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This is a research page connected to the Missisquoi County Rootsweb list . We think it's important to share, collect, organize and publish because that will give us all a better chance to successfully investigate and research the lives of our ancestors who once lived in this area. We would love to hear from you if you are also researching families from this area.

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History of the former Missisquoi County , Quebec         

'Missisquoi County' is an historical county in Quebec.

The name of the county is derived from an Algonquin Abenaki word meaning "lots of waterfowl". Missisquoi County, part of the Eastern Townships (one of roughly 12 regions in Qubec), is located on the western fringes of the Appalachian foothills, giving it a rolling landscape on its eastern part. The western part of the county is situated on the Richelieu River plains. Missisquoi County is bound entirely on the south for 51 km by the Canadian-American border (45 degrees N) from 72 degrees W 40.5' to the middle of the Richelieu River (73 degrees W 20.8'), to the east by Brome County for 23 km along the meridian defined by 72 degrees W 40.5', to the northeast by Brome County and the northwest by Rouville County, and to the west by Iberville County and the Richelieu River ( Saint-Jean County is on the other side of the river). The northernmost point of the county is at 45 degrees N 21' and 73 degrees W and is also the junction of the borders of Missisquoi County, Rouville County and Iberville County. The westernmost point of the county is on the Richelieu River on at the Canadian-American border at 45 degrees N and 73 degrees W 20'. The county is divided onto 4 townships, and there 2 discontinuous zones along its western fringes without any township designation divided under the pre-1760 French parochial framework. The 4 townships are the Township of Farnham in the north, Township of Dunham in the east and Township of Stanbridge to the west, and Township of Saint Armand along the Canadian-American border. The county seat is the Town of Bedford located at 45 degrees N 7' and 72 degrees W 59' in the southwestern part of the Township of Stanbridge. Other major towns in the county are Farnham in the township of the same name and Cowansville in the northeastern corner of Dunham Township. A prominent feature of the county is Lake Champlain that juts into its western part and that separates Saint Armand Township from the western part of the county that divided according to the pre-1760 parochial framework.

In the early 1990s Quebec abolished its counties. Much of Missisquoi County became the Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality except the southwestern part was transferred to Le Haut-Richelieu Regional County Municipality.

   More info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missisquoi_County,_Quebec


                                    Alburg-Caldwell Manor  1784-1826   draft by Fay Young


Missisquoi county census map ,descriptions and archive roll#s


 Notary Records - Bedford District Quebec

General Information

 Land Records  

 Misc. Documents



  • Abercorn
  • Bedford
  • Brome
  • Cowansville
  • Dunham
  • East Farnham
  • Farnham
  • Frelighsburg
  • Lac-Brome
  • Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge
  • Philipsburg


  • Saint-Armand
  • Sain
  • St-Ignace-de-Stanbridge
  • Saint-Pierre-de-Véronne-ŕ-Pike-River
  • Sainte-Sabine
  • Stanbridge East
  • Sutton



 Research Links



 Eastern Townships:

  Missisquoi Map, 1831 - contributed by David. J. Ellis and Frank Allen
  The Descendants of Thomas Miner (settled St Armand & Dunham), contributed by Stan Fettig

 Missisquoi County

 Missisqoui Historical Society and Museum   (www.MuseeMissisquoi.ca)

The Archives of the Missisquoi Historical Society is located in the Cornell Building of the Missisquoi Museum. The archives is open year round Monday to Wednesday from 9.00 a. m. to 4.30 p.m. Appointments must be made by contacting the archivist by either e-mail or by telephone at (450) 248-3153.

The Missisquoi Historical Society Archives holds a collection of the following: · Local family history in the form of letters, photographs, diaries, family Bibles · Collection of Scrapbooks dating from the 19th century · Manuscript files on school records · Minute Books of various school boards · records of early businesses · Cemetery listings · Canadian Census records · Microfilm Church records, Protestant and Roman Catholic, to 1899  Maps and Directories · Microfilm of notarial records · U.S. cemetery listings

 Townships  :

 Stanbridge Genealogical Research page ~ Nancy Cunningham

  This is a collection of genealogical material specific to the Stanbridge township area. It's a must for anyone researching families in Stanbridge !

 Clarenceville research page~Robert Douglas Macfie

 Cowansville - property histories, photos and more 



·     The MESSAGES databank is a collection of personal messages posted between 1820 and 1837 in different Quebec newspapers and transcribed by HISTOQUEST. It mostly contains information on Irish immigrants seeking the whereabouts of members of their family

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 Missisquoi County Cemeteries- (some records) If you have any transcriptions or photos to share , please contact :Nancy cunningb2@gmail.com




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