Big news! Almost everyone who has ever researched French-Canadian ancestry has used the Drouin Collection. This extensive collection of records is one of the best research tools available for those of us with ancestors from Quebec and from Acadia. I have spent many, many hours looking for my ancestors in the Drouin Collection. Now this valuable resource will soon be available on Ancestry.com.
The Family History Circle reports the following:
Coming Soon to Ancestry: Drouin Collection
This collection of records, acquired from the Drouin Institute in Canada with cooperation from the University of Montreal, is considered to be the best genealogical resource for French-Canadian research. It contains the names of 37 million people collected on church records in Quebec, Ontario, and other U.S. French regions from the late 1600s to the 1940s.
You can read the announcement at http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=1025
My thanks to Michelle Valade Woodham for letting me know the news.