Thousands of Elgin County, Ontario, Canada Names – Free Online – on this Elgin OGS Web site!
This is the good stuff – where you find your Ancestors in Elgin County sources. Elgin OGS volunteers since 1982 have spent thousands of hours researching and transcribing many Elgin County sources.
These indexes and abstracts are now free online at our site. Once an ancestor name has been located you may contact the Elgin OGS and for a small fee have our local St. Thomas area researchers obtain a copy of the source.
USE THE SITE GOOGLE SEARCH BOX below to locate Ancestors in indexes on our Website.
Genealogical Research in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
The area now known as Elgin County, Ontario, Canada was first settled in 1803
- It was part of Middlesex County, London District, Upper Canada from 1803 – 1841
- It was part of Middlesex County, Canada West from 1842 – 1851
- It was formed as Elgin County, Canada West from 1852 until Confederation in 1867
- It was known as Elgin County, Ontario, Canada since 1867
- St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada is the County Seat for Elgin County
Assessment Rolls – Includes index of earliest Aldborough Township 1820 Assessment roll
Cemetery Transcriptions – The Elgin OGS has transcribed the inscriptions of most of the current gravestones in Elgin County and makes the transcriptions available free online.
Census Indexes – The Elgin County 1842 Township census indexes are online free. We are now linking names to the free FamilySearch Elgin County census images
Funeral Home Records – Several of the Elgin County Funeral Homes have records that have been indexed.
Land Records – Upper Canada Land Petitions (UCLP) links to the Elgin petition images are linked to Elgin settlers. The Elgin County Township papers have been indexed for ancestor names.
Military Indexes – 1828 Militiamen, War of 1812 veterans, Civil War, Boer War , World War 1 and World War II veterans, Cenotaphs of Elgin County are given. Now adding 1838 Elgin militiamen.
Newspaper Indexes – Many Elgin County Newspapers issues have been indexed and are available here free online. Copies of the actual articles for newspapers that are not yet online are available from our researchers – See our Lookup Policy.
Online Publications – Donated articles, books and a miscellaneous collection of indexes to other sources; be sure to take a look!
Places of Worship – An inventory of church records available.
Vital Records – The Elgin County Marriage abstracts of names from 1853 – 1873, plus some church records. – also Upper Canada Marriage Bond image links to Elgin settlers.
Wills and Probates – Includes links to the Elgin Archives extracts of Probate indexes
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