Emigration to other parts of Canada
Since there are no borders between Quebec and the rest of Canada, there
exists no lists of migrants. The genealogist searching for all those who
bore his family name must thus use the tools which are available within
Canada for this kind of information. For example:
The Censuses of Canada on microfilms for 1825 to 1842 ( heads of family
only) and from 1851 to 1901 (complete family) published by the National
Archives of Canada, are available at the main branch of the Mtl. Public
Library (contains all Canada except Quebec). We can complete with the town
directory collection at Ottawa's National Library as well as the federal
electoral lists at the National Archives of Canada (Ottawa).
The census of Ontario for 1871, available in a set of files (1871-ab.zip
to 1871-wz.zip) are located on FTP site : ftp.cac.psu.edu,
There are also more and more marriage repertories, mainly for Ontario and
Vital Statistics for Ontario and Nova Scotia and many Catholic parishes
of Ontario and New Brunswick are available at the main branch of the Montreal
Some pages about Canadian resources on the Internet (the names are those
of the site, not of the specific page):
Emigration to the United States
We estimate that nearly half the population of Quebec migrated outside
of Quebec between 1850-1900, but a good part of them returned.
" US Port of entry ", files of immigrants entering New England,
and naturalization files for the period (approx.) 1880 to 1925 (publ. by
the US National Archives) are also available at the main branch of the
Montreal Public Library (also, at the Mormon FHC, many naturalization files
of assorted states and districts).
More and more marriage repertories, covering mainly New England, are available.
" Ressources généalogiques hors Québec ", tome
1-Nouvelle-Angleterre ": description of genealogical resources available
in Québec as well as counties, towns and catholic parishes, by Denis
Beauregard (now out of print, sorry).
Vital statistics of Maine, Vermont and Massachusetts available at the main
branch of the Montreal Public Library.
The censuses of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island
and of 6 counties of New York state (1850-1920, incomplete), are available
at the main branch of the Mtl. Public Libary, together with a printed index.
A visit to a Mormon Family History Center will allow you to discover a
wide and varied selection of other documents, especially the IGI (International
Genealogical Index) in a computer database or on micro-fiches...containing
200 million names and the microfilm catalogue. Their computers also contain
the Ancestors Files database and the SSN Death Index (Social Security Number).
Some pages about United States resources on the Internet (the names are
those of the site, not of the specific page):
Last update: March 12, 2000