Ottawa Branch

Ottawa Branch is one of over 30 Branches of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS). The Branch is “responsible” for Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew, Prescott and Russell Counties in Ontario. The Branch consists of members who seek and share information about family history. Its mission is “To encourage, assist and bring together all those interested in the pursuit of family history.” If you want to discover more about your family origins, or how and where to locate information about your ancestors, hundreds of our members will be there to help you.

Memberships and Volunteers

Membership in the Ontario Genealogical Society provides for the ability to join Ottawa Branch. Please refer to the OGS Membership page for complete details.

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Latest Posts

  • Gene-O-Rama Cancelled
    It is with great reluctance during our 50th anniversary celebrations that Ottawa Branch must cancel Gene-O-Rama 2020 due to the escalating concerns over COVID-19.  We have been unable to find an alternate facility that meets our needs for a date later in the year, so reluctantly … Read more
  • All Events Cancelled
    The Ottawa Branch of OGS regrets that due to the ongoing public heath situation all branch related activities including meetings., support at the City of Ottawa Archives and Branch Special Interest Groups have bee cancelled until at least April 5. Visit our Events calendar for details. 
  • Welcome to Our New Site
    This is the new site of the Ottawa Branch of the Society. We hope you like it.  Like many new things, there will be some problems. Some of your favourites will be in new places and some may be missing. Please let us know what you … Read more
  • What Can I Do?
    It’s sure nice to hear that at a meeting: What can I do to help the Branch? Some of us have been on the Board for several years. Check the list in the latest issue of The Ottawa Genealogist to see what positions are vacant. If … Read more
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    Looking for a new challenge for the future? Here’s a way to expand your genealogical network. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity, your assistance would be appreciated.