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LES LIVRES D'ENTERREMENT OR BURIALS

 

Burial and death records for most French speaking countries may include the following information, depending on the time period when they were created:

  • Date of the record, usually the burial date
  • Given name and surnames of the deceased
  • Marital status of the deceased
  • Name of spouse of the deceased
  • Age of the deceased
  • Occupation of the deceased
  • Given names, surnames, residence and birthplaces of the parents
  • Note regarding the masses to be performed​ for the soul of the deceased
  • Note as to whether the deceased left a will
  • Names of witnesses
  • Name or signature of the officiating priest

The information included in these records usually follows a specific order; however, it is not uncommon to find the same information in different order. See example below.​

 
 
 
 

Sample Burial Record

Paul Vachon Burial Record.jpg

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​​​​​​​PHRASES

 
  1. Marginal Notes
  2. Place Phrase
  3. Doc​ument Date Phrase
  4. Ceremony Phrase: the Burial
  5. Name of the Deceased
  6. Additional Information about the Deceased
  7. Last Rites Phrase
  8. Testament Phrase
  9. Relationships of the Deceased
  10. Certification Phrase​

​TRANSCRIPTION

 

Le 25 Juin 1703 par moy soussigné Prètre à Beau-

-port au cimetière du dit lieu a été enterré Paul Va-

-chon cy devant notaire au dit lieu décédé le jour pré-

Paul Vachon -cedent dans la foy catholique après avoir reçu les

derniers sacremens Presens Mathieu Tessier habi-

-tant du d. Beauport lequel a declaré ne savoir signer

de ce enquis & plusieurs autres

Boullard

 
 
TRANSLATION​
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                           The 25th of June 1703 by me the undersigned Priest of Beauport

                           at the cemetery of the said place was buried Paul Vachon 

                           former notary of the said place[. He] died the day before

Paul Vachon     in the catholic faith after having received 

                           the last sacraments[, Being] present Mathieu Tessier resident ​

                           of Beauport (who has declared that he does not know how to sign 

                           this register) and many others                            

                                                                                                         Boullard

 

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