Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives

Arnprior Family History Group


Family history research is one of the fastest growing hobbies throughout the world. Here in Arnprior, a small group of family history enthusiasts meets the 2nd Tuesday every two months or so at the Arnprior Public Library. The group’s focus is on all aspects of family history and supports research from all parts of the world. 

Membership is $20.00 /person /year or $5.00 to attend a meeting as a non-member. Revenue generated is used to off-set costs. 

Aims: Our active members are dedicated to learning, sharing and contributing in the knowledge, practice and publication of family history. All are welcome. 

We encourage all members to share information, help each other, and suggest speakers and activities. 

Our contact e-mail:  

Upcoming Dates for Regular Meetings: 

Tues. June 13, 2023  - Searching the Renfrew County Land Records at the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives by Laurie Dougherty

Tues. Sept. 12, 2023 - topic to be determined

Tues. Nov. 14, 2023 - topic to be determined

Tues. Jan. 9, 2024 - topic to be determined

Special Seminar Series in Fall 2023 on USING ANCESTRY DNA: 

Limited Ancestry DNA kits are available at a reduced cost by contacting us through our email or at our June 17th meeting. They should be purchased now so that your results are back in time for the first seminar.

Please see the poster for more information.  The instructor is one of our members, Ed Murphy. 



Previous Family History Group Meetings and Events (as of Jan 2022)



Past Chair – Laurie Dougherty

Secretary/Treasurer – Irene Robillard 



Bill Smith, Laurie Dougherty and Gordon Bethune exhibiting Arnprior Family History Group at the Senior Information and Active Living Fair March 30, 2019

 Sheila Havey exhibiting Arnprior Family History Group at the Senior Information and Active Living Fair March 30, 2019