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395 Wellington St | at Bay, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N4, Canada
+1 613-992-9988
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I was researching family history and the birth records were handwritten in French. The staff in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cdb15427
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White Rock, Canada
Nice exhibits

I am not sure is for tourists. It is a repository of Canadian heritage and history, you can find... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
thor2705
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Ottawa
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2 weeks ago
“Helpful Resource People”
8 Nov 2016
“Nice exhibits”
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395 Wellington St | at Bay, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N4, Canada
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+1 613-992-9988
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was researching family history and the birth records were handwritten in French. The staff in the Genealogy area were very helpful translating entries for me. They were also helpful explaining early census records.

Thank cdb15427
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I am not sure is for tourists. It is a repository of Canadian heritage and history, you can find information about your ancestry and consult the Canadian Archives. There are also books in many languages. It is hosting nice exhibits sometimes interesting but sometimes a...More

Thank thor2705
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I know this place chiefly as an excellent resource for researchers, but this time I visited it because of an exhibition about Canadian comic books and graphic novels, from the Second World War to the present. It is nicely organized, though more could have been...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Was very disappointing, took a cab to get here then leave 15 minutes later. Was no what we thought maybe that's our fault by their website had no information either

1  Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Cut another destination off our trip to visit here and was very disappointed, Metis Exhibit? It was a few pictures and sentences nothing you couldn't see at a High School doing a Metis Exhibition

Thank Matthew T
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Went in and security at front desk told us unless we had a research request there was no where we could go but on the main floor and there really was nothing to see. Not sure why it's advertised if you cannot go in?

Thank lenoraweikum
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

I was hoping to just see the reading room at the archives but was told that since there were no records there - just tables and chairs - that I should not bother registering for the visit. I should have planned ahead to at least...More

Thank Tamara W
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I don't think you are able to view records now as they have been sent out to be transfer to digital. To hold the very papers my Grandfather held in 1917 was amazing. A memory to treasure forever. We did have them photocopy all the...More

1  Thank deborah j
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Looked up family history on the 3rd floor then browsed through pictures on the 2nd. Very helpful staff. Free pass is good for 2 years.

Thank hunteshr
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I discovered this library with its archives one afternoon when my wife and I were wandering westward on Wellington toward the Supreme Court. She had visited this place earlier but now it was my turn to look inside and visit this huge collection of documents...More

4  Thank GiudoLocattelli
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