Quebec Newspapers

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The Family History Library has few newspapers from Québec. There are some extracts of vital records from English-language newspapers and some extracts of death notices from French newspapers. Look in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under VITAL RECORDS.

The Quebec Gazette was the first newspaper in the province. It was bilingual and sometimes published passenger lists, marriage notices, and other items that are useful in family history research. The Manuscript Division of the Public Archives of Canada created an important name and subject index to the Quebec Gazette:

  • Index to the Quebec Gazette, 1764–1823. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1990. (On 31 Family History Library films beginning with film 1682785.)

A bibliography of Québec newspapers from 1764 to the present is:

  • Beaulieu, André, and Jean Hamelin. La Presse québecoise: des origines à nos jours (Québec Newspapers). Ten Volumes. Québec, Canada: Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 1973–. (Family History Library book 971.4 B33b.) Text in French.

Microfilm copies of some Québec newspapers can be borrowed through the interlibrary loan service at public and college libraries.