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Ressources disponibles pour les profils ayant vécu au Canada, Nouvelle-France et Province of Québec, Bas-Canada et maintenant, Province de Québec, Canada. Voir Quebecois Project

Resources available for profiles who lived in Canada, Nouvelle-France, Province of Québec, Bas-Canada and modern Province of Québec, Canada See Quebecois Project


Quebecois Genealogical Resources

Genealogical Sources

  • 3. Fichier Origine, by Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie
  • Contains data on immigrants to the colony and their known family in France.
    • PRDH also exists in multiple volumes found at libraries, for English users the following links bring you to a 4 part guide on how to use them:
    • Using the Printed PRDH for Your French-Canadian Research
  • 9. Migration, by Jocelyne and Bernard Nicol Quillivic and their collaborators'
    • Migration website (free)
    • Contains copies and transcriptions of many original source documents for Filles du Roi, Filles à marier, and Régiment Carignan-Salières, Note: copyright protected
  • 10. Commission des Champs de bataille nationaux / The National Battlefields Commission : Plaines d’Abraham / Plains of Abraham (free)
    • The site is well developed in both French and English. Most of the information about troops can be found through the menu selections on the left under Histoire et patrimoine (French) or History and Heritage (English)
    • Base de données des militaires de 1759-1760 / Database of the 1759-1760 soldiers
      • Cette base de données présente les militaires, des armées française et britannique, présents à Québec en 1759 et 1760. Elle comptabilise 11 358 entrées, dont 4079 français et 7279 britanniques. Les militaires français proviennent des Troupes de Terre, des Troupes de la Marine et de la Marine française alors que les effectifs britanniques, quant à eux, sont membres des régiments d’infanterie; ultérieurement, les membres de la Royal Navy seront intégrés à l’ensemble.
      • This is a database of the French and British army soldiers in Québec in 1759 and 1760. There are 11,358 entries, 4,079 for French and 7,279 for British fighters. French military personnel were members of Troupes de Terre, Troupes de la Marine, and the French Navy, while the British were from infantry regiments, joined later by Royal Navy personnel.
      • Information in each person's record includes birth dates and places, death dates and places, parentage, marriage dates, places and names and sometimes comments about battles in which a person was wounded or killed.
    • Additional pages describing the troops are located under other parts of the History and Heritage Menu on the left, particularly under the SIEGE OF QUÉBEC. These pages mention a number of specific individuals, especially officers, with links to their pages in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
  • 11 Société de recherche Archiv-histo, database on arrivals in Nouvelle-France and in the Province of Québec (1763-1791), summary list showing years and origins, all origins included. Work in progress, updated periodically.
  • 12 Société de généalogie de St-Hubert: Les oubliés de la généalogie, le clergé/ The forgotten of genealogy, the clergy. Database of clergy, including priests, nuns, monks, from New France days to modern times. Registration required, free.
  • 18 Our French Canadian Ancestors, Thomas J. Laforest, translated from the work of Gérard Lebel Nos ancêtres, can be found at FamilySearch (multiple volumes)

Parishes of Quebec

Quebec Parishes List Sorted by Name
Map of Quebec's Catholic Parishes up to 1912

17th Century Parishes of Canada colony of New France

(Arranged by general region and sequence along the relevant coast of the St-Lawrence river, dates are those of official opening of registries)

  1. Tadoussac (Les Postes du domaine Roi), 1668
  2. Baie-St-Paul, 1681
  3. St-Joachim (côte de Beaupré), 1687
  4. Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, 1651
  5. Château-Richer, 1660
  6. L'Ange-Gardien (côte de Beaupré), 1666
  1. Ste-Famille, Ile d'Orléans, 1666
  2. St-Pierre, Ile d'Orléans, 1679
  3. St-Laurent, Ile d'Orléans, 1679 (called St-Paul at first)
  4. St-François, Ile d'Orléans, 1679
  5. St-Jean, Ile d'Orléans, 1680
  1. Beauport, 1664
  2. Québec (Notre-Dame), 1616
  3. Sillery, 1638
  4. Charlesbourg, 1666
  5. Ste-Foy (Notre-Dame-de-Foye), 1667
  6. L'Ancienne-Lorette, 1676
  7. St-Augustin, 1681
  8. Neuville (Pointe-aux-Trembles de Neuville ou de Québec) 1669
  9. Cap-Santé, 1679
  10. Deschambault, 1681
  11. Grondines, 1676
  12. Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade, 1679
  13. Batiscan, 1669
  14. Champlain, 1669
  15. Cap-de-la-Madeleine, 1664
  16. Trois-Rivières, 1634
  17. Rivière-du-Loup (later became Louiseville) aka St-Antoine de la Rivière-du-Loup, 1676
  18. Lanoraie, 1681
  19. Lavaltrie, 1681
  20. Repentigny, 1674
  21. Lachenaie, 1681
  1. Montréal (Notre-Dame), 1642
  2. Pointe-aux-Trembles de Montréal, 1674
  3. Lachine (Sts-Anges), 1675
  4. Sault-St-Louis (Kahnawake), 1681
  5. Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue (bout de l'Île), 1686
  6. Sault-au-Récollet (Montréal island), 1625
  7. St-François-de-Sales de l'Île Jésus, 1681
  8. Rivière-des-Prairies, 1687
  1. Boucherville, 1668
  2. Chambly, 1668
  3. Contrecoeur, 1676
  4. La Prairie, 1670
  5. Varennes, 1681
  6. Verchères, 1681
  7. St-Ours, 1676
  8. Sorel (St-Pierre de Saurel), 1666
  9. Nicolet, 1681
  10. Bécancour, 1681
  11. Gentilly, 1681
  12. Lotbinière (St-Louis), 1681
  13. St-Antoine-de-Tilly, 1681
  14. St-Nicolas, 1694
  15. Pointe-de-Lévy (Lauzon), 1679
  16. Beaumont, 1681
  17. St-Michel-de-Bellechasse (La Durantaye), 1681
  18. Berthier-en-Bas (later Berthier-sur-Mer), 1681
  19. Montmagny (St-Pierre), 1679
  20. Cap-St-Ignace, 1655
  21. L'Islet, 1679
  22. Rivière-Ouelle, 1685
  23. St-Denis de la Bouteillerie, 1681


