Webinar in English - You'd be surprised at how many secrets are revealed in Quebec land records. Who sold what to whom and when? Who was their landlord, tenant or neighbour? Did they have obligations to a landlord or tenant? The names of spouses, children and in-laws might be found in these records. You might also discover that your ancestor made an oath of allegiance to the Crown or someone else. Were they Loyalists? Did they petition for land? If so, their military service, the names of their parents and other relatives might be listed. If they farmed the land, when they first cleared it or what they grew or livestock raised might be included in land records. Were they participants or witnesses to lawsuits? If nothing else, you'll get a lot of detailed information that will help you find appropriate records in libraries or archives.
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