Genealogical and Research Resources

  • Cemetery Indexes
  • Eastern Townships Historical Societies
  • Canadian Census Indexes
  • Websites for Genealogists
  • Downloads

To help with your genealogical and other research, the Archives Department has prepared a list of online sources.

What a great resource for finding families of the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Jim & Laverne Aitchison

Cemetery Indexes

Cemetery indexes from across the province

Database, Catholic and Protestant cemeteries of MRC Drummond

Compiled by la Société de Généalogie de Drummondville

Eastern Townships Historical Societies

Eastern Townships Genealogical Society

Héritage Sutton

Georgeville Historical Society

Lac-Brome Museum (Brome County Historical Society)

Lennoxville-Ascot Historical and Museum Society

Missisquoi Historical Society

Potton Heritage Association

Richmond County Historical Society

Société de Généalogie de Drummondville

Société d'histoire du Canton d'Orford

Société d’histoire de la Haute-Yamaska

Société d'histoire de Magog

Société d'histoire de la région d'Acton

Musée d'histoire de Sherbrooke (Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke)

Société d'histoire de Weedon

Société du patrimoine des Beaucerons

Stanstead Historical Society

Canadian Census Indexes

Automated Genealogy

Canadian census indexes for 1851, 1901 and 1911

Family Search

Canadian census indexes for 1861, 1871 and 1881, along with many other genealogical databases

Websites for Genealogists

Eastern Townships genealogical resources

This website contains a list and links to genealogical and historical indexes for vital stats, relevant books, cemeteries, newspapers, and more.

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

Online resources such as church registers from the 1800s to 1914, notary registers, maps, newspapers, photographs, etc.

Library and Archives Canada

Ship passenger list indexes, Home Children indexes, Canadian census indexes, military records, and images for 1825, 1831, 1842, 1851, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911, Numerous other databases, research tips, etc.

Quebec Family History Society

Their Research section offers tips, resources and help for genealogists

Internet Archive

Digitized historical books and publications


Digitized historical books and publications

Family History Alive: Quebec Vital Records

Information on how vital records (births, marriages, and deaths) were recorded and kept in Quebec.

Missisquoi county genealogy resources

A website that compiles many different genealogical resources, including some databases, relevant to Missisquoi County.


Guide to Eastern Townships Genealogical Source Material

Historical Newspapers at Bishop's University

Includes links to newspapers available online via various free sites.

Map of the Historical Eastern Townships