Sunday, 26 April 2015

Research Gaspe Ancestors at the Quebec Family History Society Library

I had the opportunity for a quick tour of the Quebec Family History Society Heritage Centre and Library, to give it its official title, which occupies part of a fairly nondescript building at 173 Cartier Avenue in Pointe-Claire. The main entrance is marked by this logo.
The library has recently been given a spring cleaning when outdated resources were deacquisitioned. There are a lots of resources, electronic, microform and hardcopy.

The unique holdings are what attracted my attention. If you have research interests in the Gaspe the collections in the Dr David McDougall and and Robert A Guignon collections are ones you should know about. For Quebec City there's the Miss Norma Lee collection.
It's perhaps not unique but there's also a significant collection of cemetery transcripts.

While visiting I also learned that Normand Charbonneau, Curator and Executive Director, Archives, at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec will be leaving soon to join Library and Archives Canada.

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