About the Heritage Centre and Library
Our Heritage Centre and Library is a great place to do research, connect with other genealogy enthusiasts, and make new friends. We are located at:
173 Cartier Avenue, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Our Library holds a collection of 6,000 books, manuscripts, historical maps, and family histories plus billions of records on microfilm, microfiche, CDs and online. Also available for loan are more than 120 periodicals from genealogy societies and organizations across Canada, United States, British Isles, Australia and New Zealand.
Visitors are always welcome. Access to the Library is free for members and $10 per day for non-members. Our volunteers are available to assist members and visitors search for relevant materials. If you are a visitor or a new member, information about the Society and a brief tour of the Library will be provided. We are open six days a week.
Access to online databases available in the Library
Members who visit the Library in person have free access to the following databases:
World Deluxe Edition of Ancestry.ca that contains billions of records.
Access to numerous Quebec databases provided by the Drouin Institute.
Access to collections
Our library also holds a number of special books and genealogical collections to help with your research. Take a look at our Featured Resources.
How to borrow books and periodicals in person
Members may borrow in person up to three books and five journals or periodicals for three weeks.
How to access the library by email
Members in Canada and the U.S. may borrow books and periodicals for four weeks. We will mail the books to you, but you must pay the cost to return the books. To borrow a book or periodical, contact our Library at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loans from Library and Archives Canada
Loans from Archives of Ontario
QFHS members are able to borrow some research material from the Archives of Ontario, such as births, marriages, churches, cemeteries, court, land, municipal and native records. To find out what is available, check the Ontario Archives binder in the Heritage Centre and Library. All material must be read at the Heritage Centre. Cost is $5 for up to three microfilms.
Loans from Church of Latter-day Saints
The Quebec Family History Society is an affiliated library of the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Both QFHS members and non-members can order microfilms and microfiche to be read in the QFHS Library and Heritage Centre. See all the details.