Category Archives: Quebec

New book on notaries in New France

Quebec historian and genealogist Marcel Fournier’s new book, Notaires en Nouvelle-France : Histoire et biographies, 1621-1763, about the history of notaries under the French Regime in New France, will be in book stores next Monday, March 4. The 260-page book … Continue reading

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Huge update on PRDH — More than one million new files

The Drouin Institute this morning made one of its largest updates to one of the most important databases for Quebec research — the Programme de recherche en démographie historique (PRDH – Research Programme in Historical Demography). A subscription to PRDH-IGD.com now provides access … Continue reading

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Anglican Church donates land for future site of Montreal memorial to Irish Famine immigrants

The Anglican Church has donated the parcel of land near Victoria Bridge in Montreal to memorialize 6,000 Irish immigrants who died in the city more than a century-and-a-half ago. The site at the Black Rock Monument will eventually be turned … Continue reading

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Location of land owned by early European settlers in New France can now be viewed thanks to extensive research and Google Earth

Do you remember the emotional moment on Who Do You Think You Are? when Tom Bergeron stood on what had been his ancestors’ land on Île-d’Orléans in Quebec? If your ancestors are also among the earliest European settlers on Île-d’Orléans … Continue reading

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Geneanet needs volunteers to help build Filles du roi family tree

An estimated 20 million Canadians and Americans are descended from one of more of the Filles du roi who were sent to New France in the mid-1600s. From 1663 to 1673, 770 Frenchwomen settled in Canada. Their marriages led to … Continue reading

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BAnQ union members reach tentative agreement

The union representing employees at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec announced Sunday evening it had reached an agreement in principle with the employer. The union, affiliated with the CSN, had launched a five-day strike on Thursday in the … Continue reading

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Jacques Légaré, co-creator of one of Quebec’s top genealogy research tools, appointed to Order of Canada

During a ceremony last week at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, the Governor General of Canada Mary Simon invested Jacques Légaré, professor emeritus in demography at the Université de Montréal, into the Order of Canada as a Member The Order of … Continue reading

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New Quebec family histories at BAnQ — April 2022

The Grande Bibliothèque in Montreal catalogued in April an additional six books for their Quebec genealogy collection. It appears the library is still playing catch-up from the pandemic. The Grande Bibliothèque is the flagship library facility of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales … Continue reading

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Genealogy Quebec reaches milestone of 50 million records

Genealogy Quebec, the website for genealogists researching their family history in Quebec, reached a milestone yesterday with 50 million images and documents now available online. These documents include birth, marriage and death records, parish registers, obituaries, tombstones, postcards, city directories, … Continue reading

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New Quebec family histories at BAnQ — April 2022

The Grande Bibliothèque in Montreal catalogued two Quebec family histories for its genealogy collection in April. It’s not a large number, but they can only catalogue what they receive. The Grande Bibliothèque is the flagship library facility of the Bibliothèque et Archives … Continue reading

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