14 Sep 2007
Gore Township Research Links
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.
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!
Index to 1851 Census of Lachute, St. Andrews, Grenville, Harrington, and the Gore is available for purchase from the
Québec Family History Society Bookstore
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
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
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.
Ancestry.com 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
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,
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.
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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