Research Information

Amalgamation of Districts and Townships

imageIn October of 1792 the old District of Lunenburg (1788-1792) was renamed the Eastern District and included the present counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott, Russell, Leeds, Grenville and Carleton. In the Act of 1798, proclaimed in 1800, the Counties of Leeds, Grenville and Carleton were separated out of the Eastern District to become the Johnstown District. In March of 1816, the counties of Prescott and Russell became the Ottawa District. As of January 1850 all Districts were abolished and the Eastern District became the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and remain the United Counties to this day.

As of January 1998:
• Cornwall Township and Osnabruck Township were amalgamated into South Stormont Township.
Note: South Stormont borders on, but does not include, the city of Cornwall.
• Roxborough Township, Finch Township and the Village of Finch were amalgamated into North Stormont Township.

Communities within the Townships

South Stormont

North Stormont

Research Facilities and Organizations

Help with your family research

pic LDS Family History Centre
500 Cornwall Centre Road
Cornwall ON
Phone: 613-933-1716
Hours: Tue 10am-5pm; Wed 6pm-8:30pm
Note: This is not a mailing address.

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Genealogical Society
This society no longer exists today. The collection is housed at the SD&G Historical Society.

Société franco-ontarienne d'histoire et de généalogie
La Généalogie et archives SAINT-LAURENT Inc.

Cornwall Public Library
45 Second Street E. Box 939, Cornwall, ON K6H 6V1

web La Généalogie et archives SAINT-LAURENT Inc.

United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

Lost Villages Historical Society
P.O. Box 306
Ingleside ON K0C 1M0
Collecting, preserving and displaying the heritage of the lost villages of Mille Roches, Moulinette, Wales, Dickinson's Landing, Farran's Point, and Aultsville; the hamlets of Maple Grove, Santa Cruz and Woodlands; and the farming community of Sheik's/Sheek's Island. Photographs and memorabilia of the villages flooded in 1958 for the St. Lawrence Seaway; housed in an original log house.
The Lost Villages Museum is located in Ault Park on Fran Laflamme Drive, 3 km east of Long Sault, Ontario.

The Cornwall Township Historical Society
The Raisin River Heritage Centre

located in St. Andrews on Hwy 138
The original building, erected in 1843 as a convent and boarding school, was burnt in 1900. The present building, constructed in 1906, became a Heritage Building in 1978 and is now the headquarters of Cornwall Township Historical Society. The Centre houses an exhibit and artifacts depicting life during the turn of the century.

The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Historical Society
P.O. Box 773
Cornwall ON K6H 5T5
Tel: 613-936-0842
Fax: 613-936-0798
The archives of the Society, a collection of over 4,500 photos and thousands of documents and books is housed at the Cornwall Community Museum, 160 Water Street West in Cornwall, Ontario.

The Cornwall Community Museum
160 Water Street West
P.O. Box 773
Cornwall ON K6J 1A3
Tel: 613-936-0280
Since 1956, the House has been Cornwall and area's time capsule, where many of those family values still hold true.

Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall
The City of Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, has given Heritage-Patrimoine Cornwall a mandate to document and record heritage buildings throughout the Cornwall Area.

Diocèse catholique d'Alexandria-Cornwall
220, ch. Montreal Rd
C.P./Box 1388
Cornwall ON K6H 5V4
Tel: 613-933-1138

The City of Cornwall
City Hall
360 Pitt Street
Cornwall ON K6H 5T9
Tel: 613-932-6252

The Cornwall Public Library
45 Second Street East
P.O. Box 939
Cornwall ON K6H 5V1
Tel: 613-932-4796

Township of South Stormont
Municipal Office
P. O. Box 340
4949 County Road 14
Ingleside ON K0C 1M0
Tel: 613-537-2362

Township of North Stormont
Municipal Office
15 Union St.
P.O. Box 99
Berwick ON K0C 1G0
Tel: 613-984-2821

History - Bibliography

As Others See Us, The Frasers and Other Scots of the Seaway Valley
R.J. Fraser
Beamsville Press, Beamsville, ON, 1959

Canada and the American Civil War: Prelude to War
Mark Vinet
Wadem Publishing, Belleville, 2001

The Central Canadians, 1600 - 1900
Compiled by Noel M. Elliott
The Genealogical Research Library, Toronto ON, 1994

