Research Services

QFHS offers a research service to help members and non-members find ancestors and discover their family history in Quebec.   This research is done using the resources of the QFHS Library
Requests for research
The fee is $25 per hour for Members       $40 per hour for Non-Members
Research requests are usually completed within eight-week wait. Some queries require in-depth research, while others can be answered quickly.
To search for a vital record in Quebec, such as birth, marriage or death, you must specify the religion, e.g., Catholic, Protestant, Jewish.
To submit your request, please fill in the Research Request form. Send the completed form and your payment to QFHS. Write “ATTN: Research” on the envelope. Payment must accompany the request.  The completed request form may also be emailed with credit card payment information. Email to
Professional research
For extensive research help, you may wish to contract the services of a professional researcher who is willing to conduct research in archival centres outside our library. All arrangements must be made directly with the researcher. QFHS does not guarantee the researcher's qualifications or search results.
Gary Schroder
117 Ave. Cartier #223
Pointe Claire, Quebec H9S 5K4
Comprehensive research for Montreal and all other regions of Quebec for English, Irish, Scottish and French Canadian ancestors.
Deborah Waddell 
310-220 Kenyon St. W.
Alexandria, ON K0C 1A0
Specializing in British Home Child research, Quebec, New Brunswick, UK.