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This collection includes guardianship records from 1639 to 1930.  
 
This collection includes guardianship records from 1639 to 1930.  
  
This collection contains images and indexes of guardianship records. Québec notarial records are written in [[French Wordlist|French]].  In Québec, notaires or notaries have registered contracts since 1626, including guardianships and other probate records. Guardianship papers or tutelle et curatelle, are records about orphans and the conservation of their property.  
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This collection contains images and indexes of guardianship records. Québec notarial records are written in [[French Wordlist|French]].  In Québec, notaires or notaries have registered contracts since 1626, including guardianships and other probate records. Guardianship papers or tutelle et curatelle, are records about orphans and the conservation of their property. 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.
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The persons involved in the contracts received the originals, the notaries kept copies. 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 National Archive of Québec. 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. They are somewhat equivalent to probate records of North American states and provinces outside Louisiana and Quebec, but they include more document types.  
 
 
The persons involved in the contracts received the originals, the notaries kept copies. 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 National Archive of Québec.  
 
 
 
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. They are somewhat equivalent to probate records of North American states and provinces outside Louisiana and Quebec, but they include more document types.  
 
  
 
More information about this collection is in the [[Quebec Notarial Records]] or [[Canada Notarial Records]] article.  
 
More information about this collection is in the [[Quebec Notarial Records]] or [[Canada Notarial Records]] article.  
  
For a list of records published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1399459/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
 
  
 
===To Browse this Collection===
 
===To Browse this Collection===
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== Collection Content ==
 
 
=== Sample Images ===
 
 
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== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
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*Information about the guardian(s) of the children  
 
*Information about the guardian(s) of the children  
 
*Ages and relationships of witnesses
 
*Ages and relationships of witnesses
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
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Image:Quebec, Quebec Judicial District, Guardianships DGS 5020922 97.jpg|Guardianship
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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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.
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*The name of your ancestor
*The approximate age of your ancestor.
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*The name of a relative or date of the event
*The names of family members and their relationships.
 
  
'''View Images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1399459/waypoints Browse Page:]'''<br>To search this collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select "Browse Images" on the initial search page<br>
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=== View the Images ===
⇒Select the appropriate “Record Type”<br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Year Range and File Number Range,” which will take you to the images.
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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/1399459//waypoints Browse Page].
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# Select '''Record Type'''
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# Select '''Year Range and File Number Range'''
  
'''Important:''' You may want to begin your search in the Index which is an alphabetical listing by last name and then year of the record. Then locate the document in the File by date range.  
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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.
  
Search the collection by image, 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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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
 
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1399459 Quebec,Quebec;Judicial&District, Guardianships, 1639-1930]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
 
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1399459 Quebec,Quebec;Judicial&District, Guardianships, 1639-1930]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
  
 
==What Do I Do Next?==
 
==What Do I Do Next?==
When you have located your ancestor’s guardianship record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
 
 
===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
 
===I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?===
 
*Make sure you've read the record correctly and that you have extracted all names and relations from the record. Use these resources to help:  
 
*Make sure you've read the record correctly and that you have extracted all names and relations from the record. Use these resources to help:  
 
*[[French Wordlist]], [[France Language and Languages]], [[Quebec Genealogy]], [[Quebec Names, Personal]]
 
*[[French Wordlist]], [[France Language and Languages]], [[Quebec Genealogy]], [[Quebec Names, Personal]]
*Use the ages to calculate the year of birth.  
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*Use the ages to calculate the year of birth and to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, land and death records.  
*The children listed on the guardianship record will help you locate the family in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927164 Canadian Census] collection.
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*Use the children listed on the guardianship record will help you locate the family in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&countryId=1927164 Canadian Census] collection.
===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
*Try looking in the [[Quebec, Catholic Parish Registers (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Catholic Parish Registers]]. This collection may give you a death date for you ancestor, the death date will aid you in finding your ancestor in this collection.  
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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.
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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=304&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Canada%2C%20Ontario%22%20%2Bkeywords%3Amarriage FamilySearch Library Catalog]
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==Citing this Collection==
 
==Citing this Collection==
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Record Type Court Records
Collection years 1639-1930
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Title in the Language Québec, district judiciaire de Québec, tutelles et curatelles
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What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection includes guardianship records from 1639 to 1930.

This collection contains images and indexes of guardianship records. Québec notarial records are written in French. In Québec, notaires or notaries have registered contracts since 1626, including guardianships and other probate records. Guardianship papers or tutelle et curatelle, are records about orphans and the conservation of their property. 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.

The persons involved in the contracts received the originals, the notaries kept copies. 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 National Archive of Québec. 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. They are somewhat equivalent to probate records of North American states and provinces outside Louisiana and Quebec, but they include more document types.

More information about this collection is in the Quebec Notarial Records or Canada Notarial Records article.


To Browse this Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Quebec, Quebec Judicial District, Guardianships, 1639-1930.


What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Guardianship records may contain the following information:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Names of children of the deceased
  • Names of other relatives of the deceased
  • Information about the guardian(s) of the children
  • Ages and relationships of witnesses


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Year Range and File Number Range

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Make sure you've read the record correctly and that you have extracted all names and relations from the record. Use these resources to help:
  • French Genealogical Word List, France Languages, Quebec, Canada Genealogy, Quebec Names, Personal
  • Use the ages to calculate the year of birth and to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, land and death records.
  • Use the children listed on the guardianship record will help you locate the family in the Canadian Census collection.
  • 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?[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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:

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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.


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When looking at an image, the citation is found 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, Quebec Judicial District, Guardianships, 1639-1930.


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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Historical Records/Guidelines for Articles.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.