Family history funding help

Family history funding help

The society offers $5000 worth of grant-in-aid funding this year and is prepared to approve at least one grant up to $2500 in value. The money goes towards projects which “contribute to the knowledge of genealogical techniques and to the knowledge of genealogy relating to names, places, dates, and family histories.”

The grants are available to suitable applicants within the society’s geographical area of operation. That includes the City of Ottawa and its amalgamated areas and also the counties of Russell, Lanark and Renfrew.

Only non-profit applicants registered as charities may apply. That includes local genealogy groups, museums, archives, libraries, schools, historical societies, and community groups. Suitable projects for funding may include publications on local family histories or related genealogical subjects, developing databases, digitizing or preserving archival materials and collections, and hosting training sessions and workshops on genealogy.

A successful grant applicant must be ready to do a presentation on the funded project and include recognition of the Ottawa Genealogical Society’s financial support. Application deadline is May 1. More grant application details are at

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