Acton Smiley descendants visit

June 10th, 2014 by Jean

 

            The descendants of Acton Smiley and Maggie (Sparling) visited the Pontiac in May,  2014. They originally lived on a farm at Moorhead and had 6 sons and 4 daughters.

Before arriving in Shawville, they visited several cemeteries in the Pontiac County.

On Tuesday May 6th about 16 of the relatives spent the day researching their families at the Pontiac Archives.

Walter Brown from Smith’s Falls and Gloria Tubman, two genealogists, as well as the regular volunteers at the Archives, helped them with their research.

Betty Scharff from Wetaskiwin, Alberta, also came on Wednesday. She had been at the Pontiac Archives before and donated Lucas and Mohr family tree binders.

Robert Wills, representative from the Museum escorted the Smiley group to the Museum for a guided tour.   They were impressed with the collection of materials.

Besides donating books and binders, they donated a CD-R disc containing genealogy records on the James D Smiley family up to May 5, 2014.

 

 

Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Qc, Open House July 2014

June 10th, 2014 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives will host “Open House” in July on Tuesday, July 8,  Wednesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 10th.

Hours:  9 am – 4 pm.  Open over lunch hour.

Weather permitting, there will be displays outside on the Main Street.

Indoors, there is unlimited amount of material to research genealogy, logging, fairs, schools, churches, Women’s Institutes, Lions and Lionettes Club, and other service clubs, hospitals, to name a few.

Walter Brown will be a guest to help with family history and genealogy questions.   The Pontiac Archives has the complete collection by Mr Brown and it is downloaded on 3 computers for use by the public.

Please drop in to visit.

 

Pontiac Archives is open on a regular basis Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm  with volunteers available to assist the public.

The address is 358 Main St, Shawville, Qc, J0X 2Y0.   Email:  archives@pontiacarchives.org.  Phone 819-647-7013

A Pontiac County Pioneer- John Christian Mohr

May 27th, 2014 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives has received a donation of the book entitled “A Pontiac County Pioneer, John Christian Mohr and Descendants, 1792 – 2003.

This book was published by Carol (Mohr) Bradley Grace (Mohr) Vuori.

John Christian Mohr, 1792-1868 is buried at Mohr’s Cemetery – Onslow Township, Pontiac County, Quebec.

Lucas family history, dating from 1160

May 27th, 2014 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives has recently received a book for their Family Tree Library to be used by the public for research. The book “Lucas Family History, England-North Ireland-Canada, United States” was donated by Betty Scharff from Wetaskiwin, Alberta. It contains 296 pages of material.

It was written by Jaclyn Lucas Keasler Helmke, 8 April 2008, from San Antonio, Texas. It begins with (7237) Lucas born about 1160, at Westley, England, and about 1225 at England, married spouse unknown.

Murdock’s descendants

March 13th, 2014 by Jean

The latest addition to the Pontiac Archives geneology library includes the book “Murdock’s of County Mayo Ireland, written by Perry Murdock, 57 Outaouais Street, Portage du Fort, Quebec, J0X 2T0. It contains 338 pages.
Descendants of James Murdock & Honora Tunny, John Murdock & Anna Tunny, Ellen Murdock & Patrick Major — The Murdock’s immigrated to Canada in around 1833. Persons moved to Onslow, Quebec in 1841.

Elliott family tree

March 12th, 2014 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives received, as a donation from Margaret Elliott Gerber, the family tree of the Elliott Line of Robert John Alfred Elliott & Minnie Adeline Bertha Eades.

It is in loose leaf form so that its contents may be photocopied.

It contains five types of charts: Ancestral Lineage Chart; Family Chart; Biographical & Historical Chart; Relationship Chart and Line Chart.

The Pontiac Archives is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9am – 4 pm.

2013 Holiday Season closing

November 12th, 2013 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Qc, will close for the holiday season Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 4 pm and open Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9 am.

2014 regular open hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 am – 4 pm.

240,000 names on new version of Walter Brown Collection

August 27th, 2013 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives received the 2013 updated version of Pontiac family genealogies with over 240,000 names from the Walter Brown Collection. Some records from other counties are listed.

This is digitalized on a computer at the Pontiac Archives at 358 Main Street, Shawville, QC, for use by researchers visiting the Archives. It is an exclusive collection.

This is well worth the time to check out and staff at the Pontiac Archives are always available to help volunteers with the computer if necessary.

The Pontiac Archives is operated by volunteers and is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Check this website for any updates to opening hours.
The Pontiac Archives usually closes for a couple weeks over the Christmas holiday season.

Hours open as of August 2013

August 27th, 2013 by Jean

August, 2013
Pontiac Archives, 358 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec
Hours Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily

Flotilla calls for 400 boats

June 11th, 2013 by Jean

The largest flotilla of boats, kayaks and canoes ever assembled on the Upper Ottawa River between L’Isle-Aux-allumettes and Pembroke will take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013.

This is to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s 1613 landing at Morrison Island on the Ottawa River just west of Chapeau, Quebec.

Launching for free is available from Fort William and Desjardinsville on the Quebec side and Pembroke Marina and Petawawa Point on the Ontario side.

Boats must pre-register.

A family picnic will be at Desjardinsville marina from 11 am to 7 pm.