Rural Diary Archive (Ottawa)

Date(s) - Sat, Nov 18, 2023
13:00 - 14:30

City of Ottawa Archives


Title: Rural Diary Archive

Speaker: Catharine A. Wilson (via Zoom from Guelph)

Details: The Rural Diary Archive website brings together the work of over 200 diarists (1820-1960) across Ontario. It encourages users to learn about the authors, easily search fully transcribed diaries in the collection and help transcribe handwritten ones. This presentation explores several Eastern Ontario diaries in the collection, the nature of diary writing, and the ways you can use diaries for your own research.

When: 18 Nov 2023 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time

You are invited to a Hybrid meeting – a chance to network with other genealogists in person or to watch in your jammies.  It’s your choice.

We will be live in the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (Room 115). Please bring your “bag” lunch and join us at 12:30 to meet and chat with other local genealogists. You never know what you can learn talking to others. You may even help another family historian! No need to bring dessert as we will have cookies, as well as coffee & tea.

We will also be using Zoom to webcast if you cannot join us in person. Register in advance for this Zoom presentation:

All Ottawa Branch monthly presentations are open to the public at no charge so bring a friend new to genealogy!