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

2017 Open House

May 9th, 2017 by Jean

Pontiac Archives, 358 Main Street, Shawville, Quebec, will host their 2017 Open House July 4, 5 & 6, 2017, from 9 am – 4:00 pm. Bienvenu/Everyone Welcome. Their will be an amazing collection of local information, current and historical including records.

Researching Your British Home Child

May 9th, 2017 by Jean

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm, hosted by the Pontiac Archives, Main Street, Shawville, Quebec, a presentation will be given by Gloria F Tubman, on researching your British Home Child.

Records indicate that 180 Home Children came to the Pontiac County.

Lost Splendour of Chats Falls

November 8th, 2016 by Jean

The Lost Splendour of Chats Falls, (in English sounds like “Shaw Falls”) an illustrated history of the Chats Falls, from the ice age to modern times, written by Terence M. Currie, MN.A. Hist. University of Ottawa, 2005, is available at the Pontiac Archives. Please come to 358 Main St, Shawville, Qc, if you would like to read this book.

Whiskey & Wickedness

November 8th, 2016 by Jean

A new book, Volume VI, Whiskey and Wickedness. The Turbulent Square Timber era. Renfrew On, Pontiac, and Gatineau. Quebec, writen by Larry D. Cotton from Perth, Ontario, is available at the Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Quebec, for the public to come in and read.

Walter Brown Collection updated

September 27th, 2016 by Jean

September 2016 the Pontiac Archives received the updated version of the genealogy by Ottawa Valley Genealogist Walter William Brown, Smiths Falls, Ontario. This collection shows mostly Pontiac County families and some from Lanark plus the family tree branches.

There are 273,907 individuals listed and 97,314 marriages, and many clippings, census, headstone photos, just to name a few.

This collection is only available for the public to use for researching at the Pontiac Archives, in Shawville.

Wesley United Cemetery

September 27th, 2016 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives has received a copy in August 2016 for the public to use for research of Wesley United Cemetery, Charteris, Quebec, associated with the Methodist/United Church charges of Clarendon, Yarm and Shawville.

This project undertaken to determine who was buried in the Wesley United Cemetery in Charteris, Quebec began in 2013. Burials in this cemetery are from the 1880s until the present time. It was prepared by Gloria F. Tubman.

160th anniversary Expo Shawville Fair

September 6th, 2016 by Jean

160th anniversary Shawville Fair, 2016 Labour Day Weekend, Sept 1-5. Sara Knox, President of the Pontiac Agricultural Society for the past 4 years, with a board of directors have spent countless hours of planning and organizing all year long to provide a wonderful fair.

The Pontiac Archives has documentation on the many events ready for the researchers.