Lariviere and Gravelle family trees

November 21st, 2017 by Jean

Colleen Lariviere, Mayor of Campbell’s Bay, Qc, donated two family trees of her parents, Jean Guy Lariviere and his wife Annette Gravelle.

Dorcas Sparling, Pontiac Archives Volunteer, prepared a binder including the descendants of Francis Sr Lariviere. Almost 200 Pontiac family names are listed.

Woolsey family genealogy

November 21st, 2017 by Jean

The Ireland Family Genealogy 1821 – 2017 was donated to the Pontiac Archives September 2017, by Joseph Grant Woolsey. Included is the death of Bryan Murray. Mr Woolsey’s mother Gertrude was the fourth member of the Robert Ireland family of six sons and six daughters. One was Joseph Grant Woolsey who donated this family tree.

The Ireland families all were born in North Onslow, Quebec. The heritage renovated home and farm is occupied by family.

Shawville Rink Co Ltd shares as of May 1914

November 21st, 2017 by Jean

Shares were sold by The Shawville Rink Co Ltd beginning May 1, 1914. The Shares wee sold to Richardson Bros, Dalton Richardson and Ebert Richardson in 1948.

Copies of shares are now in the Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Quebec, donated by Sheila Richardson-McDowell.

Drop in the enjoy reading.

2017-2018 closed for the holiday season

November 7th, 2017 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Qc, will be closed for the holiday season as of Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 4 pm,
to Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 9 am.

Pontiac Archives Veterans’ Records

October 30th, 2017 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives in Shawville, Quebec, have binders of information, sorted by surname, on military Veterans from the Pontiac County.

If you have a Veteran in your family, please drop into the Archives and check that your family member’s information is included in the records.

The Archives is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm. Phone number 819-647-2004. Email

Nancy Mayhew Edey Family tree

October 17th, 2017 by Jean

The Edey Family Tree has been donated to the Pontiac Archives by Edith Campbell. Please come in and enjoy researching.

July 1 2017 — Canada Day

June 23rd, 2017 by Jean

Look for the entry of the Pontiac Archives in the Canada Day Parade.

Canada 150 Street Fair- Shawville, Pontiac Archives particiating

June 23rd, 2017 by Jean

Pontiac Archives, 358 Main Street, Shawville, Friday, June 30, 10 am to 4 pm. Outside or inside displays.

Duplicate local High School Year Books for sale, many years – All proceeds going to the Archives.

Unknown pictures — Please help us identify them.

Local Books for sale — All proceeds going to the Archives.

All workers at the Archives are volunteers. Donations appreciated.

Pontiac Archives 2017 Open House

June 23rd, 2017 by Jean

Open House 2017 for Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Quebec, will be Tuesday – Thursday, July 4, 5, and 6, 9 am – 4 pm.
Everyone welcome. Lots of new material available.

Researching your family history

June 23rd, 2017 by Jean

Researching Your Family History

Thursday July 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Pontiac Archives, 358 Main Street, Shawville

Information Session led by Gloria F. Tubman

Researching Family History will offer advice, gained through 30 years of research, on
– how to start researching your family history,
– success in uncovering interesting information,
– pitfalls one can encounter, and
– resources available at the Pontiac Archives and elsewhere.

Gloria F. Tubman will have available copies of her just released book, A Genealogists’
Guide to Researching BRITISH HOME CHILDREN