Schedules: most schedules are from memory and can be wrong. Please
advise if errors. Days of week: lun=Monday, mar=Tuesday, mer=Wednesday,
jeu=Thursday, ven=Friday, sam=Saturday, dim=Sunday, hours in the 24 hours
system (i.e. 17h00 is 5h PM). Hiver=Winter (usually September to June),
Été=Summer (usually end of June to beginning of September).
Language for correspondance: in most cases, you can use English
to write to societies if you can't write in French. In some cases, this
may delay the answer (i.e. the time to find someone to translate), but
this is very casual (i.e. many societies are large enough to find a bilingual
member). Hints: use typewriter or print letters; avoid cursive letters;
avoid complex sentences; be friendly.
List of ANQ's regional centers.
ANQ are National Archives of Québec and are not related of National
Archives of Canada
You can also order or rent a copy of Catholic microfilms before 1877 at
your local FHC (LDS). Other microfilms (in particular, Catholics 1877-1899)
can be purchased from FFSQ (Federation of Quebec Family Associations)
Chicoutimi: 930, rue Jacques-Cartier est, Local C-103, 1er étage,
Chicoutimi (Québec) G7H 2A9 (418) 698-3516. Counties: Chicoutimi,
Hull: 170, rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville,
s.-s. 170, Hull (Québec) J8X 4C2 (819) 772-3010 Counties: Pontiac,
Hull, Gatineau, Papineau, Labelle
Montréal: 535, rue Viger, Montréal
(Québec). Covers: Montréal, North and South Shore of Montreal,
is Montréal, Laval, Sorel, Joliette, Terrebonne, Beauharnois,
Iberville, St-Hyacinthe, Longueuil. Schedule: lun-ven 12h30-20h30,
sam 9h00-17h00, dim closed
Québec: Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault
(Université Laval), Cité universitaire, 1210, avenue du Séminaire,
Ste-Foy (Québec) (418) 643-8904. Counties: Québec, Portneuf,
Charlevoix, Kamouraska, Mégantic, Beauce, etc
Rimouski: 337, rue Moreault, sous-sol, Rimouski (Québec)
G5L 1P4 (418) 727-3500. Counties: Rimouski and eastward
Rouyn-Noranda: 27, rue du Terminus ouest, Rouyn-Noranda (Québec)
J9X 2P3 Counties: Abitibi, Témiscamingue
Sept-Îles: 700, boulevard Laure, bureau 190-2, Sept-Îles
(Québec) G4R 1X8 (418) 962-3434
Sherbrooke: 740, rue Galt ouest, Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H
1Z3 (819) 820-3010. Covers: Sherbrooke and Granby area
Trois-Rivières: 225, rue des Forges, Trois-Rivières
(Québec) G9A 2G7 (819) 371-6015 Counties: Trois-Rivières,
St-Maurice, Champlain, Maskinongé, Nicolet, Arthabaska, Drummond
Research by mail. The ANQ does
research in its archives for those correspondents who live far away. Send
your precise request taking into consideration the resources available.
You will be billed for photocopies plus $2.00 for mailing. There is a maximum
of one half-hour of research alloted per request, and be prepared for a
long delay before an answer can be forthcoming.
The ANQ's principal sources for this research are some repertories and
the microfilms of the original acts found in the parish registers of Quebec.
The acts are sorted by county, city, parish and year....where many have
no indexes and others have only cursory annual indexes. Remember that it
is nearly impossible to answer a question like : "I would like some info
on my ancestor "X", who was born in 1871 in Quebec".
AT THE VERY LEAST, to answer such a question requires the names of that
ancestor's parents and the city or county where he/she was born. If you
don't know his/her parents' names...then the minimum required would be
the name of that person's spouse who married in Quebec. ( even with this
info....searches may not be launched....if these are common names )
Recent Vital Records (Direction de l'État
If you want to purchase a recent vital records act, (in 1996: 1900 or 1901
to today), you can write to one of the indicated addresses: This concerns
baptism, marriages or burials. No search by users.
It is important to specify the town and parish where is recorded the
event for the period ending in 1993.
Search tools available to the Direction de l'état civil:
1900-1925: no index except: Montréal and Québec area (all
records), Sherbrooke (protestant records) and Cowansville/Granby (protestant
baptisms). During this period, the baptisms, marriages and burials were
1926-1993: consolidated index of births, marriages and burials. Covers
nearly all records made in Québec and allows to locate the parish
of the event. The content of the index is unknown. A part of this index
can be consulted in some libraries (Salle Gagnon
and ANQM) with these indexes: marriages: 1926-1974,
1975-1985, others by year; deaths: 1931-1970, 1971-1985, others by year.
