Renfrew County - Societies
Renfrew County

Ottawa Branch - Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS)
The Ottawa Branch is responsible for OGS family history research in Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew and Russell Counties in Ontario.
Group Meetings

Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group (UOVGG)
The UOVGG was formed in January 1990 as a non - profit organization to foster the study of the genealogy of the families who live or lived in the Upper Ottawa Valley in Renfrew and Pontiac Counties.
Group Meetings
Timberline - UOVGG newsletter

British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO)
The Society focus is on family histories of people with origins in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands, and Isle of Man, whose ancestors migrated to North America and settled in Canada. The organization covers the Greater Ottawa area which includes Carleton, Lanark, Renfrew and Pontiac Counties. BIFHSGO is an independent society of members.

update on the former Madawaska Valley District High School Genealogy Club, Barry's Bay, Ontario
High school students did their own research, and collectively the club recorded local census returns, and transcribed local cemeteries with references to church records. The finished products were passed on to local libraries and genealogical groups. Their publications are available through the Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group. The club closed in 2000 upon the retirement of its founder and teacher advisor, Robert Corrigan. A hearty thanks to Robert for his years of leadership and with his students their numerous contributions to Renfrew County genealogy!

Societies in Counties/Districts Adjacent to Renfrew County

Historical Societies

Heritage Renfrew
Heritage Renfrew which sponsors Renfrew Archives is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving, enhancing, recognizing and sharing the history and culture of Renfrew and area.

Ottawa Valley Historical Society (OVHS)
Champlain Trail Museum, PO Box 985, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 7M5
Tel: (613) 735-0517
The OVHS has a mandate to provide a safe repository for artifacts and antiques of the area, and to collect, preserve, research, exhibit and interpret this collection. The OVHS houses an archive room with genealogical files available to the public from April to November.

Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay Historical Society
RR #1, Deep River, Ontario K0J 1P0
Tel: (613) 584-2917

Whitewater Historical Society and Ross Museum
Forester's Falls, Ontario K0J 1V0

Wilno Heritage Society

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