The data on the site clergenealogie.org has been updated last night on September 15, 2021. The latest statistics are shown directly on the Home page.

First of all, a sincere thank you to all the persons who have sent us suggestions, additions and pictures. Please know that these contributions are greatly appreciated. They are included in this latest update. We encourage you all to please continue sending us the information you know for this project to progress.

The project "The Forgotten in Genealogy - Clergenealogy" has been inaugurated on May 29 2109 when the website www.clergenealogie.org (see the article Lancement du site « Les oubliés de la généalogie - Clergénéalogie » le 29 mai 2019 in French only) was officially launched. This new search tool has been very well received. Many people have sent us and continue to send us change suggestions, additions and pictures, for which we are truly thankful.

Since the official lauch of the site, we have made nine quarterly updates:

You can see in the following tables the site statistics since May 29, 2019. It is important to note that many individual and family records have been corrected. This work is not visible in the following tables because it did not add any new person, but it has been an important task to improve the data quality of these members of congregations and orders.

Data From May 29, 2019 to September 16, 2019

  Data on May 29, 2019 Additions New Data on September 16, 2019
 Number of Persons 128,843 3,482 132,325
 Number of Families  38,804 1,115  39,919
 Number of Persons in Religion  51,244 1,278  52,522
 Number of Congregations  243 3  246
 Number of Sources  570 45  615
 Number of Medias  10,586 602  11,188
 Number of Places  5,014 474  5,488

Data From Septembre 16, 2019 to December 15, 2019

  Data on September 16, 2019 Additions New Data pn December 15, 2019
 Number of Persons 132,325 2,779 135,104
 Number of Families  39,919 1,115  40,751
 Number of Persons in Religion  52,522 1,782  53,618
 Number of Congregations  246 2  248
 Number of Sources  615 17  632
 Number of Medias  11,188 536  11,724
 Number of Places  5,488 102  5,590

 Data From December 15, 2019 to March 15, 2020

  Data on December 15, 2019 Additions New Data on March 15, 2020
 Number of Persons 135,104 4,202 139,306
 Number of Families  40,751 1,209  41,960
 Number of Persons in Religion  53,618 1,782  55,400
 Number of Congregations  248 4  252
 Number of Sources  632 40  672
 Number of Medias  11,724 1,094  12,818
 Number of Places  5,590 260  5,850

Data From March 15, 2020 to June 15, 2020

  Data on March 15, 2020 Additions New Data on June 15, 2020
 Number of Persons 139,306 3,293 142,595
 Number of Families 41,960 1,209 42,916
 Number of Persons in Religion 55,400 1,384 56,784
 Number of Congregations 252 4 256
 Number of Sources 672 38 710
 Number of Medias 12,818 565 13,383
 Number of Places 5,850 226 6,076

 Data From June 15, 2020 to September 15, 2020

  Data on June 15, 2020 Additions New Data on September 5, 2020
 Number of Persons 142,595 1,986 144,581
 Number of Families 42,916 580 43,496
 Number of Persons in Religion 56,784 830 57,614
 Number of Congregations 256 -5 251
 Number of Sources 710 19 729
 Number of Medias 13,383 516 13,899
 Number of Places 6,076 68 6,144

 Data From September 15, 2020 to December 15, 2020

  Data on September 15, 2020 Additions New Data on December 15, 2020
 Number of Persons 144,581 2,108 146,689
 Number of Families 43,496 593 44,089
 Number of Persons in Religion 57,614 916 58,530
 Number of Congregations 251 6 257
 Number of Sources 729 14 743
 Number of Medias 13,899 593 14,492
 Number of Places 6,144 92 6,236

Data From December 15, 2020 to March 15, 2021

  Data on December 15, 2020 Additions New Data on March 15, 2021
 Number of Persons 146,689 3,827 150,516
 Number of Families 44,089 1,080 45,169
 Number of Persons in Religion 58,530 1,729 60,259
 Number of Congregations 257 2 259
 Number of Sources 743 35 778
 Number of Medias 14,492 849 15,341
 Number of Places 6,236 - 134 6,102

Data From March 15, 2021 to June 15, 2021

  Data on March 15, 2021 Additions New Data on June 15, 2021
 Number of Persons 150,516 3,446 153,962
 Number of Families 45,169 1,007 46,176
 Number of Persons in Religion 60,259 1,454 61,713
 Number of Congregations 259 1 260
 Number of Sources 778 0 778
 Number of Medias 15,341 603 15,944
 Number of Places 6,102 168 6,270

Data From June 15, 2021 to September 15, 20121

  Data on June 15, 2021 Additions New Data on September 15, 2021
 Number of Persons 153,962  1,850 155,812
 Number of Families 46,176  522 46,698
 Number of Persons in Religion 61,713  808 62,521
 Number of Congregations 260  4 264
 Number of Sources 778 99 877
 Number of Medias 15,944 1,093 17,037
 Number of Places 6,270  254 6,524

We encourage you to please continue sending us your suggestions of changes, and any new information that you may have on clergy men and women not yet in our database. Of course, pictures and mortuary cards of nuns, fathers, brothers and priests are more than welcome. Please keep in mind that your future suggested changes will not be visible until the next update in three months.

Important Note: It is also important to remember that the main goal of this database is to enter information on clergy men and women of French America from the beginning of New France to today, and to link them to their parents. Some users have sent us a lot of information about the parents of these people, and sometimes, even about the grand-parents. Unfortunately, we will not be able to enter all this information. The only relevant information on the parents are their names and the date and place of mariage. Their date and place of birth and death may be useful but they are not necessary. We will not be adding the pictures of parents. We believe that any genealogist with a minimum experience will be able to find the clergy members' genealogy once the names of the parents and the date and place of mariage are entered. Thank you for your understanding.