QUEBEC DIOCESAN ARCHIVES

The Quebec Diocesan Archives is housed in the library of Bishop's University in Sherbrooke (Lennoxville) Quebec. The Archives reading room in the Old Library, McGreer Hall, is open weekdays from 9-12am and 1-4:30pm for research, but only by appointment with the diocesan archivist as the diocesan material is stored in another building.

Holdings include correspondence, minutes, annual reports, land deeds, financial records and other material dealing with the Diocese of Quebec from 1793. Early material covers both Upper and Lower Canada as this was all part of the Diocese until 1840. The collection also has a number of early Canadian Church publications and material dealing with education and social services. There are parish minutes, membership lists and reports and a large number of civil status registers covering most churches in the diocese from 1759 until 2004 as well as a valuable collection of nineteenth century organ music.

Only church civil status registers prior to 1900 are open to the public

For those unable to make the trip to the archives the Quebec Diocesan Archives does offer research assistance, the rate is $15.00 an hour plus the cost of certificates and other requested material.

For further information or an appointment please contact:

James Sweeny, Quebec Diocesan Archives, Bishop’s University, 2600 College St. Sherbrooke QC J1M 0C8 819-822-9600 Ext. 2567

 

 

 

 

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