Help with Genealogy or Archival Research

FCOA does not carry out private research of any kind.  To those looking for help with a family or historical research project, we can offer two suggestions:

  1. Some Ottawa-based researchers are available for private work on contract. Information may be found on the website of Library and Archives Canada under "Hiring a Freelance Researcher".  Note that FCOA does not maintain such a register itself, and cannot vouch for individual researchers.
  2. Research questions concerning access and use of the City of Ottawa Archives holdings should be made directly to the City of Ottawa Archives staff.  They can be reached at:
              Telephone: (613) 580-2857

              For further information, consult their website at

  Visit the City of Ottawa Archives!

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Doing Research at the City of Ottawa Archives

Are you looking for how-to tips on doing research at the City of Ottawa Archives? CHOO/COPO (The Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa) presents an in-depth series on what’s in the collection, how it’s organized, and how to use the various materials at the Archives facility. Check out the City of Ottawa Archives "How To" Series on the Ottawagraphy website.