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Research Inquiries

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

Collection Database:

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.

Our online database is now live!

Click here for more information!


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.

Burritt's Rapids Archives:

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.

Click here for a copy of our October 27, 2022 public presentation Heritage Conservation:  Planning for the Future.

Digital Catalogue
Burritt's Rapids Archives
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