The French Canadians
Compiled by Noel M. Elliott
The Genealogical Research Library, Toronto, ON, 1992

From Royal Township to Industrial City, Cornwall 1784 - 1984
Elinor Kyte Senior
Mika Publishing Company, Belleville ON, 1983

Cornwall Township Historical Society
Click here

History of the Settlement of Upper Canada
William Caniff
Dudley & Burns, 1869
Also: Facsimile edition, Mika, Belleville, ON, 1971

Index of Names in Lunenburgh or the Old Eastern District
Compiled By Lyall Manson
SD&G Historical Society, Cornwall, ON, 1975

Joyful is Our Praise - Trinity (Bishop Strachan Memorial) Church, 1784-1984
William J. Patterson
Brown & Martin, Kingston, ON, 1984

The King’s Royal Regiment of New York
Ernest A. Cruickshank
Ontario Historical Society Records and Papers, Vol. XXVII, 1931
Reprinted with appendices, illustrations, maps and index by Gavin K. Watts
UEL Association, St. Lawrence Branch, Morrisburg, ON, 1984

The Loyalists in Ontario, Being the Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada
William D. Reid
Rose Publishing, Toronto, ON, 1884
Facsimile edition: Hunterdon House, Lambertville, NJ

Lunenburgh or the Old Eastern District
Jacob Farrand Pringle
Standard Printing, Cornwall, ON, 1890
Facsimile edition: Mika, Belleville, ON, 1972

People of Ontario, 1600-1900
Editor, Noel M. Elliott
Genealogical Research Library, London, ON

Rolls of the Provincial (Loyalist) Corps, Canadian Command American Revolutionary Period
Mary Beacock Fryer and Lt. Col. William A. Smy, C.D.
Dundurn Press, Toronto, ON, 1981

Roxborough Township, Stormont County Assessment Roll, 1856
Upper Canada Village, 1995

Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry, 1945-1978
Clive & Frances Marin
Mika, Belleville, ON, 1982

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, A History
John Graham Harkness, K.C.
Mundy-Goodfellow Printing Co. Limited, Oshawa ON, 1946

The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders, 1783-1951
William Boss
Runge Press, Ottawa, ON, 1952

Up the Glens - Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders, 1783-1994
Wm. Boss & Wm. J. Patterson
The Old Book Store, Cornwall, ON, 1995

Upper Canada Sons and Daughters of United Empire LoyalistsVol. 1
Mildred R. Livingstone
Brown & Martin, Kingston, ON, 1981

Data on Existing Cemeteries in the United Counties of Dundas and Stormont affected by the St. Lawrence Power Project, with corrections and additions by Lyall and Margaret Manson
Lyall and Margaret Manson
St. Lawrence Branch UELAC, Box 607, Morrisburg, ON K0C 1X0, 2007

History - Online

Veterans of the American Civil War
A Stormont County GenWeb Project
Coordinated and presented by Lyall Manson
web Stormont GenWeb

The Lost Villages
Moulinette, Mille Roches, Woodlands, Dickinson's Landing, Wales, Farran's Point, Aultsville and Maple Grove

Northern New York Historical Newspapers
An online database with many articles about Stormont County residents

The King's Royal Yorkers - The Regiment
This historical project recreates Loyalist soldiers and their families who fled to Canada to form the first Loyalist regiment raised on Canadian soil.

Post Offices and Postmasters (LAC)
The Post Offices database relates to open and closed post offices located in the ten provinces and territories.
web Library and Archives Canada

Early Canadiana Online
A full text online collection of more than 3,000 books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century.

Letters from James & Mary Quaife on their emigration to Canada, 1832-33
"... being exposed to all kinds of weathers and night air, Mary began to be very poorly, so we took our things from the boat at Milroche township, Cornwall, Upper Canada."
web web page 2

William Colquhoun, MPP 1867

James Dingwall, Lawyer

James Leitch, Lawyer

John McNairn, Scotland Native and United Empire Loyalist

History of the Cornwall Cheese & Butter Board
"Life-like reproductions of several hundred patrons of cheese factories and others from all parts of Stormont and Glengarry [...] with intimate and detailed biographical sketches of their life and farm activities."
web Stormont GenWeb

First Nations - Ottawa History

The History of Akwesasne

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe - Tribal History

Mailing Lists

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