What'son the Upper St.John
River Valley pages
I'm planning to add new things to this site:
• 1870 US census of northern Aroostook County
•Early records from St.François Church
•More early records from Ste. Luce parish
• Some info on early settlers and settlements in Victoria
• 1890 US census of veterans in Aroostook County
• More early land grants in the Valley
• Other cool stuff I find on Madawaska
The Most Recent Additions:
13 Jun 2011
20 Jan 2011
- Added newly discovered 1829 Report on the
Sufferers in the Madawaska Settlement, listing of households
affected by the bad harvest, and the amount of relief provided to each household,
undertaken by the Provinical government of New Brunswick. Thanks to Norm DeMerchant
for pointing me in the direction of this report!
10 Jan 2011
20 Dec 2008
6 Mar 2008
11 Jun 2007
7 Jun 2007
4 June 2007
3 June 2007
31 May 2007
- The 1858 census of Ste Luce parish,
which includes Catholic families in what is today Frenchville, Ste Agathe,
Fort Kent, Wallagrass, Eagle Lake, New Canada Plantation in Maine, as well
as St Hilaire and Baker Brook in New Brunswick. Taken in January 1858, this
is a head of household census. Includes online
name index. Aussi en français.
15 Apr 2007
5 Feb 2007
- Online searchable database of burials
at Ste Luce church, Jan 1843-Jan 1860. All burial records recorded
in the Ste Luce parish register during this period. Includes names, dates,
parentes, spouses, places of residence, sometimes cause of death, and other
information. Includes both Simple and Advanced searches.
- Simple search form that searches all
the records of the Ste Luce parish register databases 1843-1860: baptisms,
marriages, burials. Searchable by last names of person(s) baptized, married,
buried, their parents, their spouses. (Before using this search form, please
read background on each type of record, on searching, and on the parish register
24 Jan 2007
18 March 2006
11 February 2006
26 January 2006
- New Guest-book, stored
on my own servers. Emails are automatically hidden from spammers, and you
will be able to search through all messages. Le
livre d'invités est maintenant aussi en
français. I've imported all of the old messages from my old
guest-books at Rootsweb, dating back to January 2002; total of 342 messages
imported. I'm looking forward to new ones arriving!
16 January 2006
- Updated the overall look of the site to make it more user-friendly and readable
(fonts, font size, line height, etc.) Let me know what
- Added New Brunswick Grain Bounty,
York County, 1817-1821 by Norm DeMerchant
- Added Second Report on the Geology of the
Public Lands in Maine, by geologist James T. Hodges Visit to the Allagash,
St.John, St.Francis, Madawaska, and Tobique Rivers, and the St.Lawrence at
Rivière-du-Loup, July-August 1837
- Added First Report on the Geology of the
Public Lands in Maine, by geologist Charles T. Jackson Visit to the
upper St.John, Madawaska, and Tobique Rivers, October 1836
- Put online Detail of 1815 map of Gaspé
Bay, from the David
Rumsey Map Collection, reproduced with permission.
- Put online Detail of 1814 Map of Maritimes:
Border region between New Brunswick, Lower Canada, and Maine, by John
Purdy, from the David
Rumsey Map Collection, reproduced with permission.
- Added "Military Settlements
Survey", instructions to survey land from Grand Falls to Bristol
in today's Victoria and Carleton Counties, courtesy of Norm DeMerchant; and
on the same page the state of those Military Settlements as of July 1822,
with names and dates settled on the land, courtesy of the Carleton Co. GenWeb
- Put online 1844 survey of land claims
in upper St.John and Aroostook River valleys; part of settlement of the border
dispute, Treaty of 1842.
- Added name index for the 1831
Deane and Kavanagh Survey
- Can't get away from that spam! Now they're even spamming guestbooks! To
try to cut down on guestbook spam I've added a feature to the guestbook
form that uses the anti-guestbook spam service of junkeater.com.
- Finished the 1831 census of Kamouraska,
including name and page index (French and English)!
- Added images of census pages for the northern part of Aroostook County
in the 1840 and 1850 census transcriptions. Images are accessible
through links at the top of the transcribed pages.
- Added a page "About this site".
explaining that this site is free and meant to be used for noncommercial private
I am doing this because of the disturbing trend of commercial genealogy sites
to charge people for access to sites like this one that are available for
free and are not meant to be used for commercial purposes. If you're just
doing your own personal research don't worry about this, it's aimed at the
scamming genealogy sites.
- Began putting up transcription of the1831
Census of Lower Canada (Québec), Kamouraska County.
Lots of the people who settled in the Upper St.John River valley
came from Kamouraska County. I'm annotating this transcription
with info on those who eventually moved to the Madawaska region.
- Added page on the Malecite,
the native people of the Madawaska region.
- Added information about the family of Moses
Burleigh and his son Edwin, Governor of Maine, who lived
in Linneus, and who show up in the 1840 and 1850 US censuses
of Aroostook Co.
- Finished the 1850 census!! Added the remaining townships,
all in the southern part of the county: Dayton
Plantation, Bancroft Plantation,
Orient Plantation, Amity,
Number 11 Township, Number 5 Range 3, New
Limerick, Letter A Range
2, and Number 3,Range
2. Includes on-line index of
names for the entire county.
- New address (URL): www.upperstjohn.com. Update
- Switched web host. I profusely apologize to everyone
for the absolutely awful popups that were cluttering this site
when it was at geocities. I have moved the site to a new
web server, Webstrike
Solutions (part of the site is also at Rootsweb
I am using a great little program from InnerPeace.org
called "pagejumper" to seamlessly redirect people to
the new site until they update their bookmarks.
- Reformatted 1850 census indexes into smaller files to allow
for easier loading.
- Switched email format. To avoid getting spammed from my email
links on this site, I have reconfigured the email links using
my address. If you are having trouble with these email links,
something is wrong with your java functions; to email me, click here.
- New main page for 1850 census: http://www.upperstjohn.com/1850/
- Added complete transcription of 1840 US Census of the Madawaska Settlements, Aroostook
Co., Maine on both sides of the St.John River (Madawaska North
includes communities now in New Brunswick), with name index
Return to Upper St.John
Last revised 13 Jun 2011