Ottawa Area Repositories

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confirm the hours and that the material you want will be available. In some cases, an appointment is mandatory as the repository is open limited hours.

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NameMailing AddressContact Info
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa ArchivesArchivist
Anglican Diocese of Ottawa
71 Bronson Ave
Ottawa, ON K1R 6G6
tel: (613) 232-7124 ext 234
fax: (613) 232-7088
email: [email protected]
Archives of the University of Ottawa100, Marie-Curie (corner of King Edward) Room 012
P.O. 450, Stn. A
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
tel: (613) 562-5750
fax: (613) 562-5198
email: [email protected]
Arnprior McNab Braeside Archives 21B Madawaska St.
Arnprior ON K7S 1R6
(lower level of the Arnprior Public Library)
tel: 613-623-0001
email:  [email protected]
Beechwood Cemetery Foundation280 Beechwood Avenue
P.O. Box 7025

Ottawa ON K1L 8E2
tel : 613 741-9530
fax : 613 741-8584
email: [email protected].
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)855, boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau Québec J8T 8H9tel: 819 568-8798
fax: 819 568-5933
email: [email protected]
Billings Estate National Historic Site2100 Cabot Street
Ottawa, ON K1H 6K1
tel: 613-247-4830
fax: 613-247-4832
British Isles Family History Society of Greater OttawaP.O. Box 38026
Ottawa, ON K2C 3Y7
Tel: (613) 234-2520
Bytown Museum1 Canal Lane
Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6
tel: 613-234-4570
email: [email protected]
C. Robert Craig Memorial LibraryCity of Ottawa Archives
c/o City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave West
Ottawa, ON  K1P 1J1
Library housed at the City of Ottawa Archives (see below)
[email protected]
Canadian Genealogy Centre395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4
Carleton University Library1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON   K1S 5B6
City of Ottawa Archives100 Tallwood Dr. (Corner of Woodroffe)
Ottawa, Ontario
Mailing address:
City of Ottawa Archives
c/o City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa Ontario K1P 1J1
Mail Code: 443
tel.: 613-580-2857
fax: 613-580-2614
e-mail: [email protected]
City of Ottawa Archives, Gloucester Branch4550 Bank Street
Gloucester, Ontario K1T 3W6
tel: 613-822-2076 (open by appointment only) 
City of Ottawa Archives, Rideau Township Branch6581 Fourth Line Road (Main Street)
North Gower, Ontario
tel: 613-489-2926
email: [email protected]
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland, ON K4C 1E6tel: 613-833-3059
email: [email protected]
Goulbourn Historical Society & Museum2064 Huntley Road
P.O. Box 621
Stittsville, ON  K2S 1A7
tel.: 613-831-2393
email: [email protected]
Historical Society of OttawaPO Box 523, Station “B”
Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6
Library in the Bytown Museum building
Library open to the researching public by appointment.
Huntley Township Historical SocietyBox 313
Carp, Ontario K0A 1L0
Email: [email protected]
Lanark County ArchivesP.O. Box 512
Perth, ON K7H 5K4
1920 Concession 7 Road, Drummond Centre, Ontario
tel: 613-267-2232 
Leeds & Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical SocietyP.O. Box 536
Brockville, ON K6V 5V7
Brockville Museum
5 Henry St, Brockville
Library and Archives Canada395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4
tel: (613) 996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll free in Canada and the US)
fax: (613) 995-6274
genealogy reference: (613) 996-7458
Nepean Museum16 Rowley Avenue
Nepean, ON K2G 1L9
tel: 613-723-7936
email: [email protected]
Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum7814 Laurence Street
P.O. Box 74
Vernon, ON K0A 3J0
tel.: 613-821-4062
email: [email protected]
Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical SocietyP.O. Box 8346
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3H8
Library housed at the City of Ottawa Archives (see above)
Ottawa Family History Centre1017 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontariotel: (613) 224-2231
Ottawa Jewish Archives21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON K2A 1R9
tel.: 613-798-4696, ext. 260
fax: 613-798-4695
e-mail: [email protected]
Ottawa Public LibraryMain Branch:
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
Nepean Centrepointe:
101 Centrepointe
Ottawa, ON K2G 5K7
Main Branch: (613) 580-2945
Nepean Centrepointe: (613) 580-2710
Ottawa Public Library, Ottawa Room Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2
tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 32159
Ottawa-Carleton Land Registry OfficeCourt House
161 Elgin Street 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K2P 2K1
tel: (613) 239-1230
fax: (613) 239-1422
Pinhey’s Point Historic Site270 Pinhey’s Point Road, Dunrobin, ON K0A 1T0tel: 613 832-1249
email: [email protected]
Réseau du patrimoine franco-ontarien (formerly Société franco-ontarienne de l’histoire et de la généalogie) Samuel-de-Champlain branch2445 St Laurent Blvd
Local B-181
Ottawa ON K1G 6C3
tel: 613-729-5769
email: [email protected]
Rideau Township Historical SocietyBox 56
North Gower, ON, K0A 2T0
Sir Guy Carleton Branch, United Empire Loyalists’ Association of CanadaP.O. Box 5104
1547 Merivale Road
Nepean, ON K2C 3H4
Library housed at the City of Ottawa Archives (see above)
tel: (613) 225-6377
email: CarletonUEL(at)
Société de généalogie de l’Outaouais email: [email protected]
Ukrainian Genealogy Group
National Capital Region
 tel: (613) 731-1870 (evenings)
email: [email protected]
United Church of Canada Archives, Montreal/Ottawa Conference Ottawa PresbyteryCity of Ottawa Archives
c/o City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave West
Ottawa, ON  K1P 1J1
Library housed at the City of Ottawa Archives (see above)
tel: 613-580-2857
email: [email protected]
University of Ottawa Library65 University Priv
Ottawa, ON  K1N 6N5
email: [email protected]
Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical GroupPO Box 972
Pembroke ON  K8A 7M5
Library: 222 Dickson Street, Pembroke ON
email: [email protected]

