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About Jazmine

I am a proud Townshipper, descended from settlers in the Stanstead and Magog areas. I studied History and Indigenous Studies at Bishop’s University and completed my Master of Information Studies degree at McGill. I am Head Archivist of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre, and I have also worked with other heritage organizations in Quebec and Ontario since 2017. I am passionate about preserving and sharing our rich local history.

Latest articles

Piecing together Mildred Waldron

May 31st, 2024

By Jazmine Aldrich If we look at a person’s life like a puzzle, archivists are trying to assemble the puzzle based on scattered pieces found in the records that they leave behind. I challenged myself…

An Archival Intern and the Loyal Orange Lodge

April 17th, 2024

By Hailey Swift Hailey Swift is a graduating student in the History Department at Bishop’s University. She completed an archival internship with the Eastern Townships Resource Centre over the Winter 2024 semester. Here is what…

A section of the unidentified Lacolle farmer’s diary for February 1837, featuring weather observations.

Weather of Years Past

March 4th, 2024

By Jazmine Aldrich The spring-like February weather that the Townships region has been experiencing this year raises alarm bells regarding our changing climate – but how do we know that the climate has really changed?…

A group of unidentified adults and children standing in front of the Lake Park Hotel.

Mystery in the Archives – Whose Memories Are These?

February 12th, 2024

By Jazmine Aldrich What information can we glean from a family photograph album of unknown origins? Surprisingly, quite a lot! Last summer, the ETRC received a photo album that the donor, Lisette Gagné, had purchased…

1923 in the Eastern Townships

December 6th, 2023

By Jazmine Aldrich We at the ETRC can hardly believe that October is almost over and 2024 is just around the corner. As we embrace the last quarter of 2023, let’s reflect on a slice…

Oil tanks for Premier gasoline and Polarine motor oil

Kenneth Edgar Clayton-Kennedy:  The Almost Oil Baron and Suspected Spy

October 25th, 2023

By: Hannah Osborne-O'Donnell In early September, the ETRC wrote about the military career of Stanstead-born Kenneth Clayton-Kennedy – but the story of his compelling life is far from over! When we last left off, Major…

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