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Ottawa Branch News and The Ottawa Genealogist, Ontario Genealogical Society 2009 - 2017
Edited by Ed Kipp, Ottawa Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa, 2018

Book on CD... 29.95 (C$)
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This fully searchable digital pdf is a 2170 page collection of all Ottawa Branch News and The Ottawa Genealogist issues that were published by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and distributed to members between January 2009 and December 2017. There is a separate collection available for 1970 to 2008.

Contents include:
  • Introduction
  • All Ottawa Branch News journals/newsletters from January 2009 to December 2017
  • Index for issues 2009-2017   Browse 2009-2017 Index (416 pages, 3.7 Mb PDF)
The first question many would ask is 'why is a series of old journals useful to me?'. These Ottawa Branch News issues are filled with useful information for those researching their Ottawa Valley roots (Ontario & Quebec) including but not restricted to:
  • Research how-to articles and best practices
  • Cemetery transciptions
  • Family history sketches
  • Settler lists
  • Birth, marriage and death notices from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec newspapers
  • Birth marriage and death extracts from various religious newspapers
  • Privately recorded births
  • Burial Records
  • Indexes to local Wills
  • Early land records excerpts
  • Family History queries
  • Family Bible genealogy records
  • Upper Canada Militia Rolls
  • Local History
  • Early Population Lists (census)
  • Probate and administrations
  • Church register transcriptions
  • Early lot subscribers to pioneer cemeteries
  • Veterans lists War 1812
  • Biographies early settlers
  • Settlement Societies (overview and individuals)
  • Lists of 19th century migrants
  • Early immigrant letters
  • Early baptismal records
  • Student and teacher lists
  • Early Marriage Licence Bonds
  • Some returns of Birth Marriages and Deaths
  • Returns of discharged British Soldiers
  • Early Assesment Rolls (similar to later census)
  • British Home Children
  • Strays
  • Extracts from early directories
  • Immigrant ship arrival lists
  • Misc immigrant paasenger arrivals
  • and so much more...
Using the Collection:
The collection is organized in a continuous run of pages beginning with a "title page", then an Introduction. The journals follow in chronological order, beginning in January 2009 with Vol 42, Number 1 and ending with Vol. 50, number 4 issued December 2017. Convenient hot-linked bookmarks are listed for every jounal, on the left hand side of the page, should you choose to browse a specific edition. Most users will choose to use the search option to look for any word, topic or person within the entire collection.

Bookmarks are listed in left-hand panel of your computer screen.
The book is in the right-hand panel. The search box is at the top of the screen

The entire collection can be searched by entering a surname, given name, or any word/s or phrase's using the Adobe search box at the top of the screen.

  • What a treasure trove! While testing the search tool during development of this resource, I found many new pieces for my personal family history. - Rick Roberts,
2170 Pages
Searchable PDF format digital file
CD version is readable on any device with a CD drive that can read a PDF file
Pdf download version can be used on any device that can read a PDF file
Pages can be printed at high resolution.
Published by Global Heritage Press, Ottawa 2018
New ISBN 978-1-77240-122-6 (digital edition)

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