Quebec Reference Sample
Population Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology in Quebec




The recruitment of Beauce participants is currently under process.

We are looking for participants whose family is established in Beauce. We were in St-Georges and Ste-Marie Novembre 5th and 6th. If you wish to participate in the study and you were unable to be there, please contact us at

Your participation in this project implies answering a brief questionnaire about the origin of your parents and grand-parents, and providing information that would allow the reconstruction of your genealogy (pedigree) as well as providing a saliva sample.

1 - You agree to give 2 ml of saliva.

2 - You agree that certain personal information, such as names, dates, and place of birth and marriage of your parents, grand-parents and great-grand-parents will be transmitted to the BALSAC Project at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi. This will allow the reconstruction of your genealogy (pedigree) and to carry on genealogical and demographical analyses. You also authorize the BALSAC Project to give the codified results of these investigations to other members of this research team to allow the joint analysis of historical and genetic data. To help ensure the confidentiality of your participation in this study, all nominative information will be coded, and your name will never be linked to genetic data.

For more information on this project, please go to the "Presentations and articles for general public" section of our publications.