Family & Social History

Family and Social History Research
A list of family names for which we have files can be found by clicking here > Family History file index

Those interested in the history of Goulbourn Township will find the Goulbourn Historical Society Archives located at the Stittsville Branch of the Ottawa Public Library a treasure trove of information. Much of our material is fragile – please handle with care. Some items are photocopied and may not be available as originals.

Access to both the Family History (genealogical) Files and the Social History Files (schools, churches, settlement, businesses etc.) can be gained by making a request to the Information Desk Librarian at the Stittsville Library. Indexes to the material are located on top of the filing cabinet. Notes and research may be undertaken in the nearby Quiet Study Room. Copies of information may be made at the Library’s copying facilities for a small fee. Files need to be returned to their proper place and indication given to the Information Desk Librarian that the researcher has finished using the files so they may be secured again.

Use of any information for publication, web use or exhibit use must be credited to the Goulbourn Historical Society Archives.

*The Richmond Branch also has a collection of Goulbourn related files but on a smaller scale. It also has a circulating collection of local history books.

Reference Boxes
Reference material consisting of pamphlets and booklets relating to Goulbourn is held in library boxes on shelves near the filing cabinet

Magazines (reference)
Ontario Historical Society bulletins
Ontario History
The Goulbourn News (GTHS quarterly publication)

The Stittsville Library has a small collection of books on its reference shelves and a collection of local history books among its circulating collection in the 971 section.

If you cannot visit the Library, you may submit a request for information to our volunteer researchers here > GTHS Research Request