Worth a look … Ottawa Journal, Ottawa Citizen … and the WSJ

This article has been updated (02 May 2014) to reflect changes in the Google News Archive access to the Ottawa Citizen and Ancestry.ca Search pages for the Ottawa Journal. Ancestry.ca has recently added the scanned images of the Ottawa Journal 1885-1980, scanned from the Ottawa Archives microfilm collection. They plan to eventually make births, marriages […]

WWI Renfrew Area Soldiers’ Records

During the summer of 1996, students from the Renfrew area digitized over 50,000 pages of Attestation papers at the Library and Archives Canada building in Renfrew, ON, as a tribute to the many residents from the town of Renfrew who enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Many lost their lives during the war. This project […]

Vexing Street Name, Place Name Changes …

Nothing is more frustrating than discovering the address where an ancestor lived, but not being able to locate it on a map. It’s not just a modern problem with new subdivisions and the joining of towns under a single name or changing of town names. This old clipping from the Ottawa Citizen in April 1933 […]