Shawville Rink Co Ltd shares as of May 1914

November 21st, 2017 by Jean

Shares were sold by The Shawville Rink Co Ltd beginning May 1, 1914. The Shares wee sold to Richardson Bros, Dalton Richardson and Ebert Richardson in 1948.

Copies of shares are now in the Pontiac Archives, Shawville, Quebec, donated by Sheila Richardson-McDowell.

Drop in the enjoy reading.

Pontiac Archives Veterans’ Records

October 30th, 2017 by Jean

The Pontiac Archives in Shawville, Quebec, have binders of information, sorted by surname, on military Veterans from the Pontiac County.

If you have a Veteran in your family, please drop into the Archives and check that your family member’s information is included in the records.

The Archives is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm. Phone number 819-647-7013. Email

Nancy Mayhew Edey Family tree

October 17th, 2017 by Jean

The Edey Family Tree has been donated to the Pontiac Archives by Edith Campbell. Please come in and enjoy researching.

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.