Quebec Births and Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Collection Time Period
This index covers events from 1662 through 1898.
The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
• Name of the child
• Names of the parents
• Birth date
• Christening date (if the source is a church record)
• Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
How to Use the Record
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births throughout Quebec. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
Why This Record Was Created
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born in Quebec.
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Sources of This Collection
"Quebec births and baptisms, 1662-1898," database, FamilySearch. Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Quebec.
Each record in this index will have its own bibliographic reference. These bibliographic references include a variety of sources such as:
- Family Records
- Church Records
- Civil Registration
How to Cite Your Sources
Instructions for citing this source can be found at: Cite Your Sources (Source Footnotes)