2016-2017 Closed for the holiday season

November 29th, 2016 by Jean

Closed for the Holiday Season

The Pontiac Archives will close on Thursday, December 14, 2016, at 4 pm and re-open on January 10, 2017, at 9 am.

Lost Splendour of Chats Falls

November 8th, 2016 by Jean

The Lost Splendour of Chats Falls, (in English sounds like “Shaw Falls”) an illustrated history of the Chats Falls, from the ice age to modern times, written by Terence M. Currie, MN.A. Hist. University of Ottawa, 2005, is available at the Pontiac Archives. Please come to 358 Main St, Shawville, Qc, if you would like to read this book.

Whiskey & Wickedness

November 8th, 2016 by Jean

A new book, Volume VI, Whiskey and Wickedness. The Turbulent Square Timber era. Renfrew On, Pontiac, and Gatineau. Quebec, writen by Larry D. Cotton from Perth, Ontario, is available at the Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Quebec, for the public to come in and read.

Walter Brown Collection updated

September 27th, 2016 by Jean

September 2016 the Pontiac Archives received the updated version of the genealogy by Ottawa Valley Genealogist Walter William Brown, Smiths Falls, Ontario. This collection shows mostly Pontiac County families and some from Lanark plus the family tree branches.

There are 273,907 individuals listed and 97,314 marriages, and many clippings, census, headstone photos, just to name a few.

This collection is only available for the public to use for researching at the Pontiac Archives, in Shawville.

Wesley United Cemetery

September 27th, 2016 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives has received a copy in August 2016 for the public to use for research of Wesley United Cemetery, Charteris, Quebec, associated with the Methodist/United Church charges of Clarendon, Yarm and Shawville.

This project undertaken to determine who was buried in the Wesley United Cemetery in Charteris, Quebec began in 2013. Burials in this cemetery are from the 1880s until the present time. It was prepared by Gloria F. Tubman.

160th anniversary Expo Shawville Fair

September 6th, 2016 by Jean

160th anniversary Shawville Fair, 2016 Labour Day Weekend, Sept 1-5. Sara Knox, President of the Pontiac Agricultural Society for the past 4 years, with a board of directors have spent countless hours of planning and organizing all year long to provide a wonderful fair.

The Pontiac Archives has documentation on the many events ready for the researchers.

Open house week and donation of Certificate

July 5th, 2016 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives is open to the public at no charge. The only charge is for photocopies, and scans if you do the research yourself. Volunteers are available to provide you with the material on file.

If you choose to email the Archives and ask for volunteers to do some hours of research on your behalf, the charge is first 1/2 hour of preliminary research is free of charge. Then it is $20.00 per hour, plus costs of shipping.

Open House began today. Hours – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm. Genealogist Walter Brown will be here for the week to help visitors with their family genealogy.

New addition on file is a 1909 Stationary Engineer’s and Fireman’s Certificate, by the inspector of Boilers, James Ray, # 2568.

New brochure is completed listing a sample of the on-site family trees, Key Elements of Cultural Diversity, Heritage Collections and important contact information.

Barber Scrapbook

June 14th, 2016 by Jean

May 11, 2016, Anita Barber Rutledge, from Wakefield, Quebec, donated a copy of the Barber Scrapbook, compiled by Mary Barber Watson Montague, to the Pontiac Archives.

This has information of the descendants of John Barber (1827-1880) and Elizabeth Begley and their eight children.

It is a copy of a scrapbook which was compiled by Mary Jane Wilson Barber who died on November 20, 1930 in her 65th year. Some materials which were saved by her daughter-in-law, Louise Campbell Barber, as well as her children have also been added.

Family identified pictures of Barber and Wilson persons and a photo album are also available for researchers to view.

Donation of documents by Mayfred Horner Dods family

June 14th, 2016 by Jean

June 2016, some documents were donated to the Pontiac Archives such as family history of old families from Clarendon. This is typed and in individual duotangs, as prepared by Rev Father Joseph Gravelle and others. Below is a list:

– Pontiac County, Quebec Early History of French origins families
– History of Onslow, Quyon, Bristol and Eardley Parishes 1908
– The Eades Family, that of Thomas Eades and Margaret Alexander, work of George W Eades of Carleton Place, Ontario
– Pontiac County, Quebec Churches, Vol 1. St Mary’s Parish – early days at Quyon
– St Andrew’s Church, Bristol, Qc, Draft 1 History. Brief history of St Andrew’s Knox and Austin Churches
– Pontiac County, Qc – Prendergast. The Early History of Pontiac Families
– Pontiac County, Qc – Early History Municipalities. Portage du Fort, Pontiac Canal, by Fred Coyne
– Heritage – Eardley Township, by Edgar Reside, The Equity – August 31, 1977
– Ottawa Valley History – Gatineau Bell, by Marion Rogers
– Ruth Scharge, Pontiac Jargon. Valley -ese

– Robert McJanet documentation 1817 – 1891

The Equity available to read on-line

May 3rd, 2016 by Jean

http://www.banq.qc.ca/accueil/

Above is the link to read Digital Collection The Equity on-line issues beginning 1883 to 2010
at Bibliotheque et archives nationales du Quebec.