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From: "Susan Schon" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] What Research tools do you recommend?
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:03:23 -0400
The Q-R List is a great place to start. The generous people on the list will
help you trace your more recent ancestry with look-ups in the many
repertoires of various Quebec parishes, as well as such sources as Blue and
Red Drouin, Loiselle Index, Talbot, etc.
One of my favorite sources of information is the PRDH website --
http://www.genealogie.umontreal.ca/en/acces.htm. Here you can trace your
ancestry from 1800 on back to the first settlers who came from France. Here
is a quote from the home page:
"The data base we are offering here was established on the basis of parish
registers and other nominative documents of the XVIIth and XVIIIth
centuries, computerised for research purposes by the Programme de recherche
en démographie historique (PRDH) of the Université de Montréal. The
information on the site rests on over 710 000 certificates (see
description), including ALL baptisms, marriages and burials contained in
Quebec catholic parish registers up to 1800."
PRDH charges for this service, but I believe the cost is well worth the
access to a wealth of information. With the help of look-ups on this list
and the PRDH data, I feel I've created a map of my ancestry. Now I've
started sending away to the Quebec Archives for copies of original records.
Here are some other websites that I've found to be very helpful:
http://www.fichierorigine.com/index.htm - Fichier Origine has information on
our pioneer ancestors. I have even found copies of some baptismal records
http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/cache/NationalSummary.jsp - This
website has an index to the 1901 Census of Canada with links to the Library
and Archives Canada website where you can download the original census
records. I think they are working on indexing the 1911 census, too.
http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/0201_e.html - ArchiviaNet -- National
Archives of Canada's online research and consultation tool, provides access
to a variety of information resources related to the actual archival
holdings. Here you can access the original 1901 and 1911 censuses as well as
http://www.biographi.ca/EN/index.html - Dictionary of Canadian Biography
http://www.francogene.com/ - Many links on this site.
http://www.civilization.ca/sitendx/sitendxe.asp - Civilisation.ca
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jane Jones" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 8:22 AM
Subject: [Q-R] What Research tools do you recommend?
> I am new to genealogy research. I have had some luck on-line just by
typing in a family name on different search engines. Some research I have
done on my own. Visited libraries, microfilm, cemeteries and haunted people
who are remotely related to me.
> What would you suggest that I invest in when it comes to research? Books?
CD's? On-line ancestry forums? On-line groups? Websites?
> Thank you-
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