Quebec City’s St-Jean Baptiste church Could Become a Genealogy Centre

Facade_of_Saint_Jean_Baptiste_Church,_Quebec_CityAn article in the CBC News web site states that Église St-Jean Baptiste, located on St-Jean Street in the heart of Quebec City, could house a genealogy centre for francophones across North America. Built in 1881, the parish held its last mass in May 2015 because it couldn’t afford the $10 million in necessary renovations.​ Espace solidaire hopes to not only open a digital genealogy centre, but also to reopen the closed community spaces and develop a welcome centre.

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My thanks to newsletter reader Darryl Bonk for telling me about this article.


This sounds like a great use for this beautiful, old building. Sure hope the group can get this done.


So many of my family’s records were held there. I am very happy to hear this.


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