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This is simply a listing of known resources for research within the Eastern Townships. You might try to obtain access to these through interlibrary loan, or through your local LDS Family History Center. Several are still known to be available through their compilers, publishers, etc. and addresses are given in these cases. This is not an endorsement for any of these offerings.
NOTE: Bedford District includes the counties of: Brome, Missisquoi, Shefford. St Francis District includes the counties of Compton, Richmond, Sherbrooke, Stanstead, and Wolfe.


Protestant Marriages in the District of Bedford, Quebec, 1804-1879.....$65.00
Please add $3.00 S/H per item. To order one of these, please e-mail Neil Broadhurst for further info.

A Checklist of Registers of Protestant and Jewish Congregations in Quebec...$25.00
Please add $3.00 S/H per item. To order one of these, please e-mail Neil Broadhurst for further info.

Births, 1815-1879, District of St-Francis (from non-Catholic church records). Sherbrooke, 1991. (2 volumes) ISBN 2-920199-30-7

Deaths, 1815-1879, District of St-Francis (from non-Catholic church records). Sherbrooke, 1992. (2 volumes) ISBN 2-920199-31-5

Marriages in the District of St. Francis, Quebec, 1815-1879 (from non-Catholic church records). Sherbrooke, 1987. (2 volumes) ISBN 2-920199-22-6
Available from:
--- Societe de genealogie des Cantons de l'Est, 275 Dufferin St, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 4M5

History of the Eastern Townships, Mrs. C.M. Day. Montreal: John Lovell, 1869.

Contributions to the History of the Eastern Townships: A Work Containing an Account of the Early Settlement of St Armand, Dunham, Sutton, Brome, Potton and Bolton, C. Thomas. Montreal: John Lovell, 1866.

The Forgotten Quebecers: A History of English-Speaking Quebec 1759-1980, Ronald Rudin. Quebec: Institut quebecois de recherche sur la culture, 1985. ISBN 2-89224-068-9

    Men of Today in the Eastern Townships. Intro by V.E. Morrill; biographies by E.G. Pierce. Sherbrooke, Quebec: Sherbrooke Record Co, 1917.

Eastern Townships Adventures. By Bernard Epps. Short anecdotal and chronological stories about the creation of settlement of the Townships, to 1837. Paperback, 239 pp. $15 (US), $20 (CDN) postpaid.
--- Visit Pidwidgeon Press!


Researchers will find Vermont newspapers full of references to folks living in the Eastern Townships. Don't disregard these as valuable resources.

Index to the Richford, Vt Gazette & Journal-Gazette 1880-1957, Marlene Simmons. Pointe Claire, QC: QFHS, 1994.

Available from:

--- Quebec Family History Society, Box 1026, Pointe Claire, QC H9S 4H9



Free Queries - David Lepitre of Stanstead writes a column called "Your Ancestry" which carries genealogical queries in the Stanstead Journal of Stanstead, Quebec. "The column generally caters to research within the southern Townships and northern Orleans Co, VT. You may contact the Stanstead Historical Society (address is posted under "Addresses") about purchasing an index to past columns. Please send queries for "Your Ancestry" to: David Lepitre at PO Box 484, Derby Line, VT 05830-0484. (Also try to keep your queries brief.) You may also see past columns on John Mahoney's website: Log Cabin Chronicles (and the rest of his genealogy info). John's site is also referenced under "Places to Visit".
    Across the Border - "ATB" was edited by Diana Hibbert Bailey. She has discontinued publishing this great quarterly (1998), but brought together a great many folks who have postings here, as well as many who did not yet have internet access. The focus of this publication was the Eastern Townships as well as the northern counties of Vermont. This was a super publication, but I have lost contact with her. If you come across old issues at a library somewhere, grab a bunch and start reading!


    The Loyalists of the Eastern Townships of Quebec. This book contains historical sketches, biographical descriptions and an extensive index of settlers. Compiled by the Sir John Johnson Centennial Branch of the United Empire Loyalist Association, 260 pgs, 1984 - $25.00
    Please visit Global Genealogy's website for ordering info:


    Index to "The Loyalists of the Eastern Townships of Quebec", 1984. 29 pp. - $4.00 plus $2.50 postage.
    ---Linda Corupe, 210 Allan Dr., Bolton ON, L7E 1Y7 Canada or email Linda for further info

    This page last updated 17 Nov 2005