Archive for April, 2012

Old Bibles are valuable

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Sometimes people bring Bibles to the Pontiac Archives.  They are very interesting for genealogical information for our records.

We receive too many Bibles and they take up too much storage space.  We do not take any more Bibles but we recommend that they be sent to the Christian Salvage Mission which is located in Hamilton.  They deliver Bibles to Christian Missions around the world.

If you have a Bible that you want to give away, let us see the Bible at the Pontiac Archives so that we can scan the vital information.   Then deliver it to Mr Schlievert who will send them to Hamilton:   

Christian Salvage Mission, c/o M. Roy Schlievert, 3 Edward St., Arnprior, Ontario.   Phone 613-623-2476


Books worth exploring

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The book “The Robert J Davidson Family, of Davidson, Quebec and Ottawa, Ontario, by John Davidson Dunfield” was first printed in 1994, revised in 2003 and is available at the Pontiac Archives for researchers to use.


The book Logging and Lumbering in the Ottawa Valley, Lumber Kings & Shantyment  is available for purchase at $24.95 at bookstores.  It contains the most authorative information on the Ottawa Valley lumber industry.