MONTREAL'S PROTESTANT CEMETERIES
MONTREAL'S DOWNTOWN CEMETERIES - The early history of the cemeteries in Montreal by the noted Montreal author and historian Edgar Andrew Collard

MISSING FAMILY MEMBERS FROM MONTREAL'S OLD CEMETERIES
A list of people buried in the old cemeteries found in old church burial records

 
THE CEMETERIES

ST. LAWRENCE BURIAL GROUND aka DORCHESTER STREET BURIAL GROUND 
aka The English Old Burial Ground
Operated from 1797-1870s

Monumental Inscriptions available:
Dorchester St., St. Urbain  - printed 1889 by Walter Shanly 7 pages
Jottings from tombstones in the Old "English" burying ground, Dorchester Street, Montreal, 1866

LDS  film #  1643110 Item 48


ST. MARY'S BURIAL GROUND and The MILITARY CEMETERY
aka The Papineau Avenue Cemetery and also called The New Burial Ground

Operated from 1816-1944

Monumental Inscriptions available:
Anglican Garrison-Papineau Ave., Military Cemetery  - printed 1944 by Sydney Ham 146 pages
- copy at Anglican Archives
- LDS film # 1643110 Item 18
Anglican Church burial register of those buried at Papineau Avenue military cemetery and St. Helen's Island military cemetery from 1814 to 1870

LDS  film #  1643110 Item 18


MOUNT ROYAL CEMETERY
incorporated in 1847
1297 chemin de la Forêt Outremont, Montréal, Québec H2V 2P9 Telephone: (514) 279-7358



HAWTHORN-DALE- Pointe Aux Trembles
1910-now

15005 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal, Québec H1A 3X1 Tel: (514) 498-7682 Fax: (514) 498-7909
(owned and operated by The Mount Royal Cemetery Company)

Monumental Inscriptions available:
Hawthorn Dale Memorial Inscriptions - printed 1992 by the QFHS
(100 pages, more than 4,600 tombstone inscriptions)

Exerpts from the introduction by Gary Schroeder:
"Hawthorn-Dale Cemetery is the second largest non-Catholic cemetery on the island of Montreal and is one of the largest cemeteries in the Province of Quebec. Located on the eastern end of the island in the district of Pointe Aux Trembles on Sherbrooke Street East, Hawthorn-Dale Cemetery has been the final resting place for thousands of Montrealers and area residents since the cemetery first opened in 1910." "There was a tendancy for many of the poorer residents of the island of Montreal to be buried there. As a result, there are numerous individuals for whom there is no memorial stone. This was true particularily for the 1920s and 1930s."


McNAUGHTON CEMETERY - Lachine

Monumental Inscriptions printed 1987 by Ken Hodge (6 pages), published by the QFHS
LDS film # 1711400


ST. STEPHEN'S ANGLICAN CEMETERY
12th Ave. Lachine

Monumental Inscriptions: printed 1970 by G.A. Rogers (22 pages)


LACHINE PROTESTANT CEMETERY


FIELD OF HONOUR


LAKEVIEW MEMORIAL GARDENS
701 Donegani, Point Claire
office - 186 PlSutton, Beaconsfield
(514) 694-9029


RIDEAU MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY
4239 desSources DdesO  Roxboro
(514) 683-6700


MEMORIAL GARDENS
200 Elm
(514) 695-9520

MANY CEMETERY LINKS OUTSIDE THIS SITE:

Find a Grave - Montreal http://www.findagrave.com/city/183.html
A list of famous people buried in Montreal cemeteries

Cemetery Photos and Mailing List http://www.rootsweb.com/~cemphoto/
A great site full of volunteers who will photograph tombstones, usually just  for the cost of film and processing. At the moment the only Montreal cemetery on the list is Hawthorn-Dale - the volunteer being Carrie Duc (my cousin's cousin!)

Quebec Protestant Cemetery records on-line:
Hemingford County http://members.xoom.com/dlmark/cemetery.htm
Gore http://www.rootsweb.com/~qchuntin/gore.htm
St James' Church (Anglican) Cemetery, Hudson http://www.capitalnet.com/~rdennis/stjamesa.htm

Other Quebec Cemetery on-line:
Jewish Gen Cemetery Project - Quebec http://www.jewishgen.org/cemetery/canquebe.htm

Cemetery History Sites:
A Brief History of Cemeteries http://www.alsirat.com/silence/history.html
Decorations on Monumental Inscriptions http://www.neep.demon.co.uk/mis/decorate.htm
Grave Symbols http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/grave_initials.htm
Graven Images http://www.rootsweb.com/~ote/grave.htm
Death and Symbolism http://www.flash.net/~leimer/symbol.html
Cemetery Symbolism http://www.alsirat.com/symbols/index.html
Tombstone Meanings http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maggieoh/tomb.html
The Limited Encyclopedia of Grave Terminology http://www.alsirat.com/silence/terms.html
Historical and Social Context of Cremation in the U.S. http://www.flash.net/~leimer/cremate1.html
A Timeline for Taphophiles http://www.alsirat.com/silence/cemtime/index.html
Days of Death http://www.alsirat.com/silence/ddays.html

Cemetery How-Tos:
How-to do Tombstone Rubbings http://www.firstct.com/fv/t_stn1.html
How to do Tombstone Rubbings http://www.mindspring.com/~mooregen/tombstone.htm
CGN CEMETERY DO'S & DON'TS http://member.aol.com/ctgravenet/dosdonts.htm
Deciphering Monumental Inscriptions http://www.neep.demon.co.uk/mis/decypher.htm
The Repair & Maintenance of Gravestones http://www.moonrakers.com/repair.htm
Photographs of Monumental Inscriptions http://www.neep.demon.co.uk/mis/photos1.htm
All about Cemeteries and Funeral Homes http://www.familytreemaker.com/00000049.html
Cemetery Protection - Cleaning Gravestones http://www.preserveala.org/cemetery.html
Standards For Transcribing Cemetery Headstones ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/roots-l/genealog/genealog.headston
Recording Cemeteries with digital cameras http://www.interment.net/column/records/digital/digital.htm

Last Words:
GRAVESTONE QUOTES http://member.aol.com/wordplays/graves.html
Tombstone Epitaphs http://www.flash.net/~leimer/epitaph.html
Deadly Superstitions http://www.flash.net/~leimer/super.html
Eccentricities and Tall Tales http://www.flash.net/~leimer/tales.html
Graveyard Poetry http://members.aol.com/iamudolpho/graveyard.html
The Last Words Browser http://www.alsirat.com/lastwords/index.html

Miscelleneous:
The Post Mortem Booklist http://www.alsirat.com/silence/altfunbl.html
The Tombstone Traveller's Guide Bibliography http://www.flash.net/~leimer/biblio.html
Tomb with a View - newsletter http://members.aol.com/TombView/twav.html
Cemetery Clip Art http://209.132.21.210/cemart/index.html
Virtual Pet Cemetery http://www.mycemetery.com/my/pet_menu.html
(As the owner of 10 cats I had to add this one!)
World Wide Cemetery http://www.cemetery.org/
A place for internet users, their families and friends to erect permanent monuments to our dead.

Still haven't had enough?!
Check out:
Cyndi's List - Cemeteries and Funeral Homes
Cemeteries & Obituaries - from Canadian Genealogy and History Links
Tomb With A View Suggested Web Sites http://members.aol.com/TombView/links.html
City of Silence http://alsirat.com/silence/


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