Research Centre

The archives of the GVHS, housed in the lower level of the Chelsea Library, contain a variety of resources available for reference during the archive's office hours. GVHS members, researchers and members of the public are welcome to drop by or make an appointment in advance. The GVHS welcomes research enquiries for information. Please see Contact Us on how to reach us.

GVHS Library and Archives
English and French books of the Gatineau Valley and Outaouais region. Includes some genealogies.

Family Histories
A collection of histories of early settlers of the area. See also the library catalogue under specific family names.

Genealogy and Family Trees
A variety of digitized genealogies and/or family trees for families with connections to the Gatineau Valley that have been collected over the years from diverse sources.

Churches and Cemeteries
History on churches and cemeteries Gatineau Valley and related information.

Places - Towns, Villages and Municipalities
Stories and documents written about Towns, Villages and Municipalities in the Gatineau Valley.

Collection of digitized maps dating back to 1870s and beyond.

Wright Papers
The Wright papers are a collection of over 600 documents held by David F. Wright of Chelsea, Quebec. They are concerned primarily with the business affairs of Philemon Wright (1760-1839) and his son Ruggles Wright (1793-1863.

Pat Evans Corner
This "Corner" honours the contribution of a longtime member of the Society and its first archivist by showcasing some of his local research and writing.

Local Club Archives
Archival information such as newsletters, minutes, lists of directors and board members, articles (stories) about the club, pictures, activities and team events, trophies and more as contributed by local clubs and organizations.