==What Do I Do Next?==
===I Found Who I was Looking For, What Now?===
*Cite the record. See [[#Citing This Collection|below]] for help citing this collection
.*Look at an image of the original record. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index. To find a copy of the original record, visit the [[http://www.banq.qc.ca/accueil/ Bibliothèque et Archive Nationales du Québec, Sainte-Foy]] page .*To help keep track of your research, you may want to keep a research log. FamilySearch has an example [https://s3.amazonaws.com/ps-services-us-east-1-914248642252/s3/research-wiki-elasticsearch-prod-s3bucket/images/5/50/Research_Log.pdf example research log] which you can download .*Use the information you have found to find the person in census records .*[[Quebec Church Records| 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? ===
*If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This can help you find possible
*Search the records of nearby areas. *Check for other names. An individual might appear under an unexpected name for a variety of reasons:
:- They might have been listed under a middle name, [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nicknamegiven-name-equivalents.htm nickname], or [[Abbreviations Found in Genealogy Records|abbreviation]] of their given name
. :-A woman may have returned to her maiden name after the death of her husband .
==Citing this Collection==