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Genealogy: A Popular Pastime

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larger_girl.jpgGenealogy, or the study of one's family lineage, is a hugely popular pastime in North America.

In the Eastern Townships, numerous local and regional institutions provide service to people researching their family trees.

oldmanhat.jpgBecause of the region's historic ties to New England, the Townships are a popular hunting ground for American genealogists whose ancestors lived in the region.

Historical and genealogical societies in the Eastern Townships contain a wealth of important source material, including cemetery records, vital statistics (births, deaths, and marriages), census returns, early newspapers, photographs, and much more.