Ottawa Stake Family History Center

1017 Prince of Wales Drive

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Phone: 613-800-4250

Photo of Prince of Wales Chapel

Driving instructions

Photos of our Center

Holiday Hours

Our Family History Center will be

closed 16 December - 01 January inclusive.

FamilySearch Digital Records Access Replacing Microfilm

Visit our FamilySearch Wiki page

Hours of Operation

Sundays and Mondays:


Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Morning 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Afternoon 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm


Evening 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm


Second and fourth Saturdays of the month

Morning 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

First, third and fifth Saturdays of the month:


Local Collection

Anything already at the Family History Center can be consulted without cost. Our local collection index can be viewed as an Exel File (1.6 Mb), or with the following web forms:

Microfilm / Fiche Number:

The Keyword Search can be used to find maps, books, CDs etc. including films and fiches.

Keyword Search


A microfilm copier is available to make copies from films and fiches. The cost is 10¢ per paper copy, or no charge for images copied to a memory stick. Printing from computers is 10¢ per page. A photocopy from a book is also 10¢. Digital cameras are permitted in the Center as sometimes it is the best way to get a high quality copy.

All copying is restricted to fair personal use. Posting copied images on a website is contrary to the terms that were made when the records were first microfilmed, and may create legal problems for the Church.


Shirley-Ann Pyefinch
Finding Your Family in Ontario Historical Records - 2017 (890 Kb Pdf)
Research Breakthrough Strategies: Syllabus - 2016 (594 Kb Pdf)
FamilySearch: A Place to Research, Share, Preserve handout - 2015 (527 Kb Pdf)
FamilySearch Apps and Beyond handout - 2015 (237 Kb Pdf)
Preserving Memories Now: One World One Family Conference - 2015 (426 Kb Pdf)
Using Family History Centre Online Portal: One World One Family Conference - 2015 (345 Kb Pdf)
Genealogical Resources in the National Capital Area - 2013 (225 Kb Pdf)
Maximizing LDS Genealogical Information Resources - 2013 (610 Kb Pdf)
Effectively Using FamilySearch handout - 2012 (370 Kb Pdf)
Preserving Your Family History Memories - 2011 (9.5 Mb Powerpoint)
Preserving Your Family History Memories handout - 2011 (22 Kb Word)
An Introduction Into The Usage of PAF - 2009 (5.9 Mb Powerpoint)
Family History Preservation and Conservation - 2008 (9.0 Mb Powerpoint)
Family History Preservation and Conservation - 2008 (4.3 Mb Pdf)
Family History Preservation and Conservation handout - 2008 (97 Kb Pdf)
Ana Ghia-Pereira
Genealogical Research in Portugal and Brazil - 2007 (2.5 Mb Powerpoint)
Glenn Wright
Using Canadian Military Records for Family History and Genealogy - 2008 (Html)
Glenn Wright and Leslie Anderson
Settler's and Settlement of Ontario 1791 - 1867 (1.05 Mb Pdf)

Link to useful resources

Link to FamilySearch website

Volunteer at FamilySearch IndexingTM

Last edited Saturday, 22 July 2017