Friday, October 20, 2017

Elgin Branch OGS November 8th meeting 2017

The Nov 8th, Wednesday meeting in the Carnegie Room at the St Thomas Library, will start at 7 pm.

Business Meeting
Election of 2018 Executive
Announcement of Committee Chairs
Presentation by Mary Clutterbuck about McAlpine "Bushel for Bushel"

followed by contests, games and refreshments

Hope to see you there.

Elgin Branch OGS 2018

Lynda and Jerry Wilson have assisted the Elgin OGS Branch over the last few years and enjoyed volunteering very much, but as of 2018 they will no longer be able to continue their volunteer efforts. It has been our privilege and an honor to assist the Elgin Branch 

The Elgin Branch is looking for volunteers to assist them on the Branch Executive for 2018. This can easily be done from a distance.

At our November meeting we are hoping to solicit volunteers for the positions which are about to become vacant. If you are interested in assisting the branch please email Bruce Johnson Jr. in advance of the November meeting at

Branch secretary
Membership Director
Newsletter Editor
Blog and Facebook support

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Elgin Branch OGS added September 25th meeting

Upcoming September 25th meeting for Elgin Branch OGS members
An appreciation meeting from Elgin County is set for 2 pm September 25th at the Elgin County Archives. A presentation about the work on Talbot Maps by Tiffany Champagne is being given followed by a reception at the museum on the 4th floor afterwards.
All are welcome.
The Elgin County Archives information –
450 Sunset Drive
St. Thomas, ON
N5R 5V1
519-631-1460 ext. 159

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Elgin Branch OGS Important Notice for Branch Membership

Elgin Branch OGS Important Notice for Branch Membership
Submitted by: Branch Executive
The St Thomas Public Library has changed the direction of their focus on the local history room and therefore we are unable to house our collection there under the previous arrangement. Some of our microfilm is going to the Elgin County Archives. The collection will be downsized, and put in storage until a permanent home can be found.  That is about all we know at this point in time. We continue to look for material that can be added to our web site for the greatest access to all Elgin County Researchers. Any comments or concerns can be directed to

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Elgin Branch June Meeting 2017

In the Trenches...

Elgin Branch OGS June Meeting 2017
Wednesday June 14th, 2017
7 PM to 9 PM
** Elgin Military Museum
St Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Extra parking by Jumbo Elephant Monument
** Note change of location

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

St Thomas Elgin County Ontario War Memorial Project

Project to remember Veterans from the St Thomas area

Monday, March 6, 2017

Elgin Branch OGS March 2017 Meeting

Family History!   Cemeteries?
Who? When? Where?
Elgin County Branch, OGS Meeting
Speaker: Leslie Buchanan, Cemetery Manager, St. Thomas Cemetery Company
 & Jean Bircham
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - Carnegie Room, St Thomas Library     
7:00 – 9:00 pm