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Québec, actes de notaires
 
  
== Record Description ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
This collection contains records dating from 1800 to 1900.  
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This collection contains notarial records dating from 1800 to 1920.  
  
 
This collection contains vital records including births, marriages, deaths, and a card index. These images are provided with the cooperation of Bibliothèque and Archives Nationales du Québec.  
 
This collection contains vital records including births, marriages, deaths, and a card index. These images are provided with the cooperation of Bibliothèque and Archives Nationales du Québec.  
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*Terrebonne
 
*Terrebonne
  
 
Notarial records (actes notariés or minutes de notaire) are records prepared by a notary (notaire or protonotaire, but sometimes tabellion or scrivener). Notaries are important officials in Quebec, Louisiana, France, and other countries where a civil code based on Roman law is in force. Among other matters, notarial records deal with estates and inheritances.  
 
Notarial records (actes notariés or minutes de notaire) are records prepared by a notary (notaire or protonotaire, but sometimes tabellion or scrivener). Notaries are important officials in Quebec, Louisiana, France, and other countries where a civil code based on Roman law is in force. Among other matters, notarial records deal with estates and inheritances.  
  
The Quebec notarial records in this collection are images of bound documents. Most of the records are handwritten in French. Generally, the records begin with a title page that gives the date and time the record was made, the name of the notary, and the parties involved.  
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The Quebec notarial records in this collection are images of bound documents. Most of the records are handwritten in French. Generally, the records begin with a title page that gives the date and time the record was made, the name of the notary, and the parties involved. In Quebec, "notaires" (notaries) have registered contracts since 1626. The persons involved in the contracts received the originals. The notaries kept copies. The copies are called "minutes."  
 
 
In Quebec, "notaires" (notaries) have registered contracts since 1626. These include deeds, wills, marriage contracts, and other records. The persons involved in the contracts received the originals. The notaries kept copies. The copies are called "minutes."  
 
  
 
Each document in a notary's minutes gives at least the name of the notary, the date and place the document was prepared, the names and addresses of the persons involved, and the names and addresses of the witnesses. The ages and relationships of the witnesses and the persons involved are sometimes included.  
 
Each document in a notary's minutes gives at least the name of the notary, the date and place the document was prepared, the names and addresses of the persons involved, and the names and addresses of the witnesses. The ages and relationships of the witnesses and the persons involved are sometimes included.  
  
Notarial records are usually listed by the name of the notary and the dates he functioned. They are not normally indexed by the names of the persons involved in the contract.  
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Notarial records are usually listed by the name of the notary and the dates he functioned. They are not normally indexed by the names of the persons involved in the contract. Notarial records are first sent to the judicial archives, but they are eventually deposited in the branches of the Archives Nationales du Québec. Most legal contracts in Quebec had to be notarized by a notary. So the majority of such documents can be found in collections of notarial records. However, marriages were often preformed by the Catholic church and were sometimes not notarized, so when looking for marriage contracts, it is advisable to check church records as well.  
  
Notarial records are first sent to the judicial archives, but they are eventually deposited in the branches of the Archives Nationales du Québec.  
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These documents are generally reliable depending on the information provided by those who participated in the creation of the documents. Notarial records for each notary are arranged chronologically, so records with the most value to the family historian are mixed with other written agreements such as conveyances of land and other property, bonds for the payment of money, and deeds of partnership. Some early marriage contracts were prepared by priests and may not be in the notarial records.  
  
Most legal contracts in Quebec had to be notarized by a notary. So the majority of such documents can be found in collections of notarial records. However, marriages were often preformed by the Catholic church and were sometimes not notarized, so when looking for marriage contracts, it is advisable to check church records as well.  
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=== Reading These Records ===
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These records are written in [[French Word List|French]].
  
These documents are generally reliable depending on the information provided by those who participated in the creation of the documents.
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1471015/waypoints Browse]link from the collection landing page.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
 
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'''Records may contain the following information:'''  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
 
 
 
{{Collection citation | text= "Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Bibliothèque et Archive Nationales du Québec.}}
 
 
 
[[Quebec Notarial Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
<gallery>
 
Image:Quebec Notarial Records DGS 4506823 35 Notary Record with translation.jpg|Notarial Record
 
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'''These records may contain the following information:'''  
 
  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
 
*Name and age of deceased  
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*Date of notary
 
*Date of notary
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Quebec Notarial Records DGS 4506823 35 Notary Record with translation.jpg|Notarial Record
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Before you begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
  
*Ancestor's name
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=== View the Images ===
*Approximate year and place of residence
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View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1471015/waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Judicial District'''
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# Select '''Notary, Record Type, Years and File Numbers'''
  
==== Search the Collection  ====
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
  
To search the images:
 
  
To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:<br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Judicial District”<br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Notary, Record Type, Years and File Numbers” which will take you to the images.  
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1471015 Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1920]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
==== Unable to Locate your Ancestor? ====
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
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*[[Quebec Church Records| Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
  
