ET ARCHIVES

If you are researching within the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and you have documents pertaining to this area, please share them with others. They might be Bible Records, extracts from Census records, original articles on the ET's or an ET Family, -- the possibilities are endless, and, hopefully, so are the details that may bring a researcher that much closer to understanding and knowing his elusive ancestors.

The only requirement is that the information given or families being researched will in some way aid or involve Anglo-Protestant settlers to one of the 11 counties covered by this site: Brome, Compton, Missisquoi, Shefford, Stanstead, Sherbrooke, Richmond, Megantic, Drummond, Arthabaska or Wolfe.

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Books

History of the Eastern Townships - by Catherine Matilda Day, 1869.

The Schoolcraft Families of Schoharie, NY and Missisquoi County, QC - by David J. Ellis, Edition 3.2, 2014.

The Boomhower Families Around Missisquoi Bay, Québec - by David J. Ellis, Edition 1, 2010.

Origin Of The Sisco And Medor Families Of Northern Vermont - by David J. Ellis, Edition 1, 2011.

Maps, Lists and Miscellaneous

Historical perspective of Clappertown a.k.a. Mystic - contributed by David J. Ellis, added August 2012.

Stanstead Annexation Petition 1849/50 - contributed by Leslie Nutbrown, added 26 Dec 2006. Great tool for those looking for proof of family living in Stanstead since the 1851 census is missing.

1831 Annual Return of Captain John Griggs - contributed by Pam Wood Waugh, added 7 May 2005.

Queen's Loyal Rangers - contributed by David J. Ellis, added 18 December 2004.

St. Armand List of Landholders, 1804 - contributed by David J. Ellis, added 20 June 2003.

- contributed by D. J. Ellis and D. Macfie, added 24 June 2003.

- contributed by Frank Allen, added 18 May 2009. A full size image is available but IT IS LARGE. Estimaged time to download on a dial-up 56 kbps modem is 11 minutes. [Download full size image].

- contributed by David. J. Ellis and Frank Allen, added 24 June 2003.

- contributed by Doug Macfie, added 20 June 2003.

Some cemetery locations around Missisquoi Bay - contributed by David Ellis with lots of help from Doug Macfie, added 28 September 2009.

The Internet Archive holds many works, one of which is a list of Quebec Municipalities and Parishes - contributed by David J. Ellis, added April 2012.

Christian Wehr's Land Petition of 1782 - contributed by David J. Ellis, added 6 February 2011.

Library and Archives Canada is holds originals and microfilms of the civil records that include the Eastern Townships.
A well known set of these is the Land Petitions from RG1 L3L.

with locations and service regiments. (transcription)

with 280 associates! (transcription)

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with 159 names and 31 widows! (transcription)

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Oaths at Missisquoi Bay (transcription)


Oct 1795 - Jan 1796 & Jan - Apr 1796 not found


petitioning to lease the same.

with list of residents authorized to lease the same.

with Seigneurial agreements.

A considerably larger collection is known as the "S-Series". It includes documents like this example from RG4 A1, Vol. 84 provided by Mary Munch. Unfortunately only a few of these have been microfilmed and access is only through Library and Archives Canada.
- contributed by David J. Ellis, added 8 April 2012.

Bible Records:

EDY Family Bible - owned by Pat Edy, added May 2000.

William Henry YOUNG Bible - owned by Pam Wood Waugh, added April 2000. William Henry Young was born 19 April 1815, son of Jacob YOUNG & Arlotta COVEY of Noyan, Quebec. This Bible was purchased by Anne Janda almost 20 yrs ago in Minneapolis and she graciously gave it to me in March. There are so many Young descendants this will bound to please someone.

MOTT-SALLS-SCOTT Bible - owned by Pam Wood Waugh, April 2000. These Bible records pertain to the Mott family of Champlain, NY; Sallsfamily of Noyan, QC and Clinton, MA.

Original Transcripts:

Alburg Town Record Books. This series of records are invaluable to researchers, especially within the areas close to Alburg. Many residents within the border ETs went to Alburg to have childrens' births listed and in later years, many border marriages were registered in Alburg. David is offering a glimpse in to these records. These are the earliest records gleaned from his research. Contributed by David J. Ellis, updated May 2009.

