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

Closed from Saturday December 12th to Monday January 4th inclusive

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 searched with the following web forms. This is to help avoid ordering films from the Family History Library that are already here.

Microfilm / Fiche Number:

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

Keyword Search

Reserving Equipment

Film readers and computers may be reserved over the phone or in person. A number of commercial genealogy sites can be accessed at no charge through our Family History Library portal.


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.


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)
Shirley-Ann Pyefinch
FamilySearch Apps and Beyond Handout - 2015 BIFHSGO Fall Conference (242 Kb Pdf)
Using the Family History Centre Services Online Portal: OWOF Conference - 2015 (353 Kb Pdf)
Preserving Your Family History Memories Now Through FamilySearch: OWOF Conference - 2015 (436 Kb Pdf) A Place to Research, Share and Preserve handout - 2015 (527 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)

Link to useful resources

Link to FamilySearch website

Volunteer at FamilySearch IndexingTM