CanGenealogy Canadian Genealogy Québec
Québec is the largest province by area and the second largest by population. The official language of Québec is French; it is the sole Canadian province whose population is mainly French Canadian, and where English is not an official language at the provincial level. Part of New France until 1760, Québec became a province within the Canadian Confederation at its founding in 1867.

See also Québec newspapers | Québec directories

Census records

Quebec census 1666
On Hugh Armstrong's Genealogy Site

1825: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1831: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch

1842: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1851/2: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
Automated Genealogy | Ancestry.ca | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1861: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
Ancestry.ca | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1871: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
Mortality schedules | Ancestry.ca | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1881: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
Ancestry.ca | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1891: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
Ancestry.ca | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1901: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
Automated Genealogy | Ancestry.ca | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1911: Library and Archives Canada | FamilySearch
Automated Genealogy | Ancestry.ca | FindMyPast | MyHeritage

1921: Library and Archives Canada | Ancestry.ca | MyHeritage

Birth, marriage and death records

BMS 2000
Baptisms, marriages and burials – more than seven million records.

Drouin Collection 1621-1967
Quebec vital and church records on the Ancestry site.

Tanguay (to 1760)

Births 1662-1898 -- FamilySearch
Notarial Records 1800-1920 -- FamilySearch
Catholic Parish Registers 1621-1979 -- FamilySearch

Early parish registers -- from Canadiana's Heritage collection

Généalogie Québec
From Institut Généalogique Drouin, by subscription but inexpensive. Includes all Drouin Collection parish and notarial records, the Lafrance, obituaries and grave markers, marriages and deaths 1926-1996 (not found anywhere else).

Missisquoi Genealogy
Transcriptions of all Quebec non-Catholic parish registers from 1763-1967 published digitally on FamilySearch. The site has about 25,000 individual records, along with notary records, newspapers, directories and more.

Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal
A searchable database of the more than 900,000 people who have been buried in this, the largest cemetery in Canada which covers 343 acres.

Mount Royal Cemetery
More than 150,000 people have been buried here. Information may be requested using the genealogical research form.

Cimitiere Saint Michel, Sherbrooke
Searchable database.

Find a Grave Quebec cemeteries
A great finding aid by Bruce Gordon makes searching for burials much easier.

Billion Graves
International cemetery site includes Quebec.

Canadian Headstones
A national cemetery site.

Cemeteries of west Quebec and Upper Gatineau
Cemetery transcriptions of more than 40 cemeteries West Quebec, including Montcerf, Maniwaki, Perkins, Aylwin and Buckingham. Pictures of the headstones available on request. Be warned, this site has pop-up ads.

Hemmingford, Quebec Cemetery Records
Compiled from readable gravestone inscriptions from Hemmingford and area cemeteries.

Fichier Origine
Birth and baptism records for French and foreign migrants who came to Quebec between 1621 and 1865. This is designed to be a source of reliable data about origins of Quebec's settlers from 1600 to 1865. In French.

Geography and land records

Cartes numérique des cartes et plans
More than a thousand cartographic digitized pictures of Quebec and New France.

Les trésors de la Cartothèque de l'Université Laval
Historic maps of New France, Canada and Quebec.

Other sites for genealogy

List of digitized newspapers
Includes newspapers from a variety of sources.

Tanguay's Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes
Despite its shortcomings and even if most recent compilations have helped to supplement or correct it, the Dictionary of genealogical Cyprien Tanguay, published between 1871 and 1890, remains a leading tool for genealogical research in Quebec origins to 1760.

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BANQ)
Genealogy page with many resources.

Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH)
The Research Program in Historical Demography at the University of Montreal is designed to be a comprehensive site with information from the 17th and 18th centuries. In French and English.

Founding Families of Ile d'Orleans
Three hundred founding families established roots on Île d’Orléans, one of the first settlements in New France.

Lovell directories from Montreal and area 1842-1999
Le Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec has placed scans of all of these directories on its web site. The pages are not searchable by name, unfortunately.

Search the Montreal directories in one step
A handy tool from Dr. Steve Morse, the wizard of the Ellis Island database.

They walked with Champlain at Quebec
A list of the first settlers who established themselves in Quebec City in the early 1600s alphabetized by husband.

Quebec and Eastern Townships Genealogy
By Marlene Simmons. With a searchable database of more than 500,000 names; further information is available for a small fee.

Quebec GenWeb
The Quebec provincial page of CanadianGenWeb. Use this as a gateway to regional sites.

Montreal GenWeb
For researching Anglo-Protestant roots in Montreal.

Le centre de généalogie francophone d'Amérique
Societies and associations, ancestors and history, resource centre, genealogy tools and genealogy forum. French only.

FrancoGene
A gateway to French-speaking genealogy on the Net.

Réseau de diffusion des archives du Québec
Search many archives with one search.

Southwestern Quebec Genealogical Resources
Searchable links to the 19th century baptism, marriage and burial records of the Protestant Churches in Quebec's Chateauguay Valley

Gaspe Genealogy Register
A spot where anyone with roots on the Gaspe peninsula may register their lines and connect with new cousins. Also has maps and links to other Gaspe genealogy sites.

Genealogical societies in Quebec

Quebec Family History Society
Information on this society and a listing of members surname interests.

Société de généalogie de Québec / Quebec Genealogy Society
An introduction to this society and its activities. In French and English.

Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie
An umbrella organization for Quebec genealogy societies which aids in promoting genealogy in this province.

Fédération des familles souches québécoises
Organization brings together almost 200 family organizations.

Société de Généalogie at d'Archives de Rimouski
Society covers eastern Québec.

Société généalogique canadienne-française
Introduction to the society, membership, services to members, publication list, genealogical news, future activities, links page.

American-Canadian Genealogical Society
Dedicated to gathering, preservation and dissemination of American-Canadian genealogical information, with the primary emphasis on the study of the unique French-Canadian and Franco-American heritage.

American-French Genealogical Society
Publications, library Information and info about the AFGS which is dedicated to the study and preservation of the French-Canadian culture.

Société de généalogie de Longueuil
Information about the Société de généalogie de Longueuil, members activity plus the catalogue of the publications. French only.

La société des Filles du roi et soldats du Carignan
Honoring the memory of our courageous ancestors, the Filles du roi (King's Daughters) and the soldiers of the Carignan-Salieres Regiment of 17th century New France. English and French.

French-Canadian Heritage Society of Michigan Extensive information and links, including a page dedicated to the filles du roi.

Nation-wide sites worth checking

Library and Archives Canada (Free)
A huge amount of information, including census, immigration and military information. A key resource for all Canadian genealogists.

FamilySearch (Free)
From the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Includes an index to several censuses, civil registration extracts, a guide to the library catalog, submitted and extracted records, and more.

Canadiana (Free)
Quick access to about millions of documents held in Canadian libraries, museums and archives, compiled into one resource for convenient searching. This site has many resources not found elsewhwere.

Ancestry.ca (Commercial)
Ancestry has an extensive collection drawn from census indexes, immigration sources, and other material from different provinces.

FindMyPast (Commercial)
A collection of sources that is still being developed. FindMyPast includes census indexes, birth indexes, and many scanned books, as well as newspapers.

MyHeritage (Commercial)
The Canadian arm of a site known for its strong European material. It includes the major resources found on other sites.

Automated Genealogy (Free)
Includes free indexes to the 1851/2, 1901, 1906 and 1911 censuses.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online (Free)
Notable people who died before 1930.


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