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Record Description
Record Type Compiled Records
Collection years 1621-1865
Languages French
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La Federation Québécoise des Sociétés de Genealogie


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection is an index of birth, marriage, and death records of French and other foreign immigrants who settled in old Quebec from 1621 to 1865.

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in English and French. For help reading these records please see the following:

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Birth date
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Location of birth

Marriage

  • Marriage date
  • Name of bride and groom
  • Age of bride and groom
  • Location of marriage

Death

  • Death date
  • Name of deceased
  • Age at death
  • Location of death

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information you have found to find the person in census records
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives
  • Search the records of nearby areas
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
    • They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name
    • A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Quebec.

Citing this Collection[edit | edit source]

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