Research Inquiries

MDHS works in partnership with other community organizations to respond to research requests.

If you have a genealogical question, the Merrickville Public Library houses the Alice Hughes Genealogical collection, and library's staff would be more than happy to assist you.

Local researchers are encouraged to use our digital database, located at the Merrickville Public Library, to see the Society's collection of objects and documents.

The Burritt's Rapids Archives, housed in the Burritt's Rapids Community Hall, is the Society's off-site storage facility for artifacts and documents not currently on display. The Archives are not open to the public, although researchers may request supervised access.

For more information, or to arrange access to the Burritt's Rapids Archives, please email at

MDHS has no fixed fee for research services, but donations via Canada Helps encouraged.

Donations may be made via Canada Helps.