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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

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…

Portrait of Kenneth Edgar Clayton-Kennedy in military uniform.

Kenneth Edgar Clayton-Kennedy: A Forgotten Pioneer of the Royal Canadian Flying Corps?

September 22nd, 2023

By Hannah Osborne-O’Donnell Kenneth Edgar Kennedy was born in 1891 to parents Helen O’Leory and George R.E. Kennedy in Stanstead, Quebec. Kenneth said that he fell in love with flying when he had the chance…

The Davidson family of Georgeville

August 1st, 2023

By Jazmine Aldrich Many of the Eastern Townships Resource Centre’s archival holdings document the lives of families who have impacted our local history. One example is the Davidson family of Georgeville – especially the father…

Unveiling the Mystique: Exploring the Secretive Aspect of Freemasonry in the Eastern Townships

August 1st, 2023

By Joanie Tétreault Freemasonry, with its rich history and enigmatic symbolism, has long captivated the imagination of many. In the Eastern Townships, the Freemasons have left an indelible mark on the community, fostering brotherhood, charitable…

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