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Genealogy in Isolation

Mar 27, 2020

Even a global crisis has some silver linings.  Admit it, genealogists, "self-isolating" is your code word for "more research time"! Here are some genealogy activities you don’t have to leave home for:

Virtual Genealogy Drop-In, Tuesday, March 31, 2:00  4:00 p.m.
Our popular genealogy drop-in at Nepean Centrepointe goes virtual!  Drop in on Google Meet where Ontario Ancestors volunteers will answer your questions and demonstrate online resources.

Ancestry Library from home!
OPL is offering remote access to Ancestry Library while our branches are closed.  Search Ancestry’s worldwide records without leaving your house.  Find it on our Online Resources page: 

OPL Digital and Website Resources

City Directories
OPL has digitized 26 Ottawa City Directories, covering years between 1863-1927.  Access them in our catalogue: Ottawa City Directories 

Historical Ottawa Times newspaper, 1865-1877
Digital access to the Ottawa Times daily newspaper, 1865-1877: Ottawa Times 

Online Guides
Just getting your family tree started?  There are lots of links to explore in the Getting Started and Research Guides on our website