The Book of Record for the Town of Alburg - FHL US/CAN 27768

The Book of Record for the Town of Alburg - FHL US/CAN 27769

The Book of Record for the Town of Alburg - FHL US/CAN 27770

The Book of Record for the Town of Alburg - FHL US/CAN 27771

The Alburg Cemetery Record Book - FHL US/CAN 27773

Extractions for J.E. Faribault, Notaire at St Jean, 1826-1832, contributed by Pam Wood Waugh, 31 Oct 2005. This extraction of Marriages and Wills was done back in 1988, when I submitted them to "Across the Border", by Diana Hibbert Bailey. A lot of folks from Missisquoi County.

Dunham Methodist Minute Book, contributed by David J. Ellis, added 24 Oct 2005. These baptismal extractions (1810-1825) from this circuit book are extremely valuable to researchers working on early settlers to that area -- not just Dunham, but Brome, St Armand, Caldwell's Manor, Stanbridge, Stukley, Shefford, Bolton, Sutton and even Highgate and Huntsburgh (now Franklin), Vermont. So many thanks to David for this wonderful addition!

Various listings from Lovell's and Mitchel's Directories covering 1851-1871, contributed by Doug Macfie, added 19 Oct 2005.

Brockville Cemetery, contributed by Doug Macfie, updated 18 Oct 2005.
This cemetery is located near St Sebastien, but if anyone can offer a true location, I would be most appreciative. While St Sebastien was technically in Iberville Co during the 1800's, there are still many folks here that I can recognize from Missisquoi. Thanks, Doug! He also sent a map of the location.

Kirkdale Through the Ages, a history of Holy Trinity Anglican Church (Drummond Co), contributed by Nancy Carson, 26 Jul 2005. This account was written by Alleda Nixon, who gave Nancy permission to submit it to our site. Many thanks to both Nancy and Alleda!

Rev. Charles Stewart's records for Christie's and Caldwell's Manors 1809-1815, contributed by Pam Wood Waugh, added 3 May 2005. I had photocopies of the original hand written records given me by Herb Derick many years ago. I transcribed them about 10 years ago and forgot that I had them. Anyone looking for folks in the early Manors may find something of interest.

Troy, Vermont Vital Records, Book 1. Some of Troy's records also included references to ET folks so they were submitted for inclusion in the Archives. Contributed by David J. Ellis, added 27 April 2005.

Book 1: Birth, deaths and marriages before 1842

Jay, Vermont Vital Records. Many of these records included references to residents of the ET's. Contributed by David J. Ellis, added 23 April 2005.

Book 1: Birth, deaths and marriages before 1867

Book 2: Marriages 1867 - 1882

St Francis Courier & Sherbrooke Gazette Extracts - contributed by Mat Ardron, added 6 Jan 2005, updated 27 Jun 2005. This is a monumental job done by one person. Mat extracted all the b, m and d info from the Sherbrooke Gazette from 3 Jan 1832 (then the St Francis Courier until Oct 1834) to Oct 1896. Besides b, m, and d events, Mat included 7 'list' entries of WINNERS of fair and school prizes, as well as Annexation petition signees. These early newspapers carried very little local news so these lists of names may be of some interest to genealogists. The 'lists' are not extracted but the issue date points to the relevant digital photo image(s).
Update: The additions are based on 3 National Archive reels that cover 255 weekly issues of the Canadian Times, The Sherbrooke Freeman and the Sherbrooke News. That brings the totals for all vital records to: 789 weekly issues which are only 23% of the weeks in the period 1832 to 1896, but some years are completely covered and there are a few overlaps between different newspapers. Of course, 218 issues carried no vitals data. The remaining 571 issues carried 337 births, 632 marriages and 1,017 deaths for a total of 1,986 vitals.
His file comes in different formats, all carrying esentially the same info:
(Warning: these files are very large and may be a problem for dialup users.)

BMD Info by the First Mentioned Surname

BMD Info by the Second Mentioned Surname

BMD Info by Date (does not include the recent records added in June)

Date Index to Original Images that Correspond to above (does not include the recent records added in June)

When you find the date of interest from any of the first three files above, you can visit the date index to view the scanned image from which Mat made the extraction.. What a monumental job Mat did! This will be a very popular addition to the site. As you look these over, please don't forget to send a "thanks" to Mat.

The Journal of Edmund Thomas Patterson, farmer of Upper Durham (1871-1872), contributed by Rev. J. A. Alexander of Ottawa, April 1999. A wonderfully full description, written by Rev. Alexander, and sample of this piece can be found at the above link. The full transcript is in PDF Format. (Warning: this file is very large and may be a problem for dialup users.) It gives marvelous insight into his life and the times.

