Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Quebec Genealogy Resources on Worldcat.org

Worldcat.org is a free online service that connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. It is a wonderful resource for genealogy and history researchers.

Once you find a book, reference, CD, etc that you would like to access further, you can use your public or university library card to arrange an interlibrary loan or get further information.

WorldCat.org lets you:

  • Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby
  • Find books, music, and videos to check out
  • Find research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloaded
  • Link to “Ask a Librarian” and other services at your library
  • Post your review of an item, or contribute factual information about it

You may need to have an active offline membership with a WorldCat library to view/download content or check out materials through its Web site.

Quebec Genealogy on Worldcat

I used Worldcat.org to see what was available for “Quebec genealogy” resources.

That search alone (on the entire collection of books, CDs etc) produced 8553 results!  Obviously I needed to narrow it down a little.

I added “Eastern Townships” to the search “Quebec genealogy” and was able to narrow it down to 74 hits.   The Eastern Townships is mostly English Quebec and where my ancestors settled.

That search gave me great information including:

by Linda Corupe
and

by Linda Corupe; United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada. Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch.;
I then added “Compton” (one of the Counties where our relatives lives) to the search and got this:
This is a book I’m very familiar with having found ancestors in it.  I highly suggest checking out this book for your Eastern Research if you haven’t done so already.
I then tried a new search “Quebec Genealogy + Maps” and received 25 hits.   I plan to check out the following.
by Lorraine Dubreuil; Thad W H Leavitt; Henry Francis Walling; McGill University. Digital Collections Program.;
by Geraldine Beech; Rose Mitchell

All great finds which I plan to check out further.
I strongly recommend that you search worldcat.org.  Who knows you just might find that Surname Family History book that features your family!

[This search was the result of Amy Coffin's challenge (from the We Tree blog) for "52 Weeks to Better Genealogy".  Thanks Amy for introducing us to another great online tool for genealogy research.]



Comments

2 Responses to “Quebec Genealogy Resources on Worldcat.org”
  1. Alice Sneary says:

    Glad you are able to find good primary source materials in libraries through WorldCat for your research, and let us know how we could further improve for genealogy researchers!

  2. Hi Alice,
    Worldcat is a great resource! Thanks for stopping by.

    Joan

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