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Saint Pierre and Miquelon Colonial Records

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French Colonization (1536-today)

The Saint Pierre island group became a French possession in 1536. In the early 1700s, the islands were ceded to the British by the Treaty of Utrecht. The British renamed St Pierre to 'St Peter', and small numbers of British and American settlers began arriving. Under the terms of the 1763 Treaty of Paris, France ceded all its North American possessions, but Saint-Pierre and Miquelon were returned to France. Saint Pierre and Miquelon remain a self-governing territory of France under French control.[1]


Record collection Years covered Record type Language Who is in the records
French Overseas Civil Registration and Parish Registers at the French Overseas National Archives - images 1763-1907 Civil registration and parish registers French Saint-Pierrais or Miquelonnais
Recensements des colonies françaises at FamilySearch - microfilm 1673-1819 Census French Saint-Pierrais or Miquelonnais
Recensements, 1762-1779 at FamilySearch - microfilm 1762-1779 Census French Saint-Pierrais or Miquelonnais
Registres paroissiaux, 1775-1830 at FamilySearch - microfilm 1775-1830 Baptism, marriages, and burials French Miquelonnais
Registres de l'état civil, 1816-1870 at FamilySearch - microfilm 1816-1870 Births, marriages, and deaths French Miquelonnais
Registres paroissiaux, 1763-1822 at FamilySearch - microfilm 1763-1822 Baptisms, marriages, and burials French Saint Pierrais
Registres de l'état civil, 1823-1870 at FamilySearch - microfilm 1823-1870 Births, marriages, and deaths French Saint Pierrais

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Saint Piere and Miquelon," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon#History, accessed 4 September 2019.