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Some Resources Available Through the Society's Reference Room
Access to the Reference Room is by Appointment Only or as scheduled.

On-Line Resources:
- 1837 Gloucester Assessment Roll - Click here
- Gloucester Photo Collection Index - Click here
- Index to the people profiled in the book "Who was Who in Gloucester, Eastview/Vanier and Rockcliffe Park" - Click here

Indexes to:
- contents of Gloucester Municipal Archives
- contents of Gloucester Map collection
- contents of Gloucester Historical papers, i.e. deeds, diaries, etc.

Grace Johnston History Room:
- books on local history
- family history files
- files on communities and schools
- cemetery records
- Belden Atlases (1879)
- books on genealogy
- census records
- copies of Tweedsmuir Histories for Glen Ogilvie, Hawthorne, Ramsayville and Leitrim.
- an extensive collection of the Gloucester Leader Newspaper.
- a collection of the Ottawa-Gloucester Guardian Newspaper.
- various scrapbooks
Gloucester records now transferred to the City of Ottawa Archives, 100 Tallwood Drive:
- Assessment Rolls starting in 1854
- Collector Rolls
- Gloucester Archives
- Gloucester Photo Collection
- Gloucester Map Collection

Other Local Resources

Land Records - Land Registry Office, 4th Floor, Ottawa Court House, Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue. Open to the Public Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Air Photographs - National Air Photo Library, 615 Booth Street. Open to the public, Monday to Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Ottawa City Archives - 100 Tallwood Drive. Maps, photos, city directories, cemetery records, and a wide range of other historical records. Open to the public Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m except in June, July, August and on long weekends.

Ottawa Public Library (Main Branch) - located at the corner of Laurier Avenue and Metcalfe Street (120 Metcalfe Street), you will find the Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Journal, Ottawa Free Press archives, City Directories, Tweedsmuir Histories all on microfilm on the third floor. is also available on specific computers on the same floor for genealogy research. The Ottawa Room, also located on the third room includes an extensive collection of books on local history, as well as maps, community newspapers and high school year books. The library is open to the Public Monday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Ottawa Room is not open during all library hours.

Library and Archives Canada - 395 Wellington Street, Telephone 613-996-5115. The collection is extensive on both a local and national level. Of local interest are census records, newspaper archives, city directories, maps, photos, plans, and military records. The William James Topley photo collection is of interest to Ottawa area residents. Click here for open hours. Click here to access the Topley photo collection.

Société franco-ontarienne d’histoire et de généalogie Régionale Samuel-de-Champlain (Ottawa), 2445, boulevard St-Laurent, Local B181, Ottawa, ON K1G 6C3 Telephone 613-729-5769 E-Mail . This society offers extensive information on Franco-Ontario history and geneology.

Church of Latter Day Saints Family History Centre, 1017 Prince of Wales Drive Ottawa, ON K2C 3K1 Telephone 613-224-2231. This location provides access to extensive geneology information. Open Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Fridays 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Also located at 6255 Cumorah Dr Ottawa, ON K1C 6T7 613-837-7122, Open Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.. and Wednesdays by appointment. Also located at 178 Sillery St, Gatineau, QC J8T 7L1 Telephone 819-561-2442, open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Centre d’archives de l’Outaouais 855, boulevard de la Gappe Gatineau, QC J8T 8H9 Telephone 819-568-8798. E-Mail This is the local archives for the Gatineau region. It is open Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Gloucester Historical Society acknowledges the financial assistance of the City of Ottawa

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