3 Comments on “Ottawa Area Repositories

  1. Good afternoon, I am looking for information on the Jordan family who settled in Lanark County around 1845; they immigrated from County Longford, Ireland. Parent’s names were William Jordan & Mary Jane Galen (Gilling). Their three children Margaret 1846; Elizabeth 1847; Johnston 1851 were born in the Pakenham area before moving to Clarke Twp., Durham County, Ontario. Their marriage was in 1845 • [National Archive of Ireland research guide to Church of Ireland (Anglican) parish registers Religion Church of England.] William’s father was Thomas Jordan from County Longford, Ireland. Thank you for your help,

    • Good afternoon,

      Your query concerning the William and Mary Jane (neé Galen/Gilling) Jordan family of Pakenham and Durham Co., Ontario has come to me for reply.

      The volunteers at Ottawa Branch – Ontario Ancestors of the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) are not able to do research for you but will make suggestions to help you further your own. In pre-Covid-19 times, researchers who were able to come into the Ottawa Archives in person to access the collection could be assisted by Ottawa Branch volunteers at most times, however presently not until January 2021.

      Hopefully some of the following suggestions may lead you to some useful information:
      • Ottawa Branch’s online catalogue:
      Volunteers work to upload the names found in documents in the Ottawa collection to contribute to the The Ontario Names Index (TONI)
      • TONI (The Ontario Names Index):
      TONI is a finding aid to all Ontario branch’s collections to help researchers find people they are researching, with access information.
      • Lanark County Genealogy Society:
      Historical societies often have unique documents very specific to their local area and unavailable elsewhere.
      • Durham County Regional Branch (OGS):
      The Durham Branch will have documents most pertinent to their region.
      • Bytown or Bust:
      For general background on how Pakenham, Ontario was developed and some searchable names and locations.
      • Library and Archives Canada:
      Listing of genealogical researchers for hire and their area of specialty.

      Please feel free to contact us again, if we can be of further assistance and good luck with your research.


      Margaret Patenaude
      Inquiries Coordinator
      Ottawa Branch – Ontario Ancestors
      Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS)

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