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From: "Gary Boivin" <>
Subject: [QUEBEC] Re: [QUEBEC] Which County, La Doré?
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 09:44:43 -0700
Actually the Township and County names haven't changed with reorganisation.
For land survey and registration purposes these don't change.
It is the municipal names and boundaries that have changed.
Most of Canada does not have a government at the County level...
Only municipal, provincial and federal.
I try to list my ancestors by where they were physically (township) and not
politically (town) since they can move municipal or provincial lines to take
in or eliminate townships and counties.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: [QUEBEC] Which County, La Doré?
> In a message dated 3/12/03 09:39:09 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > Hi Paula
> > La Doré is in county Roberval
> > Alfred
> According to Denis Beauregard's "Endroits au Quebec - Places" Roberval is
> not a county, but a town in Lac-St-Jean County. So, for that matter, is
> La-Doré, also known as Notre-Dame-de-La-Doré. According to "Topos sur le
> Web", Roberval is a "municipalité", and La-Doré a "municipalité de
> in the MRC of Le-Domaine-du-Roi, and the Région Administrative of
> Since I was a child, some six decades ago, my grandparents referred to the
> "terroir" of their ancestry in terms of town and county. Pépère was born
> "Saint-Isidore-de-La-Prairie, Québec", raised in "Gentilly, Polk County,
> Minnesota". Mémère was born in the States, but her folks were from
> The practice of most folks I know who search for their ancestors up to the
> tenth generation and beyond in Québec, is to list places of birth,
> and burial in that manner: village (if applicable), township, county,
> province. But since the reorganization of municipal and regional
> in Québec, it is becoming quite difficult, especially for new searchers,
> determine which "traditional county" their ancestors came from. Even
> of us who know are sometimes taken aback. For example, one of my cousins
> surprised to learn that the townships of Sainte-Marie and Saint-Joseph,
> used to be in Beauce, are now in Nouvelle-Beauce and Robert-Cliche,
> Je ne sais plus mot dire, mais j'en ai envie!
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