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Interested in knowing about 19th century Montréal?

You can now explore online the people and firms of Montréal in 1880. Through a collaboration between Montréal, l'avenir du passé (MAP) the historical GIS project co-directed by Robert Sweeny at Memorial and the Laboratoire d'histoire et de patrimoine de Montréal at UQAM, the 1881 census, the 1880 Lovell's city directory and the 1880 tax roll are now all up online. The applications are very simple to use and yet quite powerful, allowing for detailed querying and full export of databases and maps. They are available in both official languages. Once familiar with these exceptionally rich sources of information on Canada's largest 19th century city, you can download Q-GIS applications from MAP's site for more detailed research.