Millie Taylor's Birthday Book - This is a marvelous birthday book belonging to a young girl of Cookshire, Compton County about 1902. A lot of names here for those of you researching in that area. This site belongs to Janice Cushman (Jan 2001).

The Descendants of Jacob DeWitt & Sophronia Frary (2 Gen), contributed by Judith DeWitt (Jan 2001).

The Descendants of Thomas Miner (settled St Armand & Dunham), contributed by Stan Fettig. PDF file (March 2002). Great photo of a Dunham store in 1895, which, according to Stan, was still there a few years ago.

Census Extracts:

Some of these pages require that your browser accept Java script and permit pop up windows. If you find that the page does not seem to display properly, check your browser settings. Each census transcription is accessed from its index.

1825 Census for Bedford District, Quebec. This indexed transcription has Stanbridge, St George, St Thomas, St Armand, Dunham, Sutton, Potton, Brome and Farnham. Contributed by David J. Ellis, updated Feb 2009.

1830 Census for Foucault, Noyan, and Sabrevois, Quebec. This is NOT the the 1831 provincial census, but rather another, taken between Nov and Dec of 1830. Further description included within. Contributed by David J. Ellis, updated Feb 2009.

1831 Census for Missisquoi Co, Quebec. This indexed transcription has Seigneurie de St. Armand, Sutton, Stanbridge and Dunham. Contributed by David J. Ellis, updated Feb 2009.

1831 Census for Rouville Co, Quebec. This indexed transcription has Seigneurie de Noyan, Seigneurie de Foucault, and Seigneurie de Sabrevois. Contributed by David J. Ellis, added Feb 2009.

A Cross Reference Between 1825, 1830 and 1831. This index cross references entries in the 1825, 1830 and 1831 censuses for Seigneurie de Noyan, Seigneurie de Foucault, and Seigneurie de Sabrevois. Contributed by David J. Ellis, added Feb 2009.

1852 Census for Missisquoi Co, Quebec and for Clarenceville, Rouville Co., Quebec. This indexed transcription has Stanbridge, St. Armand (East, West and Phillipsburg) Dunham, Sutton, and St. George de Clarenceville. Many may know this as the 1851 census. The title is being listed as the 1852 census, since it was actually taken during the early months of that year. Each transcription is fully indexed and also contains individual page links to the original images on ArchiviaNet so that potential transcription errors can be easily checked. Contributed by David J. Ellis, updated Feb 2009.

Clarenceville 1852: Surname Index District 10

Dunham 1852: Surname Index District 1, District 2 and District 3

St. Armand East 1852: Surname Index District 1 and District 2

St. Armand West 1852: Surname Index District 1 Phillipsburg, District 2 and District 3

Stanbridge 1852: Surname Index District 1 and District 2

Sutton 1852: Surname Index District 1 and District 2

Full Name Index With Ages: [illeg.] to B, C to D, E to H, I to L, M to O, P to R, S and T to Z

Bolton 1825 Census - extracted & submitted by Elaine Morris, Sept 1999.

Potton 1825 Census - extracted & submitted by Elaine Morris, Sept 1999.

Cleveland 1901 census - extracted by Russell Saffin.

C1, C2, C3, C4 and Index.

Shipton 1901 census - extracted by Russell Saffin.

K1, K2, K3, K4 and Index.

Tingwick 1901 census - extracted by Russell Saffin (May 2000).

L1, L2 and Index.

1825 Ascot Census - in PDF format - based on Jay Mack Holbrook's 1976 paper found in LDS' Salt Lake City Library, w/ corrections made by the submitter, Mat Ardron (Nov 2000).

Book Extracts:

FISH Family of Hatley, Quebec This account of the FISH family of Hatley was taken from "FISH Family in England & America: genealogical & biographical records & sketches, by Lester W. Fish. Published 1948. The submitter is Holly Martin (Feb 2000).

Photos:

The Ira Flagg Fadden Family, courtesy of the late Forrest "Lefty" Dearborn (Oct 2000).

The Merritt Alonzo Salls Family, courtesy of Pam Wood Waugh (Nov 2000).

Philip Ruiter, "1st White Child b. in Cowansville", courtesy of Pam Wood Waugh (Feb 2001).

The Patch Autograph Book, courtesy of Stan Fettig (Mar 2002). An unbelievable collection of autographs and best wishes from people in the life of Amelia Bertha Patch from the late 1880's.

Last updated 27 April 2014 - PWW

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