But where did they live?

When I first started researching my Quebec ancestors, I puzzled over many of the place names in the church and census records. Where exactly was Château Richer, Batiscan or Rivière des Prairies?  I would “google” the name and find it but, being geographically-challenged; I would then forget exactly where that specific place was when I chanced on the name again!

Then I found Marcel Trudel’s Atlas de la nouvelle-france.  Voila!  It included a wonderful map that showed all the parishes in the three administrative districts of Montreal, Trois Rivières and Quebec. This book was published by Les Presses de l’université  Laval.  I contacted them, and they have very kindly giving me permission to post the map on my blog.

Map 80 – Les divisions administrative (carte tracée par Marcel Trudel) from atlas de la nouvelle-france by Marcel Trudel, published by Les Presses de l’université  Laval, 1968. Posted with permission from the publisher.

Map 80 – Les divisions administrative (carte tracée par Marcel Trudel) from atlas de la nouvelle-france by Marcel Trudel, published by Les Presses de l’université Laval, 1968. Posted with permission from the publisher.

I will also post this map on a page called Maps, which you will find on my sidebar, near the Timeline.

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