Quebec Genealogical Tutorial

I will be presenting a tutorial on conducting Quebec- Francophone Genealogy Research, September 10, 2011 at the: Parker Colorado Genealogical Society Stroh Ranch Fire Station 19310 Stroh Ranch Road Parker, Colorado 10 September 2011 Business Meeting: 1:30pm – 2pm Speaker: 2pm – 3:30pm I have created the following materials for use in the session for(…)

Québec Historical Documents & Newspapers- Quebec Research Tip #3

Here are lists of Québec-related Online Historical Documents and Newspapers I have come across while performing data gathering searches. All sources are Free unless otherwise noted. Please let me know of others as you stumble upon them, so I may add them to the list here. original source City Directories Québec City and Suburbs City(…)

Francois Lafaye & Marguerite Foret/Forest

I have encountered yet another Quebec genealogy mystery. As you might expect, this “new” mystery also involves the Deyo line. Nothing new there, I guess! Here’s where things stand currently. The family in question are the Francois Lafaye/ Marguerite Foret family- my gggg-grandparents down my grandmother’s maternal line (mid 1700s). Marguerite Foret/Forest appears ‘likely’ to(…)

French Canadian Source Materials- Quebec Research Tip #2

Canada has some of the world’s best documented family history information.  This is especially true for Roman Catholic French Canadians.  They were wonderful record keepers and the materials have been excellently preserved. Over the years I have had the great good fortune of finding a number of small publishers/ booksellers who have, in their own(…)

French Canadian Genealogy Searches- Quebec Research Tip #1

Finding “French Canadian” North American ‘relatives’ can be quite a challenge. My searches most often lead me to southernmost Quebec (Bas Canada, near La Prairie and Lacolle areas) as well as to Northern New York (specifically Clinton County, NY).  It seems that is the general area where most of my French-speaking forebears lived (from 1780-(…) queries in seconds.