The major periodicals and magazines helpful for research in Quebec include:
Across the Border. 1988–. Quarterly. Text in English. Published privately by Diana Hibbert Bailey. Available from Claudette Maerz, 10925 Ewing Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA 55431 USA. (Family History Library book 971.4 D25ab.) Gives information about English-speaking ancestry in northern Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Québec.
L'Ancêtre (The Ancestor). 1974–. Monthly. Text in French. Published by the Société de généalogie de Québec, Case postale 9066, Sainte-Foy QC CANADA G1K 7N3. (Family History Library book 971.4 D25a.) Gives information mostly about French Canadian families in the city of Québec and surrounding area. Includes how-to articles and describes newly acquired materials.
Connections. 1978–. Quarterly. Text in English. Published by the Quebec Family History Society, P.O. Box 1026, Pointe Claire QC CANADA H4S 4H9. (Family History Library book 971.4 D25c.) Includes family histories, immigration lists, transcripts of cemetery and vital records, how-to articles, and queries about English- and French-speaking families of Québec.
Mémoires de la société généalogique canadienne-française. 1944–. Quarterly. Text in French. Published by the Société Généalogique Canadienne-Française, Case postale 335, succ. Place d'Armes, Montréal QC CANADA H2Y 3H1. (FHL book 971 C4s.) This is the oldest genealogical periodical published in Canada. Each volume includes its own index. A comprehensive index to every name in the first 32 volumes is:
Roland-Jean Auger, Index Onomastique des Mémoires . . ., 1944–1975 (Name Index to Mémoires . . ., 1944–1975). Two Volumes. Lac-Beauport, Québec, Canada: Publications Audiovisuelles, 1984. (Family History Library book 971 C4s index.) Introduction in French and English.
For nationwide indexes to these periodicals and for lists of other family history periodicals about Québec, see Canada Periodicals.
Many local periodicals are indexed in:
PERiodical Source Index (PERSI). Ft. Wayne, Indiana: Allen County Public Library Foundation, 1987–. (Family History Library book 973 D25per; 1847–1985 on fiche 6016863 [set of 40]; 1986–1990 on fiche 6016864 [set of 15].) Indexes thousands of family history periodicals. Annual indexes have been published yearly since 1986. For further details, see the PERiodical Source Index Resource Guide (34119).
Most regional genealogical societies in Québec and some in New England and the midwestern U.S. publish periodicals about French Canadian research. See Quebec Societies. For more family history periodicals about Québec, look in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
- QUEBEC - PERIODICALS
- QUEBEC - GENEALOGY - PERIODICALS
- QUEBEC - SOCIETIES - PERIODICALS
- QUEBEC, [COUNTY] - PERIODICALS
- QUEBEC, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY - PERIODICALS