Index to PRDH

Because Jette only covers the period up to 1730, it is very helpful to have a reliable source for the years after that. Tanguay is convenient, but not nearly as reliable as Jette, and also he gives only baptismal and burial dates, not birth or death.

So the PRDH is extremely helpful for the years up to 1765, because it is much more reliable than Tanguay, and it does give the birth and death dates.

The PRDH contains births, marriages, censuses, and deaths, arranged by parish and then by date. So unlike using Jette or Tanguay, you really need to know when and where an event took place in order to check the details. For each time period, there is a general index that you can use to look for specific individuals, but this is extremely time-consuming because the index lists each time a person's name is listed at an event, including sponsors and parents of the participants, so if you're looking for the marriage of, say, Pierre Gagnon, you'll have to sift through not only the marriages of all the possible Pierre Gagnons, but also all the marriages of all their children and many of their nieces and nephews.

Furthermore, it's difficult to use the PRDH without an index of parishes, because each volume covers several different places, and the only way to see what's in each volume is to refer to the inside cover of one of the volumes, and scan through the lists looking for the place you need.

And so I'm giving a list in alphabetical order of the contents of the volumes. If your library has the PRDH but not an index (the ACGS in Manchester has an index, but the Family History Library in Salt Lake City does not, for example), then you should print out this page and take it with you when you go to do your research. Each parish has been assigned a number, so the list also includes this number, because you need to look for that section within the volume.

                          1600s     1700-29   1730-49   1750-65
Parish name               vol #      vol #     vol #     vol #   

L'Ancienne-Lorette (463)    3         10        20        33
L'Ange-Gardien (384)        2          9        19        32
L'Assomption (284)                    14        26        39
Baie-du-Febvre (632)                  12        23        36
Baie-St-Paul (121)          3          9        19        32   
Batiscan (113)              4         12        23        36
Batiscan Ste-Geneviev (115)           12        23        36
Beaumont (061)              3         11        22        35
Beauport (462)              3         10        20        33
Becancour (411)                       12        23        36
Les Becquets (413)                              23        36
Berthier (073)                        14        26        39
Berthier (373)                        11        21        34
Boucherville (101)          5         15        28        42
Cap-de-la-Madeleine (111)   4         12        23        36
Cap-St-Ignace (372)         3         11        21        34
Cap-Sante (441)             3         10        20        33
Chambly (103)                         15        28        42
Champlain (112)             4         12        23        36
Charlesbourg (465)          3         10        20        33
Chateau-Richer (382)        2          9        19        32
Chateauguay (131)                               28        42
Contrecoeur (621)           5         15        27        41
Deschaillons (324)                              22        35
Deschambault (445)                    10        20        33
Domaine du Roi (501)        3          9        19        32
Les Eboulements (122)                           19        32
Les Ecureuils (446)                             20        33
Forges de St-Maurice (533)                      23        36
Fort St-Jean (521)                                        41
Grondines (443)             3         10        20        33
Ile-aux-Tourtes (Miss (236) 5       
Ile-Dupas (071)                       14        26        39       
Isle-aux-Coudres (124)                          19        32
L'Islet (311)               3         11        21        34
Jeune-Lorette (Misson (464)                               33
Kamouraska (253)                      11        21        34
Lac-des-Deux-Montagne (151)           14        26        40
Lachenaie (282)             5         14        26        39
Lachine (231)               5         14        25        38
Lanoraie (074)                                  26        39
Laprairie (271)             5         15        28        42
Lavaltrie (072)                                 26        39
Levis (301)                 3         11        22        35
Longue-Pointe (193)                   14        25        38
Longueuil (102)             5         15        28        42
Lotbiniere (321)            3         11        22        35
Mascouche (285)                                           39
Maskinonge (332)                      12        23        36
Mont-Louis (185)                      11
Montreal Hopital gene (392)           13        24        37
Montreal Hotel Dieu (393)                                 37
Montreal Mission de l (394) 5
Montreal N-Dame (391)       5         13        24        37
Neuville (442)              3         10        20        33
Nicolet (412)                         12        23        36
Pabos (182)                                               34
Petite-Riviere-St-Fra (123)                     19
Pointe-aux-Trembles (191)   5         14        25        38
Pointe-Claire (233)                   14        25        38
Pointe-du-Lac (531)                             23        36
Pointe-Olivier (491)                            27        41
Quebec Hopital genera (453)            8        18        31
Quebec Hotel-Dieu (452)     3          8        18        31
Quebec N-Dame (451)         1          8        18        31
Repentigny (281)            5         14        26        39
Rimouski (481)                        11        21        34
Ristigouche (081)                                         34
Riviere-des-Prairies (192)  5         14        25        38
Riviere-du-Loup                       12        23        36
Riviere-Ouelle (251)        3         11        21        34
Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre (381)   2          9        19        32
Ste-Anne-de-la-Perade (114) 4         12        23        36
Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocati (252)           11        20        34
Ste-Anne-du-Bout-de-l (232) 5         14        25        38
St-Antoine (624)                                          41
St-Antoine-de-Tilly (323)             11        22        35
St-Augustin (444)           3         10        20        33
St-Charles (064)                                22        35
St-Charles (511)                                27        41
St-Constant (273)                                         42
Ste-Croix (322)                       11        22        35
St-Denis (512)                                  27        41
Ste-Famille IO (383)        2          9        19        32
Ste-Foy (466)               3         10        20        33
St-Francois IO (387)        2          9        19        32
St-Francois-d'Assise (043)                                35
St-Francois-de-Sales (291)            14        26        40
St-Francois-du-Lac (631)    4         12        23        36
St-Francois-du-Sud (374)                        21        34
St-Genevieve (235)                              25        38
St-Jean IO (388)            2          9        19        32
St-Joachim (389)            2          9        19        32
St-Joseph (041)                                 22        35
St-Laurent (234)                      14        25        38
St-Laurent IO (385)         2          9        19        32
Ste-Marie (042)                                 22        35
St-Michel (062)             3         11        22        35
St-Nicolas (302)            3         11        22        35
St-Ours (472)                         15        27        41
St-Philippe (274)                                         42
St-Pierre IO (386)          2          9        19        32
St-Pierre-les-Becquets                          23        36
St-Pierre-Riv-du-Sud (375)            11        21        34
St-Regis (201)                                            42
St-Roch-des-Aulnaies                            21        34
Ste-Rose (293)                                  26        40
St-Sulpice (283)                      14        26        39
St-Thomas (371)             3         11        21        34
St-Vallier (063)                      11        22        35
St-Vincent-de-Paul (292)                        26        40
Sault-au-Recollet (195)                         25        38
Sault-St-Louis (272)                  15        28        42
Sillery (461)               3
Sorel (471)                 5         15        27        41
Soulanges (561)                                           40
Terrebonne (591)                      14        26        40
Trois-Pistoles (581)                  11        21        34
Trois-Rivieres (601)        4         12        23        36
Varennes (622)              5         15        27        41
Vercheres (623)                       15        27        41
Yamachiche (532)                      12        23        36
Yamaska (633)                         12        23        36

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Last Updated: Friday, February 27, 1998