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History of Transportation in Pontiac County

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

A book, written by Gordon “G. Graham, “Suffering from a Want of Communication: A History of Transportation in Pontiac County” is available for research at the Pontiac Archives.
It includes information dating back to 1800s. This book is written in English and in French.

There is also a large collection of materials regarding railroads in the Pontiac and the Ottawa Valley available for research. One file is “Union Village Horse Railway” which is very old.

Railroad – Beachburg subdivision

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

The Pontiac Archives has received recently a 28 page document, donated by Harry Hubley, in October 2015.
It covers the local railway items from Ottawa Papers – Beachburg subdivision.
Articles from 1894 to 2015 are listed.

Open House 2016 July

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Quebec, will host their annual open house, Tuesday, July 5, Wednesday, July 6, and Thursday, July 7, 2016. The hours are 9 am to 4 pm.
For information email: or phone 819-647-7013.

2016 Open House

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Open House in July 2016 dates will be announced later.

2015 Seasonal vacation

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

The Pontiac Archives will be closed for 3 weeks starting Thursday, December 10 at 4 pm and open January 5, 2016, Tuesday at 9 am.
Regular hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Contact email:
Phone: 819-647-7013

Dr George Alexander Purvis

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

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

2015 Open House

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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

July 7, 8, and 9

For more information, email or phone 819