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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Quebec, Canada
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Location of Quebec, Canada
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Record Description
Record Type Probate
Collection years 1759-1932
Languages English, French
Title in the Language Québec, Testament, 1759-1932
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes probate records from 1759-1931.

Images of wills from several judicial districts are included in this collection. In Quebec, records that are equivalent to probate records are part of the notarial records. This includes wills, inventories after death, and guardianship records.

These records are in French. For help with reading the records, see the following wiki articles:


Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can these Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Wills

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Place of death
  • Age of deceased
  • Name of executor
  • Family relationships
  • Names of witnesses
  • Religious affiliation

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index.
  • Use the information found in the will to search for the family in census records.
  • Use the information found in the will to search for the family in church records.
  • Use the information found in the will to search civil registration records.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible relatives.
  • Search the records of nearby areas.
  • Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
- They might have been listed under a middle name, nickname, or abbreviation of their given name.
-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Canada.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.