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The Daily Genealogist: Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec

Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec. It is located on the Island of Montreal in on the St. Lawrence River.

Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery was established in 1854 and has been owned and operated by the building council of Notre-Dame parish, Montreal, from its establishment. It is the largest cemetery in Canada. The cemetery has made a burial database available on its website.

To begin your search of the database, first click on the Locate a Deceased Person link in the menu bar. If you choose not to watch the video, you can close the cemetery video screen by clicking on the X. Next click the Locate a Deceased Person panel and then on the Locate a Deceased button. Enter a name in the search box. Click on the individual's name in the results returned to access the detailed record which includes the deceased's name, burial date, location of the grave, and spouse's name, if available. Click on the Show on Map link to view the route from the cemetery entrance to the location of the grave.

Click on the Famous Figures panel to download Repertory of Famous, Historical, and Notorious Personalities, which provides names, birth and death dates, reason for fame or notoriety, and locations of graves.

To learn more about the cemetery click on The Cemetery link in the menu bar and select the History and Ceremonial Way link. Click on the News and "Dialogue" link to access 20 issues of the cemetery's Dialogue newsletter. Seven issues detail the history of the cemetery; click  "Tale of Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Parts 1 - VII," from 2000 and 2001.

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