Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Quebec Family History Society December Meeting and helpful resources

On Saturday, 8 December Kelley O’Rourke will speak on Protestant Genealogical Records in Quebec.  Protestant church records in Quebec begin in the 1760’s and come forward to quite recent times.

Kelley O’Rourke, QFHS Corporate & Recording Secretary, was a member of the St. Columban Irish, who was part of a team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to restore an Irish cemetery – containing many broken headstones - dating back to 1826.

The meeting is at 10:30 am at Briarwood Presbyterian Church Hall, 70 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield.

QFHS President Gary Schroder tells me that their new Heritage Center at historic "Simon Fraser House" located at 153 Sainte Anne Street, Ste-Anne-de- Bellevue, Quebec is now fully operational. There was an open house for members two weeks ago and the official opening with dignitaries will be next spring which may coincide with the unveiling of a major new Montreal database Society volunteers are working on.

From the QFHS website I learned that the Heritage Centre is located within Pointe Claire which is also the location of  the National Field of Honour Cemetery containing the remains of about 22,000 ex-service men and women who served in the Canadian or Allied Forces.  Search from https://www.champdhonneurnational.ca/chn/veteranslocation/.

Not new, but helpful, is a 160 page list of settlements, hamlets, villages, towns, cities, etc. in Quebec that may have disappeared, changed names or have been amalgamated. Compiled by Jacques Gagné, one of the senior genealogists at QFHS, it is in PDF format and can be searched using Find from the Edit menu or with the short cut Ctrl + F.



1 comment:

Deborah Waddell said...

The QFHS Heritage Centre is at Simon Fraser House in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. We no longer have a location in Pointe-Claire.