GVHS Presentations

Presentation materials provided by speakers at GVHS Events.

Gatineau Valley North: Settled for Forests and Fortunes - May 2014
Early settlements of the upper Gatineau Valley.

Finding Traces of the Early Settlers in Pre-Gatineau Park PDF Document 5.1 MB and map - April 2019 (Newsletter 2019-01)
Research by Bill McGee of early settlers from the 1800s — mainly Irish families who settled along Ridge Road (now Trail 1) and who farmed most of the high land between Kingsmere Road and Wolf Trail.

"O'Neil House: the Great Move!" PDF Document 6.3 MB - September 2014 (Newsletter 2014-03)
Presentation by Élisabeth Veyrat and Thierry Boyer on the History of O'Neil House and their attempts to bring it back to its former appearance.

Radon in the Gatineau PDF Document 1.8 MB November 2011 - (Newsletter 2011-04)
Handout from Dr. Don Hogarth, geology professor and author, who spoke to GVHS members and friends about radon and radioactivity in the Gatineau Valley. Includes detailed maps.

Researching Military Family History - October 2011 - (Newsletter 2011-04)
Presentation by Carol Reid from the Canadian War Museum on military genealogy, including a comprehensive introduction to on-line resources related to Canadian military service records.

Gatineau Valley Postal History PDF Document 1.5 MB - September 2011 - (Newsletter 2011-03)
Presentation by Pascal LeBlond of Library and Archives Canada, titled a "Postal History of the Gatineau Valley", detailing the various reference documents available to any member of the public interested in researching this topic.

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