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Ormstown Union Cemetery, located a short distance outside of the Village of Ormstown, Quebec, was established in 1890 (the first burial was on Nov 8, 1890) to serve the needs of the protestant churches in that community. It is a large, well maintained, cemetery that is owned by a non-profit corporation and managed by a volunteer committee.
This name index and collection of pictures is the first step in a project to document the burials in this cemetery. Unfortunately the existing documentation is limited to ownership records and no burial records were kept until 1996. At the time that the cemetery was opened in 1890, there were 3 other protestant cemeteries in the Village of Ormstown (or Durham as it was called prior to 1890). Many of the stones and possibly some of the remains from two of these cemeteries, St-Paul's Presbyterian Burying Ground and St-Johns Methodist Graveyard, were moved to the new Union cemetery but there are no existing records of who or what was moved. This makes the documentation of the Union Cemetery particularly difficult