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Many societies and organizations may have helpful information for your family history research. Two of the oldest and largest genealogical societies in the province of Québec are:

Société Généalogique Canadienne-Française
Case postale 335, succ. Place d’Armes
Montréal QC CANADA H2Y 3H1
Telephone (library): 514-729-8366
Société de généalogie de Québec
Case postale 9066
Sainte-Foy QC CANADA G1K 7N3
Telephone: 418-651-9127
Fax: 418-651-2643

A society that specializes in English-speaking groups in Québec is:

Québec Family History Society
153 rue Ste-Anne6
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue (Québec) H9X 1M5
Telephone: (514) 695-1502
The Québec Family History Society’s website is filled with information on researching “English” Québec, as well as the names of researchers working in Montréal.
Where almost everything is available, but they are unable to answer written enquiries. You must either go yourself or hire a researcher.

There are a number of regional genealogical societies in the province. For a list of addresses write:

Fédération québécoise des sociétés de généalogie
Pavillion Casault, Local 3243
1210, avenue du Séminaire, Cité universitaire
Case postale 9454
Sainte-Foy (Québec) G1V 4B8

Société de généalogie de Drummondville
545, rue des Écoles, Drummondville (Québec) J2B 1J6
Telephone: (819) 818-3512

Société de généalogie de l’Outaouais
Documentation Center Jean de Chantel
Genealogical Society of Ottawa
2nd Floor North , Room 211 855, Boulevard Maloney
Gatineau, Quebec

Société de généalogie de Québec
1055 avenue du Séminaire
Pavillion Louis-Jacques-Casault
Laval University City
Québec G1V 5C8
Telephone: (418) 651-9127

Société de généalogie des Cantons de l’Est
275, Dufferin, Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H 4M5
Telephone: (819) 821-5414

Société d’histoire et de généalogie de Verdun
5955 Avenue BannantyneVerdun (Québec) H4H 1H6
Telephone: (514) 765-7174

Société généalogique canadienne-française
La Maison de la Généalogie
3440 Davidson
Montréal (Québec) H1W 2Z5
Telephone: (514) 527-1010

Société de généalogie Gaspésie-les Iles
P.O. Box 6217Gaspé (Québec) G4X 2R7

To find out if there is a family organization for your French Canadian family, write to:

Fédération des Familles-souches Québécoises Inc.
Case postale 6700
Sillery QC CANADA G1T 2W2
Telephone: 418-653-2137
Fax: 418-653-6387

When requesting information by mail from societies or professional researchers in Québec, you will be more successful if your letter is brief and very specific. See France Letter Writing Guide for details.

There are some societies and organizations in the northeastern United States that specialize in French Canadian research. They are listed in Canada Periodicals.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Douglas, Althea. "Québec Useful Genealogy Addresses (National Institute)," National Institute for Genealogical Studies (2012),