com and it permits and an online research process is also free to see what  documents are available, however, a membership is required to view these documents.

 Features:

24 scholar journals in history (revues savants)

20 regional archives

54 municipal archives

62 genealogy solution providers

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Catholic Parish Registers in Berry – Bourbonnais – Bourgogne – Bresse – Franche-Comté – Lyonnais – Nivernais of the 17th & 18th centuries

What to expect while researching online at about 92 Archives départementales de France.

Free Online Searches with free downloads of original Church Registers or original Civil Registers or original Notarial acts through the web or smart phones. No membership is required with the exception of one archive Filae.com and at the latter, the online research process is also free, once you have completed a one-page online request and the link to the Homepage   where the information is noted , however to access it, a membership is required.

Example:

Click on the link below to bring you to the Homepage

Filae.com : Genealogy : Civil status, make your family tree quickly online, departmental archives, heraldic science, last name

 

https://genealogyensemble.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/catholic-parish-registers-in-berry-bourbonnais-bourgogne-in-the-17th-and-18th-centuries.pdf

Catholic Parish Registers in Alsace – Artois – Champagne – Flandre – Lorraine – Picardie of the 17th & 18th centuries

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Catholic Parish Registers in Alsace – Artois – Champagne – Flandre – Lorraine – Picardie of the 17th & 18th centuries

What to expect while researching online at about 92 Archives départementales de France – Free Online searches with free downloads of original Church Registers or original Civil Registers or original Notarial acts through the web or smart phones. No memberships are required.  There is an exception of one website where  the online research process is also free, once you have completed a one-page online request.

The contents of this database :

  • List of  Archives Repositories
  • Municipal Archives
  • Genealogy Solution Providers
  • History websites

In the opening pages, please refer to

Yves Landry – Les Français passés au Canada avant 1760

Cole Harris – The French Background of Immigrants to Canada before 1700

All Links referring to www.filae.com such as those with strikethrough

Example: https://www.filae.com/archives-haute-marne/etat-civil-genealogie-haute-marne-08.html and this link brings you to a home page.

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:9332c32b-b49f-49d4-ab4c-68a2c93b3505

Catholic Parish Registers in Angoumois – Aunis – Limousin – Marche – Périgord – Saintonge of the 17th & 18th Centuries

The Catholic Parish Registers in Angoumois – Aunis – Limousin – Marche – Périgord – Saintonge of the 17th & 18th Centuries

What to expect while researching online at about 92 Archives départementales de France – Free Online searches with free downloads of original Church Registers or original Civil Registers or original Notarial acts through the web or smart phones. No memberships required with the exception of one archive and at the latter, the online research process is also free, once you have completed a one-page online request.

The contents of this database :

  • List of Archives Repositories
  • Genealogy Socieities
  • History of the regions

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Catholic Parish REgisters of Paris and Ile de France

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Below are excerpts from the attached database:

“Catholic baptism records began in many regions of France in 1539, some regions a few years later. Marriage documents five years later. Death about ten years after marriage dossiers. In a few Catholic parishes, acts of baptisms have survived dating back to1334 and 1357 within the region of Saône-et-Loire.”

“Subsequently, both Parish Registers from about 1539 to 1793 (Registres paroissiaux) and Civil Registers from 1793 onward (Registres de l’état civil) were the responsibility of the newly created départements. In 2020, 95 such départements. A département is a mini state or mini province.”

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Catholic Parish Registers of Paris and Ile de France

Catholic Parish Registers in Normandy (France) of the 17th & 18th Centuries

Catholic Parish Registers in Normandy, France of the 17th and 18th centuries.

For genealogists researching Catholic ancestors in Normandy, France, it is useful to understand some French history, pre and post Revolution, in order to navigate modern French bureaucracy.

It also helps to know French.

Whether you do or do not speak the French language, here is Jacques Gagne’s list -in English- of the best free online research tools with some helpful historical – and technical – background.

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Catholic Parish Registers of Normandy – 17th & 18th centuries

Oral History in Quebec

 

These institutions are highly active in the field or Oral History :

  • Concordia University,
  • Dawson College,
  • UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal),
  • Centre d’histoire de Montréal,
  • Université de Sherbrooke,
  • UQAC( Université du Québec à Chicoutimi),
  • UQAR (Université du Québec à Rimouski.

In full partnership and cooperarion, BAnQ with all of the groups and above educational institutions listed have agreed to post online at BAnQ Numérique, as dossiers at BAnQ Advitam, as documents or books at BAnQ Catalogue, and papers penned by professors, authors, historians, university students, college students in both the English and French languages, all addressing: Oral Interviews.

the following is what can be found at BAnQ addressing Oral History.

  • BAnQ Numérique– Oral History – Histoire orale – Three online databases : 48,765 online dossiers / 13,117 online dossiers / 10,247 online dossiers.
  • BAnQ Catalogue – Oral History – Histoire orale – Three databases (some of the items can be
  • BAnQ Advitam – Oral History – Histoire orale – One database with 1,161 dossiers

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Oral Archives Québec

The British Isles, American, European Immigrants to Québec from 1759 onward – Monteregie

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The following database contains a collection of selected works by authors who wrote about the many nationalities who immigrated to Canada from the late 1700’s to today.

Below is a brief sample of authors and the title of their books.

Douglas J. Borthwick  Montreal its history : to which is added biographical sketches,  .

Patrick Donovan – The Irish – Irish Famine Orphans in Canada

Mary Alice Downie – Chinese in Montreal: Early voices

Dany Fougères – Montreal A history of a North American City

Laurent Busseau – Montreal’s Italian Community – Guido Nincheri

Collectif (various authors) – List of notaries whose notarial records are deposited at the archives of the city and district of Montreal

Collectif (various authors) – 1881 – Montreal Guide Book with Map

Jacques Lacoursière – People’s History of Quebec

John McConniff – 1890 – Montreal – Illustration, history, scenery, grand institutions – Vol 1 & 2 & 3 & 4

Ken McGoogan – Flight of the Highlanders – The Making of Canada Montreal’s Jewish community from the 1880s to 1945

Denis Vaugeois – The first Jews in North America. The extraordinary story of the Hart family 1760-1860

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The British Isles, American, European Immigrants to Quebec from 1759 onward – SouthWest Quebec – Richelieu Valley

The British Isles American, European Immigrants to Quebec from 1759 onward – South West Quebec – Richelieu Valley

The database consists of the many authors who wrote about immigration to Canada.

Below is a sampling of the titles and their content.

Robert J. Fraser – Scots of the Seaway Valley – As others see us >

J.I. Little – Borderland Religion – The emergence of a Canadian identity 1792-1852

Burton Lang – Old and new placenames of South Western Quebec

Harvey Mann – Samuel Jacobs (Schmuel Jacobs) – The Jew of St. Denis (Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu) 1761-1786

J. L. Hubert Neilson – Sorel – St-Jean-sur-Richelieu – Laprairie – The Royal Canadian Volunteers 1794-1802

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The British Isles American, European Immigrants to Quebec from 1759 onward – South West Quebec – Richelieu Valley