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GVHS Presentations

Presentation materials provided by speakers at GVHS Events.

Finding Traces of the Early Settlers in Pre-Gatineau Park (pdf 5.1MB) 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. Some of the still-familiar family names include McCloskey, Ryan, Keogan, Fortune, McKinstry and Dunlop.

"O'Neil House: the Great Move!" Talk by Élisabeth Veyrat and Thierry Boyer (pdf 6.3MB) - September 2014 (Newsletter 2014-03)
Their talk and slideshow presentation delves into the history of O'Neil House and their attempts to bring it back to its former appearance.

2012 Archives Open House and Annual General Meeting (AGM) (pdf 21.5MB) - February 2012 (Newsletter 2012-01)
Presentation of some of our recent acquisitions of digital images, review of changes to the GVHS website including our new design, remembering Eddie Quipp, dedication of online resources and the Pat Evans Archives of the Gatineau Valley Historical Society, and Cantley 1889.

Radon in the Gatineau (pdf 1.9MB) 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 ( pdf 2.7MB) - 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 (ppt 8.9MB) - 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.

Gatineau Valley Historical Society Archives Open House (ppt 12.6MB) - February 2011 - (Newsletter 2011-01)
Presentation by Marc Cockburn of the revised GVHS web site.

Cascades Club 90th Birthday - November 2010 - February 2011 - (Newsletter 2010-04)
A slide presentation at the Cascades Club in honor of its 90th birthday party on November 20, 2010, developed with the assistance of Linda Bardell and presented by R.J. Hughes.