Ever wanted to trace the background of a house or property? Or are you looking for historical maps or photos of a street or local area? The City of Ottawa Archives has a number of resources that can assist researchers who wish to learn more about the history of a particular property or neighbourhood.
From City Directories to Fire Insurance Plans, Archives staff will be happy to guide you through this process. Please contact the City of Ottawa Archives and also be sure to consult the research guide "Tracing the History of your Ottawa Property" for tips and advice on conducting local research.
Link to English version: Tracing the History of your Ottawa Property Research Guide 1
Link to French version: Retracer l’histoire de sa propriété à Ottawa |Guide de recherche 1