The Birth and Baptism of Pierre François Patenaude – 1876

Another child of Charles Patenaude and Ozithe Gamache was born in 1876 and was named Pierre François Patenaude. His record is listed as B.13 on the image below.

Birth and Baptismal Record of Pierre Francois Patenaude - 1876

The Birth and Baptism of Pierre Francois Patenaude – 1876

SOURCE: Ancestry.com. Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Québec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Birth and Baptismal Record of Pierre François Patenaude, Roman Catholic Parish of St. Edmond, Coaticook, Québec, Canada, 1876. Front of Folio 3, B.13.

Click on the link for a PDF copy of the Birth and Baptism of Pierre François Patenaude – 1876. The record, translated from the French, states:

B.13. [baptism #13]
Pierre François
Patenaude.

On the fourth of February, one thousand eight hundred seventy six, we, the undersigned parish priest, baptized Pierre François, born on the second of the current month, of the legitimate marriage of Charles Patenaude, laborer, and Osithe Gamache of this parish. The Godfather was Aimé Lussier and the Godmother was Rachel Patin, who, as well as the father, did not sign.

[signed] LB Chrétien, Priest

Until recently, these folios from Québec were difficult to access. Now, these records are available on Ancestry.com as part of the Québec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967. At the present time, the records are not indexed electronically. The records are, however, grouped according to location and year.

Fortunately, I knew some of the locations and years for events in the Patenaudes’ lives, so the search wasn’t especially burdensome. Furthermore, most of the records are indexed at the end of every year, which means that I didn’t have to scroll through all the records, just the indexes. Still, I’ll be happy when Ancestry.com posts an electronic index for these records.

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