Our Bilingual Text Procedure

We make every effort to provide, on our web site, bilingual versions of text created in-house. Research submissions that are received and approved for the web site are posted in the language of their author (English or French). Historical texts, such as excerpts, minutes or diaries, are provided in the language of their author (English or French); or, in both languages if a professional translation is found to be available to us.

This is our Documents page. Here are "best bet" documents for your research into the Vankleek Hill region, such as cemetery listings. You will also discover here, from time to time, historical documents that can give you a broader understanding of Canada's early beginnings.

The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has made available transcripts of Prescott County Cemeteries, and the Funeral Registers of D.A. McRae and Son from 1890-1966. We thank the Ottawa Branch for this service.
Plus visit Ottawa Branch Ontario Genealogical Society, La Seigneurie centre des généalogies et d'histoire de Hawkesbury and the Canadian Genealogy Centre

History of the Counties Argenteuil, Que. and Prescott, Ont. from the earliest settlement to the present
by Cyrus Thomas, 1896 (Lovell, Montreal)

This is the rich historical resource for our Lower Ottawa Valley region. Cyrus Thomas was a teacher living in Carillon, Quebec when he completed this book. Anecdotal reports suggest that locals who wished to have a cameo of their family history in the book paid Thomas five dollars, a meaningful sum. There were also advance sales of the book (subscriptions) to help ensure publication.
Available online at

Transcribed Archives of Ontario C-295 1-167-0-1 Folder N-1666
Plan of Town of Vankleek Hill in the Township of West Hawkesbury, County of Prescott …
Transcription of names

Filed at Registry Office for County of Prescott April 10 1898.
Signed D. McLeod, Mayor; Fred W. Thistlethwaite, Clerk

Archives of Ontario, Maps, Special Collections
Plan south side of Ottawa (or Grand) River
Transcription of names
Plan C-277-1-189-01 c.1798
"Plan of Part of the South Side of the Ottawa (or Grand River) containing the Front of Monsr De Longueils Seigneurie surveyed by Jos Papineau and the Front of the Township of Hawkesbury surveyed by Patk McNiff with the Proprietor Names inserted in the Lots. Scale 40 Chain in an Inch."

Ontario Archives, RG 1-95-19 MS 5397
Ottawa District 1828-1872
Vol. I and Vol. II: Clergy Reserves Ottawa District 1828, 1831

Return of the Clergy Reserves in the Township of Hawkesbury East in the Ottawa District Inspected by Duncan McDonell [Greenfield] Deputy Surveyor. c. 1828
Return of the Clergy Reserves in the Township of Hawkesbury West in the Ottawa District Inspected by Duncan McDonell [Greenfield] Deputy Surveyor. c.1831