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. Refer to Research Inquiries for hours and contact information.

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.

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.

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

Census Records
Local census and church records of baptisms, marriages and burials, and a microfilm reader, are available to aid in genealogical research.

Cemetery Records
Included are the listings of the main burial grounds in Cantley, Chelsea, Lascelles. Low, and Wakefield.

Accessions Inventory
Listing of all holdings of the GVHS archives, including collections on prominent pioneer families and local institutions.

Text Bank
Scanned and key word searchable clippings from local newspapers including many area births, marriages and deaths, and events. Also includes some scanned documents including poems penned by local residents.

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

Oral History
Small collection of digitized and non-digitized tape recordings of local people.