Irish Heritage Quebec can help you with your genealogy particularly in the greater Quebec City area and environs. Contact us for such help. The following sites are of interest to those conducting genealogical searches from their own homes.
Quebec Catholic Parish registers
This will give you access to St. Patrick’s 1877 to 1915 and direct access to the index of each year.
Pre-1856 St. Patrick’s marriages, baptisms and deaths are in the registers of Notre Dame du Quebec.
Search here for surrounding area parishes in Sillery, Sainte-Foy, St. Catherine etc. and all other parishes in the province.
Access to registers province wide and of all faiths, 1901-1915.
This will allow you to research your ancestors buried in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Sillery, now Quebec City. It covers interments from 1848 to 1904.
This will give you to access to many genealogical sources for North America including Quebec. Click on SEARCH, scroll down to the world map, click on Canada. You may want to open a free account to facilitate the viewing of documents.
This site includes data on Megantic County and St. Sylvestre genealogy, community and migration history.
The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec site includes a wealth of information including the following sources.
This site gives information on heritage buildings in Quebec City. Enter a street name or specific address for an image of and some information on your ancestor’s house.
If you have family who lived/died in Montreal, the following three sites are valuable tools.
To carry out research on your ancestors in Ireland is more of a challenge. This site will give you access to Griffith-valuations, a valuable research tool to help you establish or confirm your ancestors’ geographical position in Ireland.
An 1837 topographical description of every place in Ireland to which your ancestors may have left reference. It also provides a virtual Irish library.
This will give you access to Irish Catholic parish registers in Ireland where you may find reference to your Irish ancestors. You will require a notion of what town they were from. You will also need a birthdate. Birthdates of your Irish born emigrant ancestors are often found in the 1901 Canadian Census. If they married In Quebec you may find reference to their town/parish of origin in the marriage entry in the Quebec parish registry. Once into the site, click on the Irish map and start hunting!
The following is a great site but currently deals with only a few of the 32 Irish counties. It will gradually deal with more and more counties.
All of the above is free.
Two sites you may wish to visit keeping in mind that, for the most part, access to actual documents will cost you money.
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