Useful Links/Les Ressources

Tyo Hotel, Dundee, QC

Early 20th Century photograph of Half-Way House (aka. International Hotel), Dundee, QC/FT Covington, NY. Courtesy of  Bruce Tyo, Rochester, NY





The links listed below are intended to either provide information related to local research or serve as the starting point for new researchers. For an extensive list of genealogy, history and other websites related to Quebec, please see Quebec GenWeb Project/ Projet GenWeb Quebec

Huntingdon & Area

I. Huntingdon County and Châteauguay Valley Resources
 Huntingdon, Beauharnois & Châteauguay Protestant Parish Registers
On-line searchable database of 33,000 records.

Hemmingford, Quebec Cemetery Records
Hemmingford, Quebec cemetery records are now online at:
Over 6,000 records from 20 area cemeteries may be searched or browsed.

The Wampum Chronicles: A Website of Mohawk History  Provides history and genealogy query board related to the area's Mohawk community.

Huntingdon Virtual War Memorial
Provides background information on members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were from Huntingdon and area.

II. Historical Societies and Archives
The Châteauguay Valley Historical Society
An active historical society serves the area. Called The Châteauguay Valley Historical Society, it holds monthly meetings, mounts exhibits at local fairs, and publishes an annual journal with excellent articles. The society financed a 1995 reprint of Sellar's "History of the County of Huntingdon and of the Seigniories of Châteauguay and Beauharnois"(1888).  Copies of the book can be obtained from them or the Quebec Family History Society. The society  does not have a web site or e-mail address, but you can write to them at:
The Châteauguay Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 61
Howick, QC
J0S 1G0
E-mail Enquiries

Hemmingford Archives Society:
The Hemmingford Archives
505 Frontier St.
Hemmingford, QC  J0L 1H0
Also See

III. Family History Centres and Genealogy Societies
For most local genealogists, the Quebec Family History Society  serves as the  Family History Centre. There is no family history or genealogy society in the area. For genealogy research, most local people  turn to the Quebec Family History Society in Pointe Claire (Montreal) or the Family History Center in the Mormon Church in LaSalle (also a Montreal suburb). QFHS, P.O. Box 1026, Pointe Claire, QC, H9S 4M5, Canada. (514) 695-1502
Quebec Family History Society

IV. Local Newspapers
The local bilingual weekly newspaper is called "The Gleaner/La Source". The Gleaner, an English language newspaper, was first established in 1863. They can be contacted at:
The Gleaner, 66 Châteauguay St., Huntingdon, QC, J0S 1H0
Tel (450) 264-5364 / Fax (450) 264-9521
On-lineWeb Site

Also see the extracts from the Gleaner

V. There are a few local points of interest with web sites.
Le monument aux braves de 1914-1918 de Huntingdon
Hemmingford War Memorial 
Les monuments aux braves d'Orsmstown
The Battle of the Châteauguay
Allan's Corners, National Historic Site, Parks Canada. Site where the American army advancing on Montreal in War of 1812 was defeated.
Powerscourt Covered Bridge (1861) aka Percy Covered Bridge, Powerscourt, Quebec, National Historic Site. Oldest covered bridge in Quebec, second oldest in Canada. Only surviving example of a McCallum Inflexible Arched Truss bridge anywhere.
Township of Elgin An unofficial site

Quebec Resources
Centre de généalogie Francophone d'Amérique.
Ministère de la Justice
Certified copies (or plasticized cards) of birth and marriage registrations are issued by the Civil Archives of the judicial district where the event was registered. Death certificates are issued by:
Registre de reference
Ministère de la Justice
Direction de l'état civil
Service à la clientèle
205, rue Montmagny
Québec, PQ
G1N 2Z9
Telephone: (418) 646-6043
Fax:(418) 646-3235
For a list of offices, application forms or any information, write or phone to the above. A provincial registrar administers birth certificates. For information, contact:
Telephone: (418) 643-5140
Fax: (418) 646-4449

Dictionnaire généalogique de nos origines
Endroits au Québec/Places in Quebec
Québec et Généalogie
Archives Nationales du Québec 
Quebec National Library
Immigrants to Canada in Nineteenth Century
Quebec Family History Society Provides information on how to research in Quebec and they will lend members library books through the mail. There is an on-line list of resources that can be ordered from the QFHS.
Eastern Townships and Quebec Genealogy   by Marlene Simmons, a professional researcher. The web site includes a  searchable database, as well as quite a bit of background material on how to do genealogical research in Quebec.
Quebec Post Cards A searchable site devoted to a large collection of old post cards related to Quebec. You will find many related to Huntingdon County.
Canadian Genealogy and History Links  Provides many links to Quebec resources and to the rest of Canada.
Early Canadiana Online  A searchable site with a number of  early literary and reference books that can be read page by page. The pages are viewed in PDF format. There are short biographies for several people from Huntingdon County that can be found.
 The Population of Quebec Before 1800  Check it out to learn more on the resources available.
Native Web
The Wampum Chronicles: A Website of Mohawk History  Provides history and genealogy query board related to the area's Mohawk community.

Canadian GenWeb Project
Quebec GenWeb Project/ Projet GenWeb Quebec Provides information on resources and methods for genealogical research in the province.
        La Montérégie GenWeb Covers the South West Region of Quebec.
        Chateauguay County The former county northeast of Huntingdon.
        Vaudreuil-Soulanges GenWeb The  former county to the north on the other side of
        Lake St. Francis.
        GenWeb Montreal-e  Ancêtres francophones Montreal.
        Montreal GenWeb-w  Anglophone ancestors in Montreal
        GenWeb Pages for the Eastern Townships For the counties to the east of Huntingdon. 

Ontario GenWeb Project
    Glengarry County GenWeb Page The Ontario County across the St. Lawrence River and to the west of Huntingdon.

US GenWeb Project
    New York State GenWeb Project
        Clinton County GenWeb Page  The New York County to the south-east of Huntingdon.
        Franklin County GenWeb Page The New York County south of Huntingdon.

General Resources
Cyndi's List of Genealogical Resource on the Internet Everybody uses this site -- but it's here just in case you don't have it book marked.
Family Search Internet Genealogical Service A searchable site for the IGI, Ancestral Files, etc.
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness - Genealogy Research Tool
Genealogy & History Books - Quebec - French Canadian Books

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Ken Steffenson    Page last modified: 24/05/15