MEGANTIC COUNTY

This is simply a listing of known resources for research within Megantic County. Many may be currently out of print, but might be available through interlibrary loan. This is not an endorsement for any of these offerings.


MEGANTIC CHURCH RECORDS

Repertory of Births, Marriages and Burials: The Anglo-Protestants of Megantic County, 1826-1991. Thetford Mines, QC: Societe genealogique de la region de l'Amiante, 1992. ISBN 2-921320-02-9
Available from:
--- Societe genealogique de la region de l'Amiante, 671 boul. Smith sud, Thetford Mines, QC G6G 1N1


MEGANTIC HISTORY
 
Map of Protestant Cemeteries in Megantic County. Includes list of over 550 surnames and the cemeteries where families were interred. This is an 11X17 map which was originally created to help descendants of Irish and Scottish settlers to his area. Proceeds go to help preserve the cemeteries. Copies of the map and list are available for a $10 (US) donation to J.W. Wark, 364 Waverlry St., #1, Menlo Park, CA 94025 or Mrs. Margaret Dempsey, PO Box 86, Inverness, QC G0S 1K0.

A History of Megantic County: Downhomers of Quebec's Eastern Townships, Gwen Rawlings Barry. Evans Books, June 2000, 404 pps, ISBN 0-9685518-0-7. Deals with English Canadain settlement, community development and out-migration. Topics include: Georgraphy, Climate, the Abenakis, Americans and Soldiers, Land Speculators, Home Children, the Orange Lodge, Religion, Epidemics, the Asbestos Mines, and much more.
Available from the author for $42 CAN, includes shipping:
--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1

Stream of Memory:Reflections of Megantic County. M. Laurel Buck 1994. Shoreline, Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec. Depot legal 1994: Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec and National Library of Canada. ISBN 0-9695180-9-9  

Inverness, Quebec, Canada. Corporation Touristique d'Inverness 1987. Depot legal 1987: Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec; Bibliotheque Nationale du Canada. ISBN 2-9801034-0-3 (1st edition) ISBN 2-9801034-1-1 (2nd edition) bilingual

Leeds and St. Sylvester: Historical Sketches, Ethel Reid Cruickshank. Cookshire, QC: Heritage Communications, 1975. ISBN 0-919986-00-5

Memorial to the Arran Clearances,. Compiled by George H. Cook, Saint John, N.B, 1977. Printed privately.

Kinnear's Mills: Being a story of the settlement of that place and of the life and times of Harriet Wilson & James Kinnear and their descendants, James G. Kinnear. King, Ontario: James G. Kinnear, 1971
History of the Gabriel and George Kerr Families and Descendants, H. Carl Mayhew. Ayers Cliff., QC: H. Carl Mayhew, 1976

Annals of Megantic County, Quebec, Dugald McKenzie McKillop. Lynn, Massachusetts: D. McGillop, 1902; 3rd impression, Mrs. Arthur Mimnaugh, Inverness, QC, 1966, 171 pages.
--- Available from:

Ms. Grace Cox, CP 46, Inverness, QC G0S 1K0 for $24.00 postpaid (US$)
 

The Pioneers of Inverness Township, Quebec: An Historical and Genealogical Story, 1800-1978, Gwen Rawlings. Cheltenham, Ontario: The Boston Mills Press, 1979. 142 pp. $20 CAN, plus $5 shipping ISBN 0-919822-80-0
Available from:
--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1
 

The Pioneers of Lower Ireland, P.Q. (1818-1880), Marlita Lamontagne. Ottawa: Depot legal Bibliotheque Nationale, 1980. (Half in English, half in French)

Ulster Protestant Emigration to Lower Canada: Megantic County and St-Sylvestre.Covers conditions in Ulster leading to emigration after the full peace of 1815, emigration patterns, and cultural transfer from Ulster to Megantic. Completed in conjunction with a course in Emigration History, St Mary's University, Halifax. Uses, by way of example, the Megantic families of Robinson, Gillis, McCammon, Mooney, Wilkin, Beattie, Ellis, Stewart, Jamieson, Simons, Cromwell, Wallace, Suitor, Burke, Armstrong, Orr, Bain, Rainey, Neil, Thompson, Hutchison, Smith, Thomson, McVetty, Lipsey, Williamson, Wilson, Forbes, Henderson, Ralston, Kerr, Leith, Elliot, Greaves, Johnston, Clark, but applies equally to most Protestant families from Ulster who settled in Lower Canada., (Quebec). 2003, 58 pps. $19 CAN, plus $4 shipping.
Available from:
--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1


MEGANTIC COUNTY FAMILIES
 
Pioneer Families of Leeds Township, by J.G. Kinnear
Covers some 75 families which settled in the Frobisher Quarter of Leeds Township after 1829. Printed 2003.
$22.50 CAN for Canadian residents, $22.50 US for US residents.
Available from:
--- J.G. Kinnear, 203 Sharpe Line, Cavan, Ontario L0A 1C0

The Life of Hugh Hogg I (c1774-1867) and the Genealogy of His Descendants of Megantic Co, Quebec, March 2000.  $25 CAN, includes shipping.
Available from:

--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1

The Descendants of Moses Aldrich and Abigail Williams of Scituate, Rhode Island, St Johnsbury,
Vermont, and Inverness Township, Megantic County, Quebec
, by Gwen Barry, Evans Books, Nov
2002, 184 pps. $30 CAN includes shipping.
Available from:

--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1

The Descendants of John Robert Marshall (1783-1858) of Inverness Township, Megantic County,
Quebec
, by Gwen Barry, Evans Books, Dec. 2001,150 pps. $21 CAN shipping included.
Available from:
--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1

The Little Family and the Ralston Family of Megantic County, Quebec, by Gwen Barry, Evans Books,
March 2003, 328 pps. $35 CAN, shipping included.
Available from:
--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1

The Guy Family of Megantic County, Quebec, by Gwen Barry, Evans Books, 1996, 88 pps. $13 CAN,
shipping included. (Includes some branches of the families of McGinnis, McKee, McKelvie, Anderson, Hutchison, Longmore, Duff, Watson and Simpson)
Available from:

--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1

Parish Records of Counties Armagh and Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 1700s-1850, compiled by Gwen
Barry, Evans Books, 79 pps. (Includes records of baptism, marriage, burial for families of Davidson, Henderson, Little, Neill, Orr, Ralston, Williamson.) $13 CAN shipping included
Available from:
--- Gwen Rawlings Barry, 5 Belvidere Dr, Lower Sackville, NS B4C 2M1

A Genealogical Survey of the Descendants of Moses Aldrich and Arnold Aldrich of Inverness Township, Quebec, Canada. Arnold Deane Aldrich, Oct, 1984. Seabrook, TX, D. Armstrong Co., Inc, Houston, TX

A Simons - Simonds - Symonds Family History. Edition 2. Oct, 1993. Brian Symonds, Powell River, BC. Printed Privately.


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