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. Admission is free.

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.
  • Admire an exhibition of painting reproductions and original works showing Château-Richer through ages.
  • Consult a rich collection of over 1,800 photographs illustrating life in Château-Richer from its beginnings until today.
  • View a 45 minutes video showing various interesting aspects of Château-Richer.
  • Add to your own collection of books and articles by choosing among those offered for sale.

Discover a unique panorama ...

... through a visit to the Olivier Le Tardif Community Center where our genealogical center has been relocated (salle Leo Laplante) in November 2001. 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.