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ChurchyardWelcome to the Valley of the Chateauguay.     

 “....a community distinct from every other in the province of Quebec. With the Eastern Townships, with which they are often erroneously classed, the English-speaking settlements of the district of Beauharnois have no affinity. The first settlers of the Eastern Townships were Americans, and between the customs, speech, and habits of their descendants and those of the people who live to the south of them there is no material difference, but they who dwell by the Chateaugay and its tributaries are of Old Country stock, and in character, ways of life, and speech present nearly as striking a contrast to the Americans, who are divided from them by an imaginary boundary-line, as they do to the French Canadians who are found scattered among them and who hem them in to the north and east.”  Robert Sellar, about 1888

100 Years ago ...this week's Gleaner  

Here you will find:

  • New: Location plans and lot numbers.

  • A searchable database containing over 57,000 baptism, marriage and death records of the Protestant Churches in Southwestern Québec.

  •  1,400 pages of Robert Sellar's "Notes of Conversations with First Settlers" written of his early 1880's interviews -- An Index to the four volume set.

  • The Gleaner: Join your great-grandparents as they sit down to discus the local news. Pick a week, between 1863 and 1983.

  • Descendant listings of Pioneer families of the Châteauguay. Every religious persuasion is welcome here. Contact distant cousins!

  • Maps - then and now. All about place-names.

  • Unidentified faces in our Family Albums. We're all related in this you know these folks?

  • Links to Source Documents, Copies and Transcripts, Land Grants, Lost Contacts, Alternative Surname Spelling, Gleaner Articles and other resources directly related to our purpose.