13 September 2014
The Ottawa Citizen, Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1879-1885.
Ottawa Branch Publication No. 14-02. ISBN: 0-7779-5014-2. $25.00
This new Ottawa Branch publication by Dolly Allen and Joan McKay includes all birth, marriage and death notices published in The Ottawa Citizen from 1879 through 1885. It bridges the gap between previously published birth, marriage and death collections for Ottawa newspapers. As the capital of the new Dominion of Canada grew quite rapidly in the years following Confederation, this publication contains a wealth of vital data, particularly for most prominent politicians, both local and national. As usual at the time, the death notices provide interesting reading on their own. The publication is available online through the Ontario Genealogical Society e-store at http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogsnewcart/ or by mail order through the Ottawa Branch catalog at http://ogsottawa.on.ca/publication-price-list/.