Montreal Notaries – French 17th cent.

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Montreal Notaries – French 17th cent.

Model developed by the partnership project:
Donner le goût de l’archive à l’ère numérique“/”Giving a taste of the archives in the digital age” (, from Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Rimouski and Université de Sherbrooke, Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec, Société de recherches Archiv-Histo and Atelier Permanent d’analyse documentaire-Volet transcription.

Contains 602 pages extracted from the 17th century judiciary and notarial archives of Montreal (New France). Includes the typical handwriting of Jean de Saint-Père, Lambert Closse, Bénigne Basset, Antoine Adhémar, Claude Maugue, Pierre Cabazier, Hilaire Bourgine and Bourgonnière, all serving as clerks and notaries for the Bailliage of Montreal from 1665 to 1698 in New-France.

Model Overview

Notaires montréalais (Canada, 17e s.)/Montreal notaries (Canada, 17th c.)
Project "Donner le goût de l'archive à l'ère numérique"
Model ID:
Latin alphabet
CER on validation set:
11.0 %
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