Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
Donated Online Publications
Biographical Sketches of Some of the Residents of Elgin County – available online at Archive.org
Emigrants Letters from Elgin County to Scotland 1831 – 1851 – submitted by Colin Cruickshank, Alton, Hampshire, England.
Oldtimers, a poem of Port Bruce in about 1896 by Violet Reid Reavie – Transcribed and Edited by Bruce C. Johnson Jr.
Proof of William FOWLER of Texas as a son of John FOWLER of Gloucestershire England and North Yarmouth. FOWLER cousins exchange an 1869 letter and a portrait photograph – A researcher in Texas shares FOWLER cousins exchange of a letter and portrait photo taken by Allen Bros. of St. Thomas in 1869.
Descendants of Jacob Hendershott – homas Talbot and the War of 1812 – Methodists in Elgin County – Google Books
BUSINESS RECORDS and COMMERCE
“All Aboard” – The Importance of Railroads for the Growth of the Campbell-Stone Movement in the Mid 19th Century: by Claude Cox
Bayham Richmond and Port Burwell Road Company 1854 by Robert G. Moore, member Elgin Branch OGS. (About 117 Bayham and other Elgin Co. settlers given in the stock book)
Ingersoll & Port Burwell Road Company 1849 by Robert G. Moore (About 200 Bayham Twp. and area names)
Tyrconnel Wharf and Harbour Co. 1853 & Dunwich Pier Co. 1861 – by Robert G. Moore (about 90 Dunwich Twp. and area names)
Union Road Company – Stockholder book – Indexed by Robert G. Moore, member Elgin Branch OGS. This included signatures of stockholders. Contact OGS for copies of the signatures
DESCRIPTION and TRAVEL
“The Scotch” by John Kenneth Galbraith of Dunwich – Some genealogical notes and Extractions from the book – Bruce C. Johnson Jr.
Nicholas Carter Brown of Malahide – Diary entries – Some Extractions of births, marriages, deaths and burials recorded in NCB Diary. He was a resident of Malahide and trustee of Dunboyne Cemetery. Compiled by Bruce C.Johnson Jr. and James McCallum
Aldrich Aylmer Dictionary 1888 – online at Google Books
Port Bruce Street Names – by Bruce C. Johnson Jr.
[The Surname Index to Armstrong’s 1872 Directory of Elgin County is in paper form at the Elgin OGS Library collection at the Belmont Library in Central Elgin as of 2017- DJ Browne June 1995]
A List of Published Genealogies of Elgin County Pioneer Families – Many of these are available online from the FHL
English Paupers Migrate to North America by Jack Morter — Sources for the origins of James C. WATTS and James BRACKENBURY of North Walsham, Norfolk, England.
A family study – descendants of Jesse and Polly (Chase) Corless and David and Ann (Clark) Brooks : with connected families, Bailey, Charlton, Chase, Dexter, Harris, Hildreth, Luethe, Newell, Shain, Welch, Whaley, Woolleyby Corless, Lee M. (Lee Myron), 1905-; Corless, Mae E. (Mae Elizabeth Brinkman), 1907-
From Almondsbury to Aylmer: The Pearce Letters – A book on the Pearce Family of Jaffa area, Elgin County, Ontario by David Porter – Index of names
Leaving Ulster – For Good – Dr Robinson and Grandson – A book on Irish immigrant, Dr. Robinson and descendants to Elgin County, Ontario by David J Porter – Index of Names
Leaving Lincolnshire in Chains by David Porter. This book recounts the trial and conviction of a man transported to Australia for a petty crime, leaving his sons fatherless. Includes Elgin County settler names. – Index of Names
Pickering People by Davd Porter concerns migrants from Yorkshire with descendants who migrated and settled in Ontario. Includes Elgin County settler names. Index of Names
Malahide Families: Genealogies of Pioneer Families Living on Concession 1 through Concession 4 – Genealogical Research of South Malahide Township by James McCallum
Aylmer: A Walk Through Time – Index of names – extracted and compiled by Donna Di Lello, 2018
Alma College St. Thomas, Ontario 1877 – 1977, Indexed by Donna Di Lello
Court Houses of a Century – Index of Names of Online History of the Elgin County Court Houses – Bruce C. Johnson Jr.
