Genealogy

 

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.

Notre Dame de Québec Parish census of 1818.
1831 Census of Lower Canada.
1842 Census of Canada East

Canadian Censuses of 1851, 1901, and 1911.

1861 Canadian Census pages.

1871 Canadian Census pages.

1881 Canadian Census pages.

1891 Canadian Census pages.

1921 Canadian Census on Ancestry.com for free.

Quebec Catholic Parish registers

This will give you access to St. Patrick’s 1877 to 1912 and direct access to the index of each year.

This will take you directly to St. Patrick’s Parish 1856-1900.

Pre-1856 St. Patrick’s marriages, baptisms and deaths are in the registers of Notre Dame du Quebec which you will find among other parishes of Quebec City.

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, 1901-1912.

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.

Vital information on children orphaned in 1847.
The names of some of those who adopted them and where they were adopted.

Patricia Balkcom’s website on Valcartier area genealogy.

Dennis McLane’s website on the Frampton – St. Malachy area genealogy.

The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec site includes a wealth of information including the following sources.

The Morning Chronicle (Jan. 1847 – Nov. 1850)
The Morning Chronicle and Commercial and Shipping (1850-1888)
The Quebec Daily Telegraph (1880-1891 & 1922-1925)
The Morning Chronicle (Feb. 1888 – May 1888)
The Quebec Morning Chronicle (1888-1898)
The Quebec Chronicle, 1898-1924
The Quebec Gazette (1893 -1898)
The Quebec Mercury (1804-1903)
The Quebec Saturday Budget (1874-1906)
The Quebec-Chronicle Telegraph (1953-1970)

Quebec City notaries’ records

Quebec City directories from 1822 to 1976

Book of Reference to cadastral lots in Quebec City in 1876

Historical maps of the Quebec City region including fire insurance maps in great detail

If you have family who lived/died in Montreal, the following three sites are valuable tools.

Montreal’s Notre-Dame des Neiges Cemetery

Montreal’s Lovell’s Street Directories (1842-1977)

The Montreal Gazette in Google News Archives.

The following will give you passenger lists to Canada in the early 1900’s.

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.
http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/

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!

Ireland’s 1901 & 1911 censuses.

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.
www.irishgenealogy.ie

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.

http://www.rootsireland.ie/

http://www.irelandroots.com/