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From: "Larry Roberts" <>
Subject: RE: [MI-CCGS-L] good sites for Can-U.S. ties
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2000 07:16:58 -0400
Great references Cecelia. Actually found a couple of familiar names on the
genexchange site. However, want to correct the rootsweb link to:
http://www.rootsweb.com/.~qchuntin/Default.htm. Thanks for the tips. Larry
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cecilia Combs [mailto:]
> Sent: October 22, 2000 11:08 PM
> Subject: [MI-CCGS-L] good sites for Can-U.S. ties
> Two days ago someone introduced a website for Franklin County NY as a good
> site to make connections between Michigan and Quebec. Nancy suggested that
> I add my comments to the previous message.
> There are two more much needed websites in Franklin County NY (which borders
> Quebec on the south) and an additional website for Huntingdon County, QC
> (which is just across the border). I like using these websites because many
> of the names there are the same as in Cheboygan. They're all related to
> lower Quebec just like much of Cheboygan is. The NYGenExchange is my
> favorite one:
> Here you can find county baptisms, births, marriages, burials, cemetery
> listings, census records, county/city directories, deaths/obits, funeral
> home listings, land/deed records, newspapers, queries, school records,
> wills, tax records, library and archival lists, good links, and more.
> Another site for Franklin County is:
> And just across the border in Canada is:
> Many of my relatives who lived in New York crossed the border to be
> baptized, married, and buried in St. Patrice Parish of Hinchenbrooke QC.
> Hinchenbrooke is a township and a municipality at the same time (too awkward
> to explain beyond that) and the main catholic cemetery is just out of
> Herdman -- only about two miles from the border. Chateaugay NY is another
> few miles south. There was much interchange between Chateaugay and other NY
> villages and the two lower counties of Quebec.
> One more item of interest: The main library in Franklin County is in Malone
> and is called Wead Library. It holds the leading county newspaper back to
> the 1800s, and the library is really good about responding to obituary
> requests -- not very expensive either.
> If you've hit a brick wall in southern Quebec or in Cheboygan, you might
> want to try any of the websites above. I've had some good luck there and
> have found tons of friendly cousins. One came all the way from NY to visit
> me last May. What a treat!!!
> Cecilia <>