Funding new Shedden library has been ‘a challenge’ Shedden, Southwold, Elgin, Ontario, Canada It’s tentatively sized for 3,500 square feet and detailed architectural and working plans are being prepared, Massachaele outlined.
First Great War exhibit opens at Aylmer Museum Jim McCallum is a longtime Elgin County historical and genealogical researcher. A free online version of Jim’s book “Age Shall Not Weary Them” as well as other information on Aylmer area veterans from all conflicts involving Canadians is available at the Elgin […]
A recent search of the word “Genealogical” in the St. Thomas Times-Journal turned up these articles pertaining to stories of local interest and past events of the Elgin OGS. Rural history books to be digitized | St. Thomas Times-Journal Nov 26, 2011 … A donation Friday of $6,000 from […]
Many free online sources are now available for digital images of primary source documents for Elgin County settlers. These images are now being linked to the appropriate names on the Elgin OGS web site. Here is an example for one Elgin settler. Lewis BURWELL, born Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., 1814, […]
A nice article in the St. Thomas Times-Journal on the Elgin OGS contribution to digitizing and indexing the historic Talbot maps on loan to Elgin Archives from Archives Ontario. Snapshot of Talbot Settlement life now online “During the seven-month process, Francom and an assistant scanned each map in sections and […]
Our extensive free online Ancestor Indexes of Elgin County newspapers makes it easy for distant researchers to quickly obtain images of clippings of marriage notices, obituaries and news items of Elgin ancestors. Here is an example. From our Index to the Aylmer Express Newspaper 1930-1934 June 21, 1934 Page 9 c2 […]
The Elgin Archives has now posted images of early Elgin County Township Maps ca 1802-1837 See Thomas Talbot Fonds 1-46 These are very early maps showing penciled locations of first settlers by Col. Thomas Talbot. Also included is an 1819 map of the settlement of St. Thomas showing the location of […]