Lévis County, Quebec Genealogy
|Quebec Research Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
- 1 History
- 2 Gazetteers
- 3 How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records
- 4 Church Records: The Drouin Collection
- 5 Civil Registration in the Quebec Library and Archives
- 6 Writing for Birth, Marriage, and Death Records After 1900
- 7 The FamilySearch Collection
- 8 Census
- 9 Reading French Records
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History[edit | edit source]
Lévis is a city in eastern Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Quebec City. A ferry links Old Quebec with Old Lévis, and two bridges, the Quebec Bridge and the Pierre Laporte Bridge, connect western Lévis with Quebec City. The population in July 2015 was 144,147. Its current incarnation was founded on January 1, 2002, as the result of a merger among ten cities, including the older city of Lévis founded in 1861. Lévis is also the name of a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and census division (CD) of Quebec, coextensive with the city of Lévis. Its geographical code is 25 as a census division, and 251 as an RCM-equivalent territory.
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Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
How to Find Birth, Marriage, and Death Records[edit | edit source]
Usually vital records (birth, marriage, and death) are found in civil registration and church records. In Quebec until 1900, civil (government) registration was kept by the churches, with a duplicate provided to the government. There are three ways to access these records:
Church Records: The Drouin Collection[edit | edit source]
Among other records, this database includes all the church records for the province of Quebec, that is, for the Adventist, Anglican, Apostolic, Baptist, Christ Church, Christian Brethren, Christian Missionary Alliance, Church of Christ, Church of England, Church of Scotland, Congregational, Episcopal, Evangelical, Free Church, Greek Orthodox, Holiness Movement, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Romanian Orthodox, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, Protestant, Russian Orthodox, Salvation Army, Unitarian, United Church, and Universalist denominations. The types of records include baptisms, marriages, and burials as well as confirmations, dispensations, censuses, statements of readmission to the church, and so on. They are written mainly in French, as well as English, Latin, and Italian.
For more information, see The Drouin Collection: Six Databases.
Civil Registration in the Quebec Library and Archives[edit | edit source]
In Quebec, the civil registers of births (baptisms), marriages and deaths (burials), which date from 1621, were duplicate copies of the church registers. This third source all of the pre-1900 records can be consulted at each of the nine regional offices of Bibliothèque et Archives Nationales du Québec.
Writing for Birth, Marriage, and Death Records After 1900[edit | edit source]
See also Quebec Civil Registration, for information on published vital records.
The FamilySearch Collection[edit | edit source]
FamilySearch has microfilmed the entire collection of civil records in the Quebec Library and Archives.
Online Databases[edit | edit source]
Many of the parish (church) records have been digitized and posted online. They are only partially indexed, so browsing the original records is more effective:
Microfilmed Church/Civil Records[edit | edit source]
All of the church/civil records have been microfilmed by FamilySearch.These microfilms may be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers around the world. To find a microfilm:
Census[edit | edit source]
Census records can play an important role in identifying all members of a family. They then guide your search in the vital records because you have more clues as to who you are looking for.
Reading French Records[edit | edit source]