Murdock’s descendants

March 13th, 2014 by Jean Smith

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 Smith

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 Smith

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 Smith

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 Smith

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 Smith

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.

400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s 1613 landing at Desjardinsville

June 11th, 2013 by Jean Smith

The largest flotilla of boats, kayaks and canoes ever assembled on the Upper Ottawa River between I’Isle-Aux-Allumettes and Pembroke will be take place on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Launching for free will take place from Fort William and Desjardinsville on the Quebec side and from Pembroke Marina and Petawawa Point on the Ontario side. A family picnic will be held at the Desjardinsville marina from 11 am to 7 pm. Boats must pre-register.
Info at 819-689-2410 or www.isle-aux-allumettes.com.

This event will be recorded at the Pontiac Archives as well as all other events pertaining to the 400th anniversary celebration.

Everyone Welcome- Open House 2013

June 11th, 2013 by Jean Smith

Pontiac Archives — 2013 Open House. Everyone welcome.

Drop by and meet with our helpful Archives Volunteers.

When: July 2, 3 & 4, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at 358 Main St, Shawville, Qc

An Amazing Collection of Local Information, Current and Historical including records on:

- Early Families and Family Trees, births, marriages and deaths;

- Towns, Businesses, Churches and Social Events;

- Various Sports Leagues through the Years,

- Local Participation in key Military Engagements, and much more.

Don’t have a family tree? Let our volunteers help you start one.

Marius Barbeau collection of French Traditional Songs

November 13th, 2012 by Jean Smith

The Marius Barbeau collection of French Traditional Songs, 3 volumes, donated by Armand Ducharme are available for the public to read and enjoy in the Library at the Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Qc.

Great Britain’s Woodyards & Architectural Heritage of the Pontiac

November 13th, 2012 by Jean Smith

Great Britain’s Woodyards  and Architectural Heritage of the Pontiac donated by Patrick McGahern  are available for the public to read and enjoy in the Library at the Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Qc.