About the Archives

The Brome County Historical Society maintains an impressive collection of archival materials, including photographs, church records, pioneer papers, newspapers, family files, maps, books, and much more.

What to research?

  •  Indexed inventories of original pioneer papers (our pre-Confederation Papers)

  •  Microfilm reels of census records

  •  Microfilm reels of church records (both Protestant and Catholic)

  •  Alphabetical extracts for both Brome and Missisquoi counties

  •  Family group charts and family genealogy files

  •  Lists of cemetery inscriptions and more!

The BCHS is part of the  Eastern Townships Archives Portal!


The Eastern Townships Archives Portal (ETAP) database brings together archival descriptions from historical societies and archives repositories from across the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Here, you will be able to dig into the rich history of the region by searching through records such as personal letters and diaries, business records, minute books from organizations, church registers, photographs, postcards, and maps.


You can access the ETAP by clicking here: http://www.townshipsarchives.ca/

Please note, we are currently in the process of a long-term digitization project and thus, only a small portion of our archival records are available online. Contact us for more information on our vast collections. 


The Brome County Historical Society is one of 42 accredited archival institutions with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.


The BCHS acquired its accreditation in 2018. 

Réseau de services

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Notre centre des archives offre les services suivants :

  • Soutien à la recherche sur place pour nos membres, les généalogistes, les étudiants ou tout autre chercheur;

  • Soutien à la recherche à distance pour tout individu à la recherche d’un élément précis concernant l’historique du comté de Brome et ses habitants (des précisions seront demandées);

  • Soutien en ce qui concerne la préservation et l’organisation de tout document appartenant à un individu, à une famille ou à un organisme à but non lucratif;

  • Reproductions de documents, en format numérique ou papier, à des fins de recherches ou de publication (voir guide de tarifs plus bas).

 Research Policy

Learn about the Archives Center's research policy and fee schedule as well as the BCHS's citation and copyright policy!

Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Read about the Archives Center's past and current projects funded through the DHCP program!

Preservation Projects

Read about the Archives Center's past and ongoing preservation projects!