Québec Museums and Historical Societies (National Institute)

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The original content for this article was contributed by The National Institute for Genealogical Studies in June 2012. It is an excerpt from their course Research: Quebec Non-Francophone Ancestors  by Althea Douglas M.A., CG. The Institute offers over 200 comprehensive genealogy courses for a fee ($).

Local Museums and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Brome County Historical Society and Museum
Location: 130 Lakeside
Knowlton (Québec) J0E 1V0
Telephone: (450) 243-6782

Founded in 1897, the Society operates a small museum in Knowlton but over the years has acquired an important archive of local documents, family papers, artefacts, etc. Their publication history starts in 1908 with History of Brome County, Vol. I., Vol. II appeared in 1937. An ongoing series, Yesterdays of Brome County, Vol. 1 (1979) Vol. 9 (1995) contains articles and reminiscences, mostly by local residents, who know the territory and its history in detail. Invaluable for family historians.

The Brome County Historical Society, as well as the Missisquoi County and Stanstead Historical Societies have indexed certain Cemeteries for their respective counties and would be the places to contact for information on where other local records might be deposited. However, they are all under-funded and staffed by volunteers. Do send a self-addressed envelope., and do be patient. Their museums are open on a regular basis only in the summer. In addition, there are small societies depending on an ever-decreasing population to support them. 

Chateauguay Valley Historical Society
P.O. Box 61
Howick (Québec) J0S 1G0

Their Annual Journal 1996 and Annual Journal 1799-1999 Hemmingford, are available from the Québec Family History Society.

Compton County Historical Museum Society
P.O. Box 967
Cookshire (Québec) J0B 1M0
Eastern Townships Historical Society
1304 Portland Avenue, P.O. Box 2117
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1J 1S3
Heritage Sutton
32 rue Princiapl Sud
Sutton (Québec) J0E 2K0
Lennoxville-Ascot Historical Society
9 Spied Street
Sherbrooke(Québec) J1M 1R9
Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network
400-257 Queen Street., Suite 400,
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1K7
Telephone: (819) 564-9595
Richmond County Historical Society
1296 Rte 243
Melbourne Township
Québec, Canada J0B 2B0


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