Clippings from local newspapers of area births, marriages and deaths, and events, as well as poems by local residents, and other memorabilia.
Basic search uses a single search term.
Advanced search uses operators AND, OR and NOT.
+ stands for AND
eg: +wakefield +death
Find items that contain both wakefield and death
- stands for NOT
eg: +wakefield -death
find items that contain wakefield but not death
find items that contain wakefield and 1948 but not death
[no operator] implies OR
eg: wakefield death
Find items that contain wakefield and/or death
* truncation (or wildcard)
eg: boat* includes boats and boating
" " Exact phrase
eg: "wakefield mill"
Find items that contain the phrase Wakefield Mill
The GVHS Text Bank was initiated by Linda Bardell, following her donation of many Cross family clippings and documents. Another significant early source for the Text Bank was Sterling Brown's donation of his family scrapbooks. These scrapbooks contained newspaper clippings, collected over several decades, of many local births, marriages, deaths and other Gatineau Valley events. Archives volunteers are now scanning the thousands of clippings and the genealogical information in the Pat Evans fonds. The Text Bank currently holds more than 6,000 items.
When searching the Text Bank, start with a simple search, like 'Cross'. If your search turns up too many results, try adding a term that will narrow the field, like 'Stanley' or 'Wakefield' and 'school', or 'Cross' and 'marriage'. See search help for further tips. Note that some clippings may have several pages.