We may presume Direction de l'État civil uses the same indexes.
During this period, the baptisms, marriages and burials were recorded,
but births and deaths are indexed.
1994-today: index centralized (by year?). During this period, the births,
marriages and deaths were recorded.
1900-1993: baptisms, marriages and burials records in churches. Records
written in 2 copies by priests or ministers.
1900-1993: births recorded in town halls (mostly only by protestants in
1969-1993: civil marriages recorded in court houses.
1994-today: all records were moved and centralized in 2 places (see addresses
below). The births, marriages and deaths are recorded by Direction de
250, rue Montmagny, Québec (Québec) G1N 2Z9, Tél./Phone
: 418 643-3900, Fax : 418 644-0476
2050, rue de Bleury, Montréal (Québec) H3A 2J5, Tél./Phone
: 514 864-3900 ou/or 1 800 567-3900 (sans frais/free), Fax
: 514 864-4562
Montreal and suburbs:
Bibliothèque centrale de Montréal, Salle
Gagnon, 1210 rue Sherbrooke est, (514) 872-5923.
Schedule: (07 SEP 96-10 MAI) lun 09h-18h, mar-jeu: 09h-22h, ven 12h-18h,
sam 09h-17h, dim 13h-17h. (11 MAI 96-06 SEP 96) lun-jeu: 09h-22h, ven 09h-17h,
Marriages and deaths of Québec (1926-1991);
vital records: Québec (1608-1899), Acadie (except Louisbourg (see
ANQ)), Maine (1670-1983), Massachussetts (1841-1895), New-Brunswick (many
parishes -1920), Nova Scotia, Ontario (many parishes -1910) and Vermont
census microfilms: Canada (1666-1901), Acadia & many French colonies
census microfilms (out of site): Connecticut (1860-1900), Maine
(1850-1910), Michigan, New Hampshire (1850-1920), Rhode Island (1850-1920),
Vermont (1850-1910) (in an external site, 1 to 2 hours to wait, paid
Saffroy, Arnaud, Gros Drouin, De Lachenaye-Desbois, Michaud, d'Hozier,
Verdun Library, Canadiana room, 5955, rue Bannatyne. Schedule: hiver
lun,mar,jeu 9h-17h, mer 9h-22h, ven 9h-16h, sam 13?h-16h, dim 13-17h, été
lun-jeu 9h-16h30, ven 9h-16h, sam-dim closed. Marriages books.
BNQ: Bibliothèque nationale du Québec rue St-Denis
(books) and succ. rue de l'Esplanade (dailies). BNQ is not
related to National Library of Canada. Schedule: 09h-17h hiver:
mar-sam, été: lun-ven. Répertoires, Gros Drouin, Père
Université de Montréal, pavillon Samuel-Bronfman (sciences
Université McGill, pavillon McLelland. Schedule: hiver
sam-dim jusqu'à 23h00. Père Anselme, d'Hozier (vol. 1), St-Allais,
inventories of archives from many US counties, many books about England,
Scotland and West of Canada
Family History Centers (Later Day Saints)
1721 Delorimier (parking on Logan) (speciality is French).
Schedule: mar et mer 19h00-22h00, mar (10h00-16h00?) et sam jour (10h00-13h00?).
boul. Newman, Ville LaSalle, near Toys 'R' Us and Carrefour
Angrignon. Ouvert uniquement les mardis de 17h30 à 21h. . Phone
(514) 367-5936. Microfilms, CD-ROMs
Town libraries of: Boucherville (lun-ven 9h-21h, sam 9-17h, dim
13h-17h), Côte St-Luc (phone books only), Laval, Longueuil (succ.
Grignon), St-Hubert, St-Léonard, Verdun
See also: Archives nationales du Québec and
QFHS (from socgenqc.php)
Hull and area
St-Hyacinthe, town libraries
Genealogical books publishers
See also FQSG whose
members publish repertoires.
Archiv-Histo produces the Parchemin CD-ROM
(Notary acts before 1775) and does searches among old notary acts (before
1800); publishes other CD-ROM and repertoires for genealogy.
Dernière mise à jour: 5 avril 1999
Last update: April 5th, 1999