Getting Started

An outline of aids for the beginner who is overwhelmed by all of this stuff.

Genealogical Inquiries

Notes on what our volunteers can do for some of your Ottawa Carleton inquiries.


On-line database of cemetery indexes

Library Holdings

On-line catalog of the Ottawa Branch Library holdings

Ottawa Name Index

On-line index of family names from Ottawa Branch Library holdings

1851 Irish Census

This is a collection of the surviving records from the 1851 census of Ireland.

Military FAQ

This is a collection of contact information for Canadian military records.

Ottawa Repositories

This is a collection of Ottawa Repositories useful to genealogists.

  1. Hello: I am trying to find information re Anthony Cooke born 1793ca in Castlebar, co mayo ireland. His wife Catherine Henneghan,Cooke born in 1813ca in Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland. They were married October 4, 1833 in Castlebar, Ireland. In the 1851 census they were in Richmond, Carleton County Ontario.
    Their children,Anthony, John, Catherine, and Susanna were showing in the 1851 census. I have no record of this family after 1851. These are my great, great, great, grandparents Gower Ontario has been mentioned as their address. Would you have any info like address, death, their family members in Ontario and any other information you might have. A reply would be appreciated. Thank you.


  2. I’m interested in early records of the Prescott area Blue Church. I know it burned down in a fire in 1840 marriage, Baptismal, and death records from 1812-1820 .. anyone know if there are any?


  3. I was in touch several years ago with a member of your society who was researching his Duncan roots. He shared some info with me and we agreed to meet after we returned from our winter holiday. I have lost his phone number. I believe he was a Duncan, and he has a summer home in Inkerman. Do you have an internal forum to make contacts?
    Pat Nixon
    5889 First Line Road
    Kars, ON
    K0A 2E0


    1. We currently have no Duncan as a member, nor do we a forum as you requested. Perhaps he will see your comment and reply.



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