Montreal’s Old Courthouse
Along the north side of Notre Dame East near Jacques-Cartier Square, three courthouses stand together. The most interesting is the neoclassical Old Courthouse, Montreal’s oldest palace of justice (1856) which is now an annex of the Montreal City Hall, and a preferred spot for wedding photos. The “New Courthouse” from the 1920s, used for criminal trials before being turned into a conservatory and later a court of appeal, and the oversized Palais de Justice, built in 1971 when concrete and smoked glass were the rage. by Dick Nieuwendyk of The Montreal Times
The Judicial Archives during the French Regime of New France
1644-1693 & 1693-1769
In 2022, students at McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval, Concordia University, UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal), Université de Sherbrooke, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and at Chicoutimi, these students would be in a position to attend classes which in part address the Judicial Archives during the French regime of New France (1644-1759).
Among genealogical societies across Québec, the following societies:
Société de généalogie de Québec at Quebec City, Société généalogique canadienne-française in Montréal, Société de généalogie de l’Estrie at Sherbrooke, are most likely teaching their members about the Judicial Archives of New France.
The content of the link was constructed for family lineage researchers who have graduated from traditional genealogy search engines. It is a powerful dossier for family lineage searches who have graduated from the traditional Church & Civil Registers of acts of birth, baptism, marriage, death, and burials.
Contents of the database link below:
Royal Jurisdiction of Montreal 1693-1769
Guide to Court Records
Bailiwick Dossiers of Montreal
Transcripts of trial proceedings
Inventories of judgments of the High Judiciary Council of New France 1717-1760
Inventories of Ordinances issued by the Government Stewards of New France
Inventory of insinuations of the Provost of Québec
Bailiwick Dossiers of Montréal recorded by Notaries
Inventories of notary registries of the French Regime
Notaries & Clerk Registrars of the Court – Judicial District of Montreal – 1668-1760
Repositories in Canada