City directories – Montreal (Lovell), Laval (Lovell) and Quebec (Marcotte)

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The City directories tool contains a digitized version of the city directories of Montreal (Lovell), Laval (Lovell) and Quebec (Marcotte). The directories have been digitized and indexed by year and category.


Within the directories, you will find the following categories:

    • Introduction – Contains the cover page, a preface, as well as a table of contents
    • Index to Streets, Avenues, Lanes – An index of the streets, avenues and lanes of the city
    • Index to Miscellaneous – An index of miscellaneous institutions(shops, religious and governmental buildings, schools, etc.)  by name
    • Index to Page Advertisers – An index of the advertisers who paid for a full page advertisement
    • List of Line Advertisers – An index of advertisers who paid for a small advertisement
    • Advertisers Business Classified Directory – Advertisers indexed by type of of services offered
    • Street Directory – An index of residents and businesses, sorted by street and address
    • Alphabetical Directory – An index of residents and businesses, sorted by name
    • Places in the neighborhood of Montreal outside city limits – A shorter, less detailed version of the city directory for neighborhoods of Montreal that weren’t inside city limits at the time
    • Miscellaneous directory – An index of traders and professionals organized by the types of services they offer

The Lovell covers the metropolitan region of Montreal from 1843 to 1978. The Marcotte covers the city of Quebec and the surrounding areas from 1822 to 1904, but note that a few years are missing. As for Laval, the years available are 1958 to 1963 as well as 1968.

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