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From: Alan Decato <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] QUEBEC-RESEARCH Digest, Vol 5, Issue 319
Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 03:15:51 -0700 (PDT)
I have had the same type of confusion when trying to place my Remillard
ancestors in Bolton in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The search was made
more difficult because the record I was working from was not specific, only
stating Bolton, Canada. I was unsuccessful in my efforts until I moved in 1987
to Eden, Vermont and found myself just to the South of the region in the Cantons
Est between Lac Brome and Lac Memphremagog, a region that was littered with
Villages of Bolton. I found that today the region holds (in the South portion
and usually reffered to in English) Bolton, South Bolton, Bolton Glen, and
Bolton Center, then moving North the names are usually refered to in French
Bolton-Est, Bolton-Quest, Saint-Etienne de Bolton, and Bolton Forest. My
ancestors came to this region to work cutting and hauling timber probably
following lumber camps, I believe that Saint-Etienne de Bolton was the location
of the church, but I found the records were often recorded by traveling
missionary priests. The town of Shefford is just about 10 kilomters to the
North of Lac-Brome on the West edge of the cluster of Boltons, Saint-Etienne de
Bolton is 15 to 20 Kilometers to the East South East, an easy buggy's day round
trip. This region was wilderness when Robert Rogers led his infamous raid on
the St. Francis Native settlement in 1759 and was documented as being on his
escape route. French Canadian Habitants seeking work went to the area bring
with them French Canadian Horses to pull out the timber, some were purchased and
went to the States as trotters, a notable one from this region was called
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:13:37 -0400
From: "Meg Staton" <>
Subject: [Q-R] FW: So what IS that place called?
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I am dismal when it comes to geography. I purchased a product called Map My
Family and it has called up several errors in the places I have entered.
The first is that I have a relative who used Shefford, Quebec and Bolton,
Quebec interchangeably. Are these places adjacent? The maps I am looking
at aren't giving me a full picture.
The second error is that I had listed Montreal,(St-Jean-Baptiste), Quebec,
Canada for my grandmother's baptism. The program is looking for city,
county, state/province, country and it doesn't like my version at all. So
then I tried St.-Jean-Baptiste, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (buzzzzzzzz)
Didn't like that answer either. Anyone have any suggestion??
Meg Landseadel Staton
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