Use parish names rather than locality. ie not Lauzon which covers 5 or more parishes. in Quebec

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The Seigneurie de Lauzon comprised only one parish in the beginning but grew to more than 5. So birthplaces and death location are better with the parish than with the locality Lauzon for Quebec.
in The Tree House by Living Begin G2G4 (4.0k points)
retagged by Karen Lowe
Agreed! I always add the parish name for places like St-Vincent-de-Paul, Laval, Québec. Now, should we standardize on Saint-Vincent or St-Vincent? : )

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+2 votes
The rule is to use the name of the locality as it was at the time.  If the record gives the name of the parish (most do), then one uses that.  

Karen, St-Vincent-de-Paul before the 1900s is to be listed as on Île-Jésus, not Laval, since Laval as a municipality did not englobe it before the 1900s, and the island itself has never been called Laval.  Google Laval for some history on it.  ;)
by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (481k points)

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