Coat of arms of the center

Centre de Généalogie,

des Archives et des Biens Culturels

de Château-Richer

Our local center of genealogy and history is available to visitors wishing to trace their origins and to learn about our local heritage.

Center - Interior

A visit to our center will allow you to ...

  • Browse through a library containing more than 1,400 books and magazines, such as genealogical dictionaries, directories of births, deaths and marriages, historical works, etc.
  • Work on your own genealogical tree and discover interesting information about your ancestors with the assistance of many tools.
  • Consult a rich collection of over 1,800 photographs illustrating life in Château-Richer from its beginnings until today.
  • Add to your own collection of books and articles by choosing among those offered for sale.

Discover a unique panorama ...

... through a visit to Aux Trois Couvents where our genealogical center has been relocated in December 2019. Right in the heart of the village, close to our historical church, you will discover a breathtaking view of the St.Lawrence River, the Isle of Orleans, Cap Tourmente and Quebec City and its surroundings. As an additional information, it is worthwhile to note that Château-Richer was the first rural parish officially established in la Nouvelle France. A great number of pioneer families were part of its development. You may rest assured that you will never regret your visit among us.

Château-Richer village

About the center ...

Created in 1993 by the city council of Château-Richer in cooperation with local people, it is a nonprofit organization whose main objectives are :

  • preservation and highlighting of our heritage
  • restoration of old documents pertaining to our origins
  • research and sharing of our cultural and religious treasures

We believe that it is becoming more and more important to preserve our heritage through a better knowledge of our traditions, of who were our ancestors, how they lived, what were their values and their resources ... and we have made this our primary mission.