The BMD Index has been a long-standing project of various volunteers of the Archives. Its linking to digitized newspapers was funded grants offered by the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society on several occasions.
Scope and Content
Abstracts - short summaries - of birth and marriage announcements, obituaries and death notices, from the late 1800s up to September 1936. Now linked online to issues of the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives newspaper collection, each abstract is its own searchable record and, where available, there is a link to the digitized page of the newspaper where it originally appeared. Abstracts of Births, Marriages, and Deaths up to 1936 are still available in print form in the reading room. There is also a CD containing this information available for sale.
The abstracts are from a variety of newspapers, with the Arnprior Chronicle being the most prevalent by far.