Staff Blogs

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10/08/2018
If you are doing genealogy or local history research in Ottawa, you won't want...
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23/04/2018
Thinking about starting your family tree? Wondering what those DNA tests really tell you?...
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historical postcards of Ottawa
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28/02/2018
February is Heritage Month! OPL celebrates Franco-Ontarian heritage on February 26 with "Une passion...
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02/02/2018
Born a slave in Kentucky in 1848, Paul Barber learned to train and care...
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25/01/2018
Budding genealogist? Or an old hand? Either way, OPL's genealogy collection has lots of...
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25/01/2018
Did you think “infotainment” started with The Daily Show? Hardly . . . Canadians...
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15/11/2017
What did Grandma (or Great-Grandma) have for dinner? If you’re lucky you might have...
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15/11/2017
1927 was another big year for Canada – the Diamond Jubilee, our sixtieth birthday...
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15/11/2017
Hey, Ottawa foodies! You may know where to find the best gelato, but have...
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Photo from book Our Heroes in the Great World War
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15/11/2017
A remarkable publication from 1919 that gives us photographs and brief service details for...
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15/11/2017
There weren't a lot of stores in this area 200 years ago. If you...
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15/11/2017
To celebrate the 225 th Anniversary of the founding of Nepean Township, the Nepean...
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15/11/2017
Calling all history fans! Come to the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library...
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19/10/2017
Enjoy a full morning of genealogy with experts Lesley Anderson and Glenn Wright! Genealogy...
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01/06/2017
Need help tracing your Ancestry? Curious about the history of your home? Drop in...
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24/04/2017
Is there a Home Child in your family? The British Child Emigration Movement brought...
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06/04/2017
London Lives is a fascinating online archive of primary sources about eighteenth-century London, focusing...
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06/04/2017
Searching for an obituary but not sure of the date? Finding death notices in...
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06/04/2017
About 80,000 pounds (that'd be about 7 million pounds today). This fascinating tidbit comes...
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27/03/2017
Where do you keep your treasured family photos? Carefully preserved and backed up digitally?...
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