Quebec genealogy poses some interesting problems, and these problems are magnified in the Eastern Townships, which were largely settled at first by English-speaking people whose roots go back into the New England states.
In an effort to help clear up some of these problems, I have indexed
630,000 church, cemetery, census, and newspaper articles. To see where
I've been indexing, please look under the green buttons to the left of
For a small fee I will make an extract of these records. I used to host an on-line database of the names I have indexed, but hosting fees have risen so much that I've had to cancel that.
You can search an alphabetized list of the names in the church records I've indexed here.
There's a brief tip sheet to explain the ways I have indexed information and approaches that will help you draw as much information out of your search as possible.
For those of you new to Quebec genealogy, or those looking for a few tips, scroll down through the left margin of my page. I have prepared some background articles, lists of useful addresses and links to related pages which might also prove helpful. I also have some wonderful old maps of various parts of Quebec where I have indexed records. These maps show places you can often no longer find on more modern maps
My databases are strongest for the English- speaking Protestants of the Townships because so little material about them has been indexed to date. I have also indexed all the pre-1800 microfilmed Protestant church records for all of Quebec and the pre-1880 records for Argenteuil County, which is just west of Montreal. I do have some French-Canadian material, but estimate that it only makes up about twenty per cent of my holdings.
I have also indexed some Vermont vital and cemetery records because people who lived close to the border in the earliest days of settlement drifted back and forth across it quite a bit.
I look forward to hearing from you.
© Marlene Simmons. Last updated 2012.