Monday, November 23, 2015

Elgin Branch OGS November 2015 Meeting

Elgin OGS Meeting
25 Nov 2015, Wednesday
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Who is in your Family?
Members can talk about their ancestors and their family trees.
Silent Book Auction
Treasures from the Archives and other places.
Election of Officers for 2016
All positions available. Help is needed to run the branch!
All Welcome. Free to all.

George Thorman Room
St Thomas Public Library

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Elgin OGS September Meeting

September Meeting
Elgin County Branch
Ontario Genealogical Society

Topic: Genetic Genealogy
Speaker: Craig Cole
Date: Wednesday, 9 September 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Place: St Thomas Library, Carnegie Room
Everyone welcome. No Charge.

For further information, contact

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aylmer Elgin Cty., Ontario had other names - Elgin OGS June 1988

The following link describes alternate names for Aylmer Ontario Canada


St Thomas The Railway City - ELgin OGS article June 1988


From the St. Thomas Times Journal - Wednesday, June 29, 1927

1867 - 1927 - ST. THOMAS

The following link contains an article on St Thomas and the Railroad.

St Thomas Elgin Cty., Ontario - The Railway City June 1988

Port Furnival Elgin County Ontario Canada

For anyone searching their early Elgin roots and trying to locate a port of entry known as Port Furnival the following link indicates it was renamed Port Glasgow at some point in time.

Port Funival Elgin County Ontario Canada 

After hours of searching this article was found which references it's location as Port Glasgow. As further information is found this post will be updated.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Millard Family in Elgin County Ontario Canada

WILLIAM THEODORE MILLARD was born about 1860 in Bayham Oxford Cty., Ontario Canada. He married ANNIE ELIZABETH DOWN who was born about 1869 in Southwold Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada. They were married the 07th of December 1887 in St Thomas Elgin Cty., Ontario Canada.   

William Theodore Millard and Annie Elizabeth Down had a son named CHARLES EDWIN MILLARD who was born on the 14th of July 1891 in Paynes Mills, Elgin Co., Ontario Canada and died on the 19th of March 1953 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA. 

Charles married Daphne Vida Bernice Newman, daughter of John James Newman and Katherine Susanna Hannah (Susan) Stephens about 1920 (as per birth of first child). She was born on 21 Feb 1890 in Port Stanley, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada and died on the 03rd of May 1951 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA.

Charles Edwin Millard and Daphne Vida Bernice Newman had the following children:

. HAZEL MILLARD was born on the 14th of Apr 1921 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA. She died on 27 Jan 1984 in Parma, Cuyahoga Co., OH, USA. She married WILLIAM WHYTE whowas born about 1920. They were married on the 14th of Dec 1940 in Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA. 

. SHIRLEY MILLARD was born in 1926 in Ohio United States. She died in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA. She married JAKE LOEFFLER who was born about 1925. 

. HELEN I MILLARD was born in 1928 in Ohio USA and died in 1977 in Ohio USA. She married JACK REED who was born about 1927 in USA.

. CECELIA C MILLARD was born on the 09th of Feb 1927 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA. She died on the 19th of Sep 1997 in Middleburg Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio. She married WILLIAM HEINGARDNER who was