Ottawa Stake Family History Center

1017 Prince of Wales Drive

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Phone: 613-800-4250

1017 Prince of Wales Drive

Photo of Prince of Wales Chapel

Notice of Closure

Effective immediately the Ottawa Family History Centre will be closed as a proactive measure to protect the health and well-being of our patrons and volunteers

Cancellation of Family History Conference

We are saddened to announce that due to the impact of COVID 19 pandemic crisis our upcoming family history conference, "Voices From the Dust - Ottawa's RootsTech" will be cancelled this year.

We encourage you to continue to use our free online resources to facilitate your family history research and indexing efforts available through the website.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Take care and stay safe. Kindest Regards,

Shirley-Ann Pyefinch

Driving instructions

Photos of our Center

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 6:00 pm to 9:00 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. See the latest Exel File (1.5 Mb) of our film and fiche collection.


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
2018 OGS Kingston Finding Your Family with FamilySearch.
2018 One World One Family Conference Workshop Handout - Finding Your Family with FamilySearch.
2017 Finding Your Family in Ontario Historical Records.
2016 Research Breakthrough Strategies: Syllabus.
2015 FamilySearch: A Place to Research, Share, Preserve.
2015 FamilySearch Apps and Beyond.
2015 Preserving Memories Now: One World One Family Conference.
2015 Using Family History Centre Online Portal: One World One Family Conference.
2013 Genealogical Resources in the National Capital Area.
2013 Maximizing LDS Genealogical Information Resources.
2012 Effectively Using FamilySearch.
2011 Preserving Your Family History Memories.
2011 Preserving Your Family History Memories.
2009 An Introduction Into The Usage of PAF.
2008 Family History Preservation and Conservation.
2008 Family History Preservation and Conservation handout
Ana Ghia-Pereira
2007 Genealogical Research in Portugal and Brazil
Glenn Wright
2008 Using Canadian Military Records for Family History and Genealogy
Glenn Wright and Leslie Anderson
2017 Settler's and Settlement of Ontario 1791 - 1867

Link to useful resources

Link to FamilySearch website

Volunteer at FamilySearch IndexingTM

Last edit: 31 March, 2020