*Try to narrow down the time period and the possible location for the records you are looking for. This collection is set up for browsing (you cannot use the search feature to find a specific individual), and you may have to browse through several records before finding the records you need.
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French versions.
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Quebec, Canada Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Quebec Archives and Libraries]].
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*Search in the [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&placeId=305&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Qu%C3%A9bec%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Anotary FamilySearch Library Catalog]
  
==== General Information About These Records  ====
 
  
Notarial records for each notary are arranged chronologically, so records with the most value to the family historian are mixed with other written agreements such as conveyances of land and other property, bonds for the payment of money, and deeds of partnership. Some early marriage contracts were prepared by priests and may not be in the notarial records.  
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==Citing this Collection==
 
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  <br>
The various acts contain a variety of information important to family history. The names of siblings, wives, and children and other information about family relationships can be found in notarial records. The type and quality of this information depends on the type of act and the items it covered.  
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
== Related Websites  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1920." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Bibliothèque et Archive Nationales du Québec.}} <br>
 
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*[http://www.banq.qc.ca/accueil/ Bibliothèque et Archives Nationale Du Québec]
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
 
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*[[Quebec Notarial Records|Quebec Notarial Records]]<br>
 
 
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.<br>
 
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]]  
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'''[[Quebec_Notarial_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900." images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org https&nbsp;: accessed 14 June 2012). Louis Falardeau, Actes de notaire, 1856-1857, 601-800 &gt; Image 1 of 934l; Robert Buthaman, agreement to lease, dated 10 March 1856; Quebec norarial records. Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec, Canada.
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Record Description
Record Type Notorial Records
Collection years 1800-1920
Languages French
Title in the Language Québec, actes de notaires
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Bibliothèque et Archive Nationales du Québec



What is in the Collection?

This collection contains notarial records dating from 1800 to 1920.

This collection contains vital records including births, marriages, deaths, and a card index. These images are provided with the cooperation of Bibliothèque and Archives Nationales du Québec.

Notarial records contain a variety of legal acts. This collection may contain the following:

  • Marriage contracts
  • Wills
  • Deeds
  • Inventories
  • Agreements and settlements
  • Transfers of property
  • Donations (pre-wills)
  • Legal documents
  • Guardian records
  • Indenture records

The following districts are included in the collection:

  • Bedfored
  • Bonaventure
  • Chicoutimi
  • Hull
  • Iberville
  • Joliette
  • Montmagny
  • Montréal
  • Québec
  • Roberval
  • Saguenay
  • Saint-François
  • Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Terrebonne

Notarial records (actes notariés or minutes de notaire) are records prepared by a notary (notaire or protonotaire, but sometimes tabellion or scrivener). Notaries are important officials in Quebec, Louisiana, France, and other countries where a civil code based on Roman law is in force. Among other matters, notarial records deal with estates and inheritances.

The Quebec notarial records in this collection are images of bound documents. Most of the records are handwritten in French. Generally, the records begin with a title page that gives the date and time the record was made, the name of the notary, and the parties involved. In Quebec, "notaires" (notaries) have registered contracts since 1626. The persons involved in the contracts received the originals. The notaries kept copies. The copies are called "minutes."

Each document in a notary's minutes gives at least the name of the notary, the date and place the document was prepared, the names and addresses of the persons involved, and the names and addresses of the witnesses. The ages and relationships of the witnesses and the persons involved are sometimes included.

Notarial records are usually listed by the name of the notary and the dates he functioned. They are not normally indexed by the names of the persons involved in the contract. Notarial records are first sent to the judicial archives, but they are eventually deposited in the branches of the Archives Nationales du Québec. Most legal contracts in Quebec had to be notarized by a notary. So the majority of such documents can be found in collections of notarial records. However, marriages were often preformed by the Catholic church and were sometimes not notarized, so when looking for marriage contracts, it is advisable to check church records as well.

These documents are generally reliable depending on the information provided by those who participated in the creation of the documents. Notarial records for each notary are arranged chronologically, so records with the most value to the family historian are mixed with other written agreements such as conveyances of land and other property, bonds for the payment of money, and deeds of partnership. Some early marriage contracts were prepared by priests and may not be in the notarial records.

Reading These Records

These records are written in French.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1920.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

Records may contain the following information:

  • Name and age of deceased
  • Name of spouse, children
  • Names of heirs and other family members
  • Date of marriage
  • Date of death
  • Date of notary

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The name of a relative or date of the event

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Judicial District
  2. Select Notary, Record Type, Years and File Numbers

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.


For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name, especially French versions.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Quebec, Canada Genealogy.
  • Search in the Quebec Archives and Libraries.
  • Search in the FamilySearch Library Catalog


Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1920." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Bibliothèque et Archive Nationales du Québec.


Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1920.


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