Dr George Alexander Purvis

September 29th, 2015 by Jean

Recently acquired Dr George Alexander Purvis documents including family tree. He was a well-known medical doctor, active in the community, owned the lived in the Stone building, built in the mid 1800s in Portage du Fort, Quebec.

McCrea family tree

September 29th, 2015 by Jean

McCrea family – Descendants of William McCrea born about 1796 in Ireland, probably in County Fermanagh, died 13 December 1865 in Clarendon Township Quebec, Canada.

Relatives of Hodgins, Sturgeon, Merrifield, Alexander, Schwartz, Craig, , just to name a few.

Ile du Grand Calumet map

September 29th, 2015 by Jean

Map Accusition: Ile du Grand Calumet, Quebec, Edition 1 – JLC, produced from National topographic system layout.
Possibility of producing a map tailored to your regions, your lake or hunting property.

Lamothe and Motard Descendants

September 29th, 2015 by Jean

New acquisitions: Descendants de Joachim Lamothe, 25 pages
Descendants de Louis Motard 377 pages.

2015 Open House

April 14th, 2015 by Jean

2015 Open House
Pontiac Archives
358 Main Street
Shawville Qc, J0X 2Y0

July 7, 8, and 9

For more information, email archives@pontiacarchives.org or phone 819

Chief’s Footstep by Rick Blanchard

February 17th, 2015 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives has the book “The Chief’s Footsteps”, a social and natural history based on the life and times of Roy Peck of Danford Lake, Quebec, written by Rick Blanchard, First Edition 2014. This book contains about 400 pages. It is available to purchase at The Equity office in Shawville, Qc, or use for researching at the Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Qc.

English – Polish dictionaries

February 17th, 2015 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives recently received as a donation two Dictionaries.
English-Polish-Kashub Dictionary by Stanislaw Frymark and one by Julian Kulas, a brief non-selective overview of Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.

Elgin Matthew Smith

February 17th, 2015 by Jean

Elgin Matthew Smith, 1925 – 1992.
David Smith, son of the above, from Welland, Ontario, donated to the Pontiac Archives the life story as written by his father. There are 90 pages. It is here for researchers. Do drop in and read it.

Dr Keith MacLellan – Member of Order of Canada

February 17th, 2015 by Jean

December 26, 2014, Dr Keith MacLellan was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, for his contributions to advancing rural medicine in Canada. His family goes back seven generations locally in Pontiac County. Doctor MacLellan is a founding member of the group now known as the Society of Rural Physicians. The National Head Office is in Shawville, Quebec.

20th century Pontiac doctors honored

February 17th, 2015 by Jean

Pontiac Physicians of the 20th Century,is a book at the Pontiac Archives to use for researching, produced by The Pontiac Medical Historical Society in 2014.

It is a collection honouring the doctors who have served the Pontiac since before the beginning of the 20th Century and includes Dr Simon Joseph McNally who practiced from 1895-1948 serving the communities of Campbell’s Bay, Bryson, Calumet Island, Vinton, Otter Lake and Fort Coulonge.
Doctors included in the collection are Dr Odillon Beaudry, Dr Frank C Cowley, Dr Gerald Robert Green, Dr Edward Bruce Horner, Dr Robert Murray Hudson, Dr Harold C Keon, Dr Harold Laycock, Dr S E McDowell, Dr Simon Joseph McNally, Dr C F C Poweles, and Dr Haddon Rabb.