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
Pre-1856 St. Patrick’s marriages, baptisms and deaths are in the Notre Dame du Quebec
registers which you will find among other parishes of Quebec City.
Search here for surrounding area parishes in Sillery, Sainte-Foy, St. Catherine’s etc. and all other parishes in the province.
Access to registers province wide and of all faiths, 1901-1912.
This will allow you to research your Irish Protestant ancestors if they were 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, then scroll down to Quebec
Catholic Parish registers up to 1899. Next go to the bottom and click on browse images.
You may want to open a free account to facilitate the viewing of documents.
The site includes a wealth of information including the following sources.
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.