The Quebec GenWeb provides a free source of genealogical information for the province of Quebec in general. Our province is divided in 17 administrative regions and 87 Regional county municipalities (RCM); each region includes one or several RCM. The RCM system was introduced in 1979 to replace the historic counties of Quebec. Prior to 1979, Quebec was divided in 71 municipal counties. For today's genealogists, the term "county" refers to one of the 71 historic counties.
The Quebec Regional GenWebs were subdivided according to the old historic counties, respecting the norm established by the various genealogy societies and historical societies of Quebec, when publishing the baptism, marriage and burial records found in the parish registers of their respective regions. Although it might sound a bit unconventional, it was done to facilitate the research work of genealogists and historians, as well as our regional coordinators who volunteer to help out when required.