The holdings are grouped according to their public or private archival status. Within the public archives, fonds were segregated from those of the central administration (ministries) and local archival centres (in France, Québec and Canada) as well as notarial archives.
Some fonds have been microfilmed and digitized by a different conservation institution then the original documents and the reference is thus given for the institution with the archival microfilm.
The content of the database records reflect the original language used in the archival material of the documents.
Local Archival Centres