1. Canadian Museum of History
2. Relations des Jésuites - le père Paul Lejeune
3. Dictionary of Canadian Biography
4. A History of Quebec, Its Resources and People, by Benjamin Sulte page containing links to the first 2 volumes of his work.
5. Hudson's Bay: A history in brief of the Hudson's Bay and the multiple conflicts, including maps, and relation of what became of the territory, including Rupert's land and NWT. U of Laval work, with multiple internal links to more.La Baie d'Hudson (La mer du nord) 1682-1713, Université de Laval, historique (FR)


Understanding the linguistic variation in your ancestors’ names: English, French
les côtes de Montréal article on the côtes of Montréal island, in French but containing a few maps. The term côte in French can stand for both coast and hill, and Montréal was particular in using it in both senses for the territory.
Les grandes épidémies dans l'histoire du Québec -FR about epidemics in the colony and after.
Recension chronologique des contrats de concession de terre à l’Île d’Orléans (1652-1793), Jean-Claude Dionne a listing of land concessions on Île d'Orléans from 1652 to 1793 (FR)

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An interesting collection on the Quebec Diaspora: Je Me Souviens...I Remember: Presenting and Preserving the Heritage of Upstate New York's Franco-American Communities, Collection Owner: Siena College, New York Heritage Digital Collections, https://nyheritage.org/collections/je-me-souviensi-remember-presenting-and-preserving-heritage-upstate-new-yorks-franco .
posted by Mark Weinheimer
I was wondering if it would be possible to give an example of how these sources should be cited on a person profile.

For example, for the PRGH we use the form double-brackets PRDH | individu | number double brackets and it displays as "PRDH: Research Programme in Historical Demography (membership): individu: 78928 "

Would make it much easier to have something standardised like this. Right now, I'm looking at how to source FichierOrigine with no luck.



posted by Andréa Boudreau
edited by Andréa Boudreau

Very recently, I have been adding and updating tombstone info (B/M/D) for my Quebecois side. Yes, many have been unearthed under several of the ancienne paroishe listed above. Those RC Parish Registers are simply an unparalleled treasure trove for genealogy, although you frequently have to be able to read and comprehend the scribblings of 16th. -19th. Century Priests, en francais, en englais and if, it’s across the pond- in Latin!

I am uncertain, however, where to find two- the updated Cimitiere Notre-Dame-de-Belmont, Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, AND Notre Dame Basilica, Quebec City. Can you help?

posted by Francis Nagle
Bonjour Francis,

For Notre Dame Basilica (Basilique Notre-Dame), it would now be under Notre-Dame-de-Québec

For Notre-Dame-de-Belmont Cemetery, you will find burial records under Notre-dame-de-Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste

Have a good day!

posted by Jonathan Boyer
edited by Jonathan Boyer
Where can I find information about soldiers of Le Régiment Carignan-Salières? Pierre Villeroy, later known as Degarmo, is reputed to have been a soldier who accrued debts after the regiment disbanded. A French official of Québec is believed to have sent a letter to the leaders of Albany, New York, asking for payment of the debts. I would like to find that letter, if possible, or any mention of Pierre Villeroy/Villefroy/de Garmeaulx/de Garmeau or other such name. Thank you for any help.
posted by H Baggott
hi, just saw this, see # 9 in the list, Migrations website has a whole section on Carignan-Salières companies. He is listed in this page: http://www.migrations.fr/indexationcarignan.htm#D De Garmeaux, with Villeroy or Villefroy as a dit name. They don't appear to have more data on him though. Site is in French.

I find no mention of him in any other place that lists these soldiers. Have you got a profile created for him?

posted by Danielle Liard
I may have overlooked something among the great resources presented here in my research of some of the townships of old Megantic County, but is there something called the "Megantic Book" which has birth, baptisms, marriage, and deaths for Nelson, Ireland, Leeds, Inverness, Halifax, Thetford, Coleraine, Tring, and Somersets Townships? Some of these towns, I believe, don't exist anymore. The timeframe is 1810s to the 1870s and families are Clowes (varying spellings), Patterson, Delworth, and Crawford. Thank you.
posted by Dave Jenkins
Hi Dave,

I don't know about a book for those villages but you could look in the FamilySearch site for those parishes.

posted by Guy Constantineau (1946-2023)
edited by Guy Constantineau (1946-2023)
Notes sur les archives de Notre-Dame de Beauport / par M. Jean Langevin... Vol.1 & Vol.2

(includes many marriages & other details of familes of Beauport)

Vol.1 http://numerique.banq.qc.ca/patrimoine/details/52327/2022111?docref=P23gQ6VSqA7RcXcwJV8rSA

Vol.2 http://numerique.banq.qc.ca/patrimoine/details/52327/2022111?docref=Dviu_TO3gDTUgjQfbXmZ_A

posted by Arora (G) Anonymous
Civil Secretary and Provincial Secretary, applications for licences, bonds and certificates. Quebec, Lower Canada and Canada East : H-1125

5823 pages with full-text search

Library and Archives, Canada, LAC/BAC, Heritage.Canadiana.ca


posted by Arora (G) Anonymous