Ottawa Branch meetings are now being shown as a calendar that is available by going to the home page.
Monthly Branch meetings, are open to the public and are held at 1pm on Saturday afternoons, except in July and August, at the City of Ottawa Central Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive (near Woodroffe). Announcements of the place, date and guest speakers for the monthly meetings are listed in the Ottawa Branch News, on this website, notice boards of local libraries and in the media.
Prior to the meeting, we usually have a half hour for socialization with coffee, juice and cookies. The meeting starts with a short business session of announcements and reports by the Chair and certain committee coordinators. Guests and new members are welcomed, and asked to identify themselves and the various surnames they are researching. At the end of the business session, a guest speaker or special activity on topics of interest to the members is introduced.
The annual Ryan Taylor Memorial Lecture in October will hopefully remain at Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, for the foreseeable future.
Free parking is available to the south of the building with access from Tallwood Drive, to the west of Woodroffe Ave.
Tallwood Drive is just south of the Peter D. Clark Long-Term Care Home, just west of Woodroffe Avenue and not far from the Nepean Centrepointe Library. There is free parking to the south of the building, accessed from Tallwood Drive. Transitway routes 94 Woodroffe / Millennium, and 95 Barrhaven / Orleans stop at the building. Local bus routes 156, 172, 174, and 178 are also available.