Archive for January, 2011

Municipality of Shawville and Lamothe family web sites

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

 

http://www.town.shawville.qc.ca/  This is a new web page for the Municipality of Shawville.  It is well worth the time to read all about this town, available in English and French. Information is available from the weather today, links to Pontiac Archives, Museum, Library, Churches, council minutes, information on by-laws, fire department, garbage and upcoming events to name a few.

Local taxpayers are welcome at the Archives to read this material if they need access to a computer.

http://lamothefamily.com/   This is a web site with great information on many familes.

The Pontiac Archives is the recipent of 87 pages of information on the Lamothe Family. This binder also contains family history of the Derouin, Paquin, Turgeons, Doherty,  Barrand, Marcotte, and many other families of Calumet Island, Qc, also known as L’Ile-du-Grand-Calumet, Qc.   This was produced by Mike Lamothe.

The story takes place commencing at 1850.  The family tree section of the binder goes back to 1811.

There is an interview of Willie Lamothe, son of Francis, grandson of Joachim and Mary, conducted by his son, Ross Lamothe shortly before Willie’s death.

This material is printed out and placed in a binder at the Archives available for researchers to visit and work with.