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Pistard vous permet de consulter les fonds et les collections d'archives conservés par BAnQ ou l'un de ses partenaires.

Inscrivez un mot ou une expression à rechercher (par exemple : un sujet, un lieu, un événement, un nom de personne ou d'organisme, etc.).

Si vous souhaitez entrer plus d'un mot ou d'une expression ou si vous souhaitez chercher parmi les archives d’un centre en particulier, optez pour la recherche avancée.



Cherchez simultanément dans les 17 bases de données publiques de BAnQ en généalogie.

Vous pouvez restreindre les résultats de la recherche en cochant seulement les bases de données qui vous intéressent à l’aide de l’option « Limiter la recherche ».

La recherche se fait à partir du nom de famille (au moins 3 lettres) et du prénom (optionnel).

Significant acquisitions of public and private archives

BAnQ's Direction générale des archives is working to acquire public and private archives necessary to understanding the history of Québec.

The Archives Act defines the term "archives" as follows: "[A] body of documents of all kinds, regardless of date, created or received by a person or body in meeting requirements or carrying on activities, preserved for their general information value". The various types of archival documents ordinarily acquired include unpublished textual documents (correspondence, studies, reports), photographic and audiovisual documents (photos, films, videos, cassettes), maps and plans (architects' plans) and computer documents (diskettes, CD-ROMs).

Public-sector archives are given by government departments and agencies to BAnQ's Direction générale des archives, which sees to their preservation and accessibility. They are divided into three main categories:

  • "Government" archives are from government departments and agencies (e.g. Revenu Québec, the Régie du logement) and are grouped under a call number beginning with "E".
  • "Judicial" archives result from the activities of the various judicial courts, excluding administrative tribunals, included in the government archives category. Judicial archives are designated by a call number beginning with "TP" or "TL", depending on whether the court concerned has provincial (TP) or local (TL) jurisdiction.
  • "Civil" archives all come from the Superior Court and its predecessors but, historically, they have been classified separately from judicial archives because they concern the status of justiciables or are produced by private individuals and bodies required, in the public interest, to file them with the Superior Court. They are all identified by a call number beginning with "C", for example: "CE" for civil status registers, "CN" for notarial records, "CA" for surveyors' documents and "CC" for tutorships and curatorships.

BAnQ's Direction générale des archives is also going about acquiring private archives. These are documents produced or received by an individual, a family or a private or non-profit organization with a view to meeting the needs or carrying on the activities of the individual, family or organization. Such documents are grouped under a call number beginning with "P". Examples include the Jean Lesage fonds; the Papineau family fonds; the Gauthier, Guité et Roy, architectes fonds; and the Association d'économie familiale du Québec fonds.

Significant acquisitions from April 2009 to April 2010


Our partners

Ville de Montréal. Fondation de BAnQ. Les Amis de BAnQ. Catalogue des bibliothèques du Québec. RDAQ. RFN.