St. Andrew’s Society, Quebec City

On my recent trip to Quebec City I was reminded that the section of the cemetery my 2x great grandparents are buried in is a section labeled St. Andrew’s Society.


An initial search on Google brought up a list of St. Andrew’s Societies, but little on the Quebec City branch. Internet Archive offered a bit more as I was able to find the Constitution of the Society scanned on their site. The constitution consists of 22 pages and explains the requirements to be a member, you need to be a Scotsman or their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren as well the date of formation of the Society, Nov. 13, 1835, and various goals of the Society. There is also a list of the officers at that time.

The Pistard search feature on the Quebec Archives website located a St. Andrew’s Society fonds. The description of the records state the collection has correspondence, minutes, and financial records of the Society. The Society disbanded in 1977.

I believe it likely that membership to the Society was through my great grandmother Caroline’s grandfather, Robert Jeffrey who was born (somewhere) in Scotland in 1796.

I did not get to the Quebec Archives on my trip but reviewing what is held in this collection will be on my list for my next visit. Maybe, just maybe I will find information about my family in the records.


St. Andrew’s Church, Quebec City



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