Quebec's Chateauguay Valley
As a result of the inevitable intermarriage among the Anglophone settlers in the valley of the Chateauguay, surrounded as they were by the earlier French catholic population, today's genealogists find a massive common interest. Our ancestors typically lived in these communities through the 19th century and beyond. Here we have assembled a collection of the most useful genealogical information for researchers interested in this unique society, FREE OF CHARGE (See our Donations page).
The Valentine Project Team:
Norman Valentine (1934-2009), Chief Instigator, read every Church record aloud and kept our noses to the grindstone for more than a decade. Shirley Valentine, whose forbearance and cooperation in this can only be observed with awe. Burt Lang, diligent Seeker among Archives, Churches and Burial Grounds. Gina Smith, Genealogist extraordinaire. Warren Sadler, Webmonger, who turned the resulting mass into bits and bytes. Bill Henderson, whose suggestion it was to extend beyond our own researches and include every record in the original set of microfilms, for which we may never forgive him. And Bill Brady who helped establish the process.
Our Generous Supporters
We want to thank those thoughtful people who have found our work of value, and have sent us money towards the cost of publishing this resource. As the Team is composed entirely of people on fixed income, your assistance has been essential. Without you, it would not be.
When we created the Pioneer Families pages and posted the results of our own researches there, we started a flood. We are grateful to the many family historians who, having found our web-site useful in identifying their roots, offered their results for publication among our Pioneer Family pages.