Ottawa Ontario Family History Centre

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Centre, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

The Ottawa Ontario Stake Family History Centre has been serving the Ottawa valley community since 1984. Visit our website for more details about our collection at

Location Map:'

  • 1017 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3K1
  • Free parking is available, please use the back door to access the centre.

Phone: +1-613-800-4250


Open Hours:

  • Tuesdays to Thursdays:9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Friday:6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Saturday: Second & fourth Saturdays of the month - 9:30am to::12:30pm
  • CLOSED during Christmas

Events in 2017:

Voices from the Dust - Ottawa's RootsTech (a FREE family history conference), on May 20, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm, at 1017 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. The theme for this is on "My Family - My Heritage."

See our website for details at

Events in 2016:

Voices from the Dust - Ottawa's RootsTech (a FREE family history conference), on June 18, 2016 from 1pm to 5pm, at 1017 Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa, Ontario. The theme for this year is on "Records Defining Our Past."

Centre Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: Patrons attending this family history centre may order microfims and microfiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog online ordering at FamilySearch Film. Before placing online order remember to check if there is a digital copy of the record available on website or if a copy may already be at the family history centre as part of our collection. Use the search engine on our local website to see what we have in our local collection at Ottawa Ontario Stake Family History Center .
  • Civil indexes and registrations, parish records, census records, emigration records, war death records, books, CD's, periodicals, and cartographic materials. For more details about our collection please refer to our website.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • Complete Pedigree Resource File collection (discs 1 to 149)

Hardware and Equipment

  • Computers, printers, photocopiers, microfilm and microfiche readers and a microfilm/microfiche scanner/copier.

Centre Services

Self-serve reference library where temple and family history consultants can assist you in your research endeavours. Come and discover the resources of the Family History Centre Services Online Portal featuring:

  • 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archives
  • Access Newspaper Archives
  • Ancestry
  • FamilyHistoryLink
  • The Genealogist
  • Heritage Quest Online
  • Historic Map Works Library Edition
  • World Vital Records
  • Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War: Research Database, Letters and Diaries, Images and Photographs

We offer FREE family history classes on Wednesday mornings. Please register in advance at the family history centre for the family history classes.

Staff Research Specialties

British Isles, Portugal, Germany, Canada; Eastern Provinces, Quebec and Ontario.

Resources and Links in the Local Area

Local Genealogy Blogs:

Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections: Canada's Link

Local Societies and Archives:

British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa: Link

City of Ottawa Archives: Link

Library and Archives Canada: Link

Ontario Genealogical Society: Link

Ottawa Branch - Ontario Genealogical Society: Link

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Ottawa: Link

Ukrainian Genealogy Group - National Capital Region - Canada:Link

Société de généalogie de l'Outaouais: Link

Volunteer at the Centre

If you are interested in being a volunteer at this centre please contact the temple and family history consultant - centre we would like to meet you!

Volunteering for FamilySearch Indexing

Volunteer to participate in helping to save the records from our past at familysearch indexing, it can be done in the comfort of your home, one person can make a differnce! FamilySearch Indexing Link: Link

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