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14 Sep 2007

Gore Township Research Links

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This page provides a selection of resources and links for Gore Township genealogical and historical research. If you are aware of other resources specific to Gore Township, please submit them for inclusion here.

Argenteuil County

Don Morrison's site contains interesting historical material on the early history of Shrewsbury, Dunany and Lachute. Researchers will find maps, photos and in PDF format, histories of St. John's Anglican Church (Shrewsbury, Gore Twp.), Dunany (Wentworth Twp.) and Lachute. As many of the Gore settlers moved farther afield in Argenteuil County, this information can be quite valuable to the researcher. Don's Morrison family history is part of the site.

The GenWeb Laurentians site has a wealth of information on the region including many items for Argenteuil County such as maps, directories, photos, information on parishes, notaries records, and more!

Census Returns

Index to 1851 Census of Lachute, St. Andrews, Grenville, Harrington, and the Gore is available for purchase from the Québec Family History Society Bookstore

Church History

These two books record the histories of Anglican churches and are available through inter-library loan from the National Library of Canada. Check their on-line catalogue AMICUS for details.

Johnston, Louise, editor. Chronicles of a Country Church: Holy Trinity, Lakefield, Québec, with some memoirs and notes on the history of the Gore. [Québec?]: Trenmore Printing, 1985. (AMICUS No. 21724924)
May, E.G. A Hundred Years of Christ Church, St. Andrews, P.Q.: an historical sketch of the pioneer church of the Ottawa Valley. St. Johns, Quebec: E.R. Smith, 1919. (AMICUS No. 7830007)
Although Christ Church is not in Gore Township, many Gore residents were baptized, married or buried there prior to the formation of local churches.

Church Records

Marlene Simmons has indexed an amazing number of early church records, including many for Protestant churches in Argenteuil County. Marlene's Eastern Townships and Quebec Genealogy site includes a free, searchable name index to her extensive database.


Cyrus Thomas' 1896 book contains information on the churches, townships, villages, industries and inhabitants of Argenteuil County. Eight pages are devoted specifically to Gore Township and biographies of several of its residents. Others are mentioned elsewhere throughout the book, but as they aren't listed in the index, you must scan likely sections for useful tidbits.
Thomas, C. History of the Counties Argenteuil, Quebec, Prescott, Ontario. 1896. Reprint, Belleville, Ontario: Mika Publishing Company, 1981.
Available on LDS Family History Library microfilm #1321379, item 10. A new reprint can be purchased from Global Genealogy.

Mailing Lists & Message Boards

The mailing list for Gore Township is CAN-QC-GORETWP which is hosted on Rootsweb. Information on how to subscribe can be found on the mailing list page or on the CAN-QC-GORETWP Rootsweb page. sponsors a message board for Argenteuil within the board for the Laurentides region.

A board for Gore Township is on this site.


The Municipality of the Township of Gore (Canton de Gore) has a bilingual web site which includes a map page.

A circa 1933 map of the Gore is available here.

A map of Argenteuil from the 1895 Electoral Atlas of the Dominion of Canada is available on the National Archives web site. It shows the sub-divisions within the county, including Gore.


Established in Lachute in 1877, The Watchman and Ottawa Valley Advocate (AMICUS No. 6549750) is a good source for news and notices regarding residents of the Gore. The issues from 28 December 1877 to 5 February 1932 have been microfilmed and are available on interlibrary loan through the National Library of Canada. Use the AMICUS on-line catalogue to obtain details.

Notarial Records

Pennie Redmile is building a database index of notary records including wills, marriage contacts, estate inventories, protests and some land records which she sells for a small fee. There is no charge to ask about any specific person or surname. Records cover mainly the Eastern Townships and Montreal but Pennie is adding Argenteuil County items as time permits.


The Québec Family History Society was founded in 1977 to foster the study of genealogy among the English speaking people of Québec. The Society offers a number of services, described on their site, and has a large number of useful publications available for purchase through its Bookstore.

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