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The Archives of the Missisquoi Historical Society are located in the Cornell Building of the Missisquoi Museum. The archives is open year round Monday to Wednesday from 9.00-12:00 and from 1-4.30 p.m. Appointments must be made by contacting the archivist.

Archives Archives Research Room

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There is a research fee for written inquiries and for visits to the Archives. For information concerning the Reseach Policy, click on link. Research Policy (PDF) |

The Missisquoi Historical Society Archives hold 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


If you know or suspect that part of your family tree extends into Missisquoi County and surrounding area, there are many aspects which you can discover about your ancestors. Family origins, settlement patterns and vital statistics are some examples of source material available to the researcher in the collection of historical documents in the Archives Department. Before visiting the MHS Archives it is wise to determine the approximate location and time period which you wish to focus your research. It is advisable to have as much information about your immediate family as you can gather from personal records.

Links to some genealogical sites:

Brome County Historical Society | Cowansville Historical Society | Cyndi's List | Eastern Townships Archive (P.Waugh) | Eastern Townships & Quebec Research (M. Simmons) | Eastern Townships Research Centre | Genealogical Society of Vermont | Histoquest (D. Beaugrand-Champagne) | Library and Archives Canada Missisquoi Quebec Gen. Page (N. Cunningham) | Quebec Family History Society Roots Web

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