Ottawa Name Index Search

The Ottawa Name Index is a combined alphabetical index to some of the books held in the library of Ottawa Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society. Care has been taken while indexing the documents but Ottawa Branch cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of the information.

Enter the value you are searching for in the Search box. It will search automatically. You may sort by any column by clicking on the column heading. Click on the green Plus + icon to view all details known about the item.

For for information about names in the branch library refer to this page.

Click for help with searching this search this data

Global search There is a box titled Search at the top of the data.  You can enter multiple words in this search box. Separate the words with spaces. The search will examine EACH record in the database for the existence of all the words. For example, if you type in the words john smith, it will check each record to see if it contains the value john AND the value smith. JOHN is the same as john. Using john smith is the same as smith john. The words you enter will be found in longer words. For example, it will find john in Johnston and smith in Smithsonian. The searched words may not all be in the same field in the record. If you want to search for a phrase or a word with spaces, then put the value in double quotes. Such as “Saint Mary” or “Le Moine”.

Column search Many columns let you search that column for content. There will be a box for text at the top of each searchable column. This search is simpler and the search routine will identify everything that matches exactly what you type, including the order of the words. You can put text in more than one column at a time for a closer search.