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Links (Updated December 4, 2022)
Billings Estate National Historic Site
British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
Canadian Gravemarker Gallery
Canadian Headstone Photo Index
Capital Heritage Connexion
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
Cumberland Township Historical Society
Goulbourn Museum
Goulbourn Township Historical Society
Heritage Ottawa
The Historical Society of Ottawa
A guide to researching the history of a house (American based)
Manotick district 1954 Air Photo
On-Line Maps including Ottawa topographical maps
On-Line Maps including historic Ottawa topographical maps dating back to 1906 (Search "Ottawa")
Nepean Museum
Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid
Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum
Ottawa Air Photographs from 1930 to 1945
Ottawa Air Photo of 1954 including north half of Gloucester
Ottawa Air Photo of 1954 including south half of Gloucester
Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
Ottawa City Archives
Ottawa Commemorative Names Database for those names already in use
Ottawa Commemorative Names Database for those names approved but not presently being used
Ottawa Fire Insurance Maps
Ottawa Map 1940
Ottawa Maps including historic air photographs (to view air photos, click on the camera symbol "Air Photos slider" near the upper right corner)
The Perth & District Historical Society
Pinhey's Point Historic Site
Rideau Township Historical Society
Rockcliffe Park Heritage Conservation District Plan
Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l'histoire de Orléans SFOPHO
Street Name Changes in Eastview (Vanier) in 1948
Street Name Changes in 1950
Street Name changes affecting Gloucester in 1951
Street Name changes affecting Orléans in 1957
Street Name Change Report from 2001 amalgamation
Street Name Changes in Ottawa since 2015 including rationale
Streets Named for entertainers
Street Names (histories and name changes) from news clippings
Vanier Map
Vanier Museopark
Local History
Bayview Public School History
Belden Atlases of Ontario Land Ownership Search (1879-1880)
Billings Family History
Britannia Yacht Club History
Bytown or Bust (Many stories about early Bytown and Ottawa area history) also Facebook
Capital Chronicles
Carleton County History
Carlsbad Springs History
Charles Lindbergh's visit to Ottawa, July 2, 1927
History of Earnscliffe
History of the Glebe
Gloucester Firefighters Facebook Page
The story of the abandoned Greenboro Busway
Hunt Club Community History (Rhoda Bellamy)
Hunt Club Community History (John Sankey)
Kanata History
Kitchissippi Museum
Lindenlea History
Manotick History
The Margins of History
Mid-Century Modern Ottawa (Housing and Neighbourhood Plans)
The Story of Nordic Circle and Rideau River Floods
Ontario Land Registry Records
Orléans History
List of searchable newspapers includes other choices from the Ottawa area (Bytown Gazette, The Ottawa Free Press, The Ottawa Daily Citizen, Ottawa Times, Daily Citizen)
Ottawa City Directories (1863 to 1899) (Library and Archives Canada)
Ottawa City Directories (various years from 1866 to 1924) (Internet Archive)
Ottawa City Directories (various years from 1863 to 1927) (Ottawa City Library)
Ottawa Horticultural Society History
Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club History
Ottawa New Edinburgh Club History (originally Ottawa Canoe Club)
Ottawa Railway History
Ottawa Rewind - Andrew King's Stories of Ottawa area history
Ottawa South History
Ottawa Sportsmen's Club History
Ottawa Streetcar/LRT History
Ottawa Telephone Directory History
Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club History
Ottawa Transit History
Ottawa Transit Route Map History
Queensway at Hurdman's Bridge Historical Overview
Rideau Canoe Club History
Rideau Sports Centre Vision and History (formerly Rideau Lawn Tennis Club)
History of the Rideau River and Rideau Canal
History of Rockcliffe Airport
Rockcliffe Flying Club History
History of St. Patrick's College
Southway Inn - Bank and Hunt Club - A Video Interview with the Zlepnig family
Urbsite (interesting stories about Ottawa History)
Vanier; French-Speaking Bastion of Ontario
Vanier Parkway History
Walling Map of 1863
Westboro History
Local Photos
Lost Ottawa Historic Ottawa Photos and Comments on Facebook
Ottawa hh Historic Ottawa Photos superimposed with current photos
Ottawa Past and Present Current and Past Ottawa Photos Overlayed
Vintage Ottawa Old Ottawa Photos and comments
Vintage Ottawa by Ross Dun (Old Ottawa Photos)
Family Search Millions of indexed records including Canadian Census records back to 1851, Ontario birth, marriage and death records. This is a free site.
Genealogy Resourses (British but you may find this very helpful)
1825 Lower Canada Census Index (Quebec)
1831 Lower Canada Census Index (Quebec)
1842 Canada East Census Index (Quebec) Not all records are preserved
1842 Canada West Census Index (Ontario) Not all records are preserved. Gloucester Township records do not exist.
1851 Canadian Census Index Library and Archives Canada webpage (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia)
1851 Canadian Census Index Province of Canada - Ontario and Quebec (Automated Genealogy webpage)
1851 New Brunswick Census Index (Automated Genealogy webpage)
1861 Canadian Census Index
1870 Manitoba Census Index
1871 Canadian Census Index Ontario head of households
1871 Canadian Census Index
1881 Canadian Census Index
1891 Canadian Census Index
1901 Canadian Census Index Library and Archives Canada webpage
1901 Canadian Census Index Automated Genealogy webpage
1906 Canadian Census Index Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
1911 Canadian Census Index Library and Archives Canada webpage
1911 Canadian Census Index Automated Genealogy webpage
1916 Canadian Census Index Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
1921 Canadian Census Index Library and Archives Canada webpage
1926 Canadian Census Index Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta
1899-1902 Boer War Canadian Soldier Index You may service records
1914-1918 First World War Canadian Soldier Service Records
1939-1947 Second World War War Dead Service Records
Canadian Military Memorials Database
Canadian War Grave Index
Northwest Mounted Police Index 1873-1904 You may view Personnel records
Quebec City Passenger List Index 1865-1900
Other Canadian Indexes held by the National Archives of Canada
Other History
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association History
History of Ontario King's Highways

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