Duncombe – TYRRELL H. A. DUNCOMBE ( 1867 – 1945 ) – An early Elgin County Pharmacist, Entrepreneur and Inventor – by Michael Ball, March 2021
Elgin Notes in the Upper Canada Rebellion– by Bruce C. Johnson Jr. – References to persons from Elgin County active in the 1837/1838 Upper Canada Rebellion.
Emigrants on the “Mars” to Aldborough Township (Immigrants in Aldborough from England )- A link to the “Mars” research by Alan Campbell and John Wright
Garrett Oakes, Tales of a Pioneer – Elgin County Library – Edited by George Thorman and Frank Clarke.
Historical Sketch of the Selkirk Settlers by Louisa Turner King of Southwold and St. Thomas (died at St. Thomas, 1912)
History of Malahide Masonic Lodge #140 – Aylmer – D. H. and D. F.
Malahide United Church History – 100th Anniversary 1910 – 2010 – by James L. McCallum
McPhereson – Sutherland letters – Port Talbot and Selkirk settlement 1815-1840 – John McPHERESON mention of George McBEATH (McBETH) in 1840 letter to Red River Settlement. (From the Canadian Genealogist, 1983)
Old Port Bruce – Letters written by Levi Young with Introduction by his daughter Edna Young Johnson with Addendum by Ian Johnson
Port Bruce Harbor Company and Aylmer Plank or Gravelled Road Company 1853 and 1854 by Robert G. Moore – (About 134 Malahide and other Elgin Co. settlers given in the stock books)
Royal Salute at Port Bruce – 1761 – by Bruce C. Johnson Jr.
Scott / Sefton Negatives – Index – by Donna Di Lello
Sims’ 3 Volume History of Elgin Elgin County, Ontario-Index – Compiled by Jim McCallum. – Note: This is a very large file. Approx. 2.6 MB.
Souvenir Booklet of the city of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada – Index – by Donna Di Lello
Spring Floods at Port Bruce – By Ian Johnson – A history of Freshets and Spring Floods at Port Bruce, Elgin, Ontario, Canada
St. Paul’s United Church History 1874-1974 (Aylmer) (index); by Jean Hunt. Indexed by Donna DiLello
St. Thomas: 100 Years a City 1881-1981, by Wayne Paddon, George Thorman, Don Cosens and Brian Sim; indexed by Donna Di Lello
Talbot Regime – Read the biography of Elgin County’s Col. Thomas Talbot by C. O. Ermatinger – Free Online
The History of Aylmer to 1900, by Kirk Barons, Indexed by Donna Di Lello
Thomas E. Lee – Port Bruce archeologist and explorer – Biography and sources
Tweedsmuir Histories- Clachan Community History – 6 pdfs at the Elgin County Archives containing numerous Local History essays.
British Home Children to Elgin County 1869-1949– Names pulled from Home Children data base
LAND and PROPERTY – Indexes
Compendium of Elgin County Ontario Sons and Daughters of UE Loyalists – links to to Upper Canada Land Petitions of early Elgin Settler descendant from UE Loyalists. – compiled by Bruce C. Johnson Jr.
Index to Tremaine’s 1864 Map of Elgin County, Canada West – Compiled by Robert Moore
1924 Cummins Rural Maps – A sample map of North and South Dorchester submitted by Fred Prong
Elgin County 1864 Tremaine Atlas – Online at the Ontario Historical Society
NAMES, PERSONAL – Indexes
Elgin County names on the ontariogenealogy.com Insane Asylum Databases – Link to Michael Stephenson Insane Asylum Databases
NEWSPAPERS – History
Index of Articles about Port Bruce and Area: St. Thomas and Aylmer Newspapers, 1850s to 1948 – submitted to Elgin Archives by Ian Johnson
Thomas Hammond Articles – index and description
SCHOOLS – DIRECTORIES, HISTORY
Dunwich School Attendance 1904 by Robert G. Moore
Index to “A Brief History of Secondary Education in St. Thomas”, by George Thorman; indexed by Donna DiLello
Talbotville School – by Morley Thomas
Assessment Rolls – 3 Township Assessment rolls 1841 to 1873
WILLS and PROBATES
Wills & Probates in Land Registry Office Records
Alma College Yearbook – 1955 Alma Filian – PDF document of the 1955 Yearbook For Alma College, St. Thomas, Ontario
Garton Scrapbook – Scrapbook of Mary M. (DOAN) GARTON 1891 – 1919
Much more to come. Check back regularly.