The Eastern Townships of
Quebec are certainly rich with history as well as interesting
families. Many of the area's first settlers were Loyalists who had
either served in British Regiments by choice or who had suffered in
some way by remaining loyal to the British Crown.
Many had lost all they
owned and had gone north to seek a new life. Other settlers to this
area, especially after about 1795, may have been attracted by the
chance to acquire land. In any case, settlement came quickly to the
area and its inhabitants produced many descendants, possibly
the English speaking Protestant families in the Eastern Townships
will find there is a wealth of information available. Church
records, cemetery inscriptions, census records, etc. are available
through a variety of sources. I will not try to duplicate every
avenue of research out there.
Let's try to use this
as a "meeting" spot, where we can tell each other what's out
there for good sources. Feel welcome to let me know what sources
have been valuable to you.
Brome, Compton, Drummond, Megantic, Missisquoi, Richmond,
Shefford, Sherbrooke, Stanstead and Wolfe.
entire web site for your family: