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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.
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Genealogical Research in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
- The area now known as Elgin County, Ontario, Canada was first settled in 1803
- Part of Middlesex County, London District, Upper Canada from 1803 – 1841
- Part of Middlesex County, Canada West from 1842 – 1851
- Formed as Elgin County, Canada West from 1852 until Confederation in 1867
- 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. Photos of many Elgin gravestones are posted at the Elgin OGS Flickr site. Many Elgin County cemeteries have been completely photographed at the Canada GenWeb Cemetery Project
Census Indexes – The Elgin County 1842 Township censuses indexes are online free. Now linking to free FamilySearch actual Elgin County census images
Funeral Home Records – Several of the Elgin County Funeral Homes have records that have been indexed.
Land Records – UCLP links to the Elgin petition images- check this out! – The Elgin County Township papers have been indexed for ancestor names.
Military Indexes – 1828 Militiamen, War of 1812 veterans, Civil War veterans, World War 1 veterans, Cenotaphs of Elgin County. NEW – 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 are available from our researchers – See our Lookup Policy.
Online Publications – 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. – presently adding Upper Canada Marriage Bond image links to Elgin settlers.
Wills and Probates – Includes links to the Elgin Archives extracts of Probate indexes