Staff Blogs

10/08/2018
If you are doing genealogy or local history research in Ottawa, you won't want...
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10/04/2018
Thinking about starting your family tree? Wondering what those DNA tests really tell you?...
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historical postcards of Ottawa
08/02/2018
February is Heritage Month! OPL celebrates Franco-Ontarian heritage on February 26 with "Une passion...
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15/01/2018
Born a slave in Kentucky in 1848, Paul Barber learned to train and care...
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09/08/2017
What did Grandma (or Great-Grandma) have for dinner? If you’re lucky you might have...
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29/06/2017
1927 was another big year for Canada – the Diamond Jubilee, our sixtieth birthday...
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Photo from book Our Heroes in the Great World War
09/11/2017
A remarkable publication from 1919 that gives us photographs and brief service details for...
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12/10/2017
There weren't a lot of stores in this area 200 years ago. If you...
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12/09/2017
To celebrate the 225 th Anniversary of the founding of Nepean Township, the Nepean...
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05/09/2017
Calling all history fans! Come to the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library...
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