The first settlement was a trading post built in 1673 at Moose Factory but the area was mostly known only to Indian tribes and fur traders until the district was opened for settlement in the 1800's.
"The first townships opened for settlement were: Glackmeyer, Clute, Brower and Lamarche, which were attached to the Cochrane Agency; and Bowman, Hislop, Benoit and Walker attached to the Matheson Agency. Approximately forty families were brough from Holland and settled in the vicinity of Cochrane." 2
When gold was discovered in the early 1900's the southern part of the district was opened for settlement. Settlement was further increased with the building of the railways.
Cochrane District covers more than 35½ million acres of land.
A volunteer is needed to maintain this website and answer visitor enquiries regarding genealogy research in this area.
A host is a person who is knowledgeable about Cochrane District. Knowledge includes knowing what genealogy resources are available for this particular area of Ontario and where they can be found -- inside and outside of Ontario. Personal research experience in this area is a bonus. Volunteer here!
Also seeking Consultants – volunteers who are knowledgeable about this area but have no desire to maintain a website. A consultant has one task: to answer inquiries about doing genealogy research in Cochrane District. Personal research experience in/of Cochrane District is required. Where you live is not an issue.
Thanks to Linda Beaudet, Teri Korri & Debbie Morin for hosting Cochrane District GenWeb 1998-2008