A collection of histories of early settlers of the area. See also the GVHS Library and Archives under specific family names.
The Farmers of West Hull: Connections to the Maxwells of Wakefield - also available as a PDF document 6.2MB
Story of the Maxwells and and related families of Wakefield prepared by D. Jeffrey Brown.
North Shore Of Meech Lake - also available as a PDF document 4.1MB
A short story of some early settler families: La Charité, Farrell, McDonnell, Finnerty, McGrath, Cross and McKelvie, and some early cottager families: Tilley, Hope and Davy by Bill McGee.
Pioneer Settlers in the Western Part of Gatineau Park - also available as a PDF document 7.4MB
The story of early settlements west of Lac LaPêche by Bill McGee.
Settlers Along Lac Mousseau Road in Gatineau Park 1850-1910 - also available as a PDF document 4.8MB
Story of settlements from about 1850 to about 1910-1920 along Meech Lake, Lac Mousseau and Lac Philippe, now in Gatineau Park by Bill McGee.
The Ridge Road Settlers in Gatineau Park 1818-1907+ - also available as a PDF document 1.8MB
Settlements along the Ridge road, now in Gatineau Park, up on what was called Kingsmere mountain by Bill McGee.
Finding Traces of the Early Settlers in Pre-Gatineau Park 5MB and map JPG
Presentation by Bill McGee of early settlers (McCloskey, Ryan, Keogan, Fortune, McKinstry, Dunlop and others) 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.
The 'Jenness Property' at Ramsay's Crossing 7.2MB
A brief illustrated history of the 'Jenness Property' and its neighbourhood by Stuart E. Jenneiss.
Who's Which? 30MB
A Genealogical and Historical Family Record (428 pages). Book published in 1970. Author: Reby (Johnston) Dodds. Genealogical data for the Gatineau Valley families.
The following is a selection of links to other related contents on this website:
- Up the Gatineau! articles
- The Pink and Moffatt Families of Hull, 1822-1938 (published in Volume 1)
- Isaac Cross and His Family (published in Volume 4)
- Brooks Hill (published in Volume 5)
- Asa Meech (published in Volume 7)
- I.B. York - A Man of Many Parts (published in Volume 8)
- The Barry Farm - a Pioneer Homestead (published in Volume 9)
- The Alexander Story (published in Volume 10)
- The Fitzpatrick Family Of North Wakefield (published in Volume 11)
- Origins of the German Settlers in Schwartz and Ladysmith (published in Volume 14)
- Brooks Hill - Low, Québec, Canada — Built 1859 (published in Volume 16)
- The Hetherington Farm (published in Volume 19)
- Browns' Farm (published in Volume 20)
- Philemon Wright (1760-1839) (published in Volume 26)
- Low Down Articles articles
- Landmark property steeped in history
- Pioneer a man on the go well into his 90s
- The Store and Post Office at Simmons
- Alonzo Wright, M.P.
- Brown's farm yields two centuries of history
- Philip Leppard's Blacksmith Shop at Old Chelsea, Quebec
- The Enterprising William Fairbairn
- The Pritchard Homestead, Alcove
- Text Bank clippings