Welcome to the Elgin County Branch
St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Researching your Ancestors in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
The Elgin County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society has research and lookup volunteers who will answer specific research questions, conduct limited research and provide clipping images found in our published Elgin County sources. Most of our publications are now found free online at our Ancestor Indexes. Use those indexes to determine what additional information and clippings you require.
Enter your Elgin Ancestor name into either our Google Site Search box below or WordPress Search box above to locate your ancestor in our Elgin County Ancestor Indexes
As genealogy engages with AI and particularly ChatGPT at the present this site will explore the use of ChatGPT prompts for gathering useful genealogical information from the Elgin OGS website.
Many of your questions regarding availability and location of records will be answered in our free online resource book, Discovering Your Roots in Elgin. A separate lookup policy has been established to provide images of clippings from several indexed newspapers which you will find by following the links to those newspapers.
To assist our volunteers in answering your query effectively, please give as much information as possible. Please indicate a time period (eg. 1850’s, 1860’s, etc.) and a location within Elgin County such as town or township. It is also helpful to list the resources you have already consulted.
For Research Assistance Contact the Elgin OGS Research Coordinator.