Resources and Links

Jody Robinson, archivist, presented an exposé of this region’s historical sources to Héritage Sutton’s members. She has kindly authorized us to reproduce her visual presentation on our website for which we are most grateful. Click here to access the document and its many links: Doing Historical Research in the Eastern Townships (254 Kb)

As well, here are Mr. Willey’s tips for those who wish to write their family’s history: Genealogy Stuff in Book Form by P. Robert Willey (en anglais 78 Kb)

Historical Sites

Townships Heritage. This site provides access to all historical societies, including those that do not have a web site of their own.

Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network. where you can read digital books on the internet: History of Brome County by Taylor (1908) and Men of Today in the Eastern Townships (1917).

“The British Home Children”. Google provides thousands of sites on the subject. 100,000 children came to Canada between 1870 and 1957. Many came to Sutton.

Eastern Township Archives to search archives on the Eastern Townships; the site is useful to both historians and genealogists. Whole books are available for consultation.

Genealogical Sites

Parish registers and Civil Acts from the Drouin Collection. Research in Drouin’s genealogy registers.

Québec Genealogy Records Online Many useful links even if some are repeated.

Dictionnaire généalogique des familles canadiennes par l'Abbé Cyprien Tanguay. Tanguay genealogy dictionary. Very useful in spite of errors (in French).

Mary’s Genealogy Treasures. Hundreds of links in an attempt to cover the whole of genealogy.


Statistics Canada - New France, Lower Canada, Quebec groups all the New-France censuses from 1665, and Canadian ones up to 1871.

The 1852 District 1, Sutton, Missisquoi Co., Census - Reel 1127 and The 1852 District 2, Sutton, Missisquoi Co., Census - Reel 1127 to access the census of 1851-1852 preceded by an alphabetical list of Missisquoi residents and providing the page where they can be found in the census.

Also, 1852 Census of the Province of Canada.

Censuses of Canada, from 1825 to 1921 Library and Archives Canada.


Quebec Catholic Parish registers 1621-1979. You can read and copy all the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials between 1621 and 1979.

Québec notary archives from the beginning to 1937 (in French).

Quebec Cemetery Records. Not all of the cemeteries but many.

The Canadian Military Heritage Project : information on soldiers who saw action in the wars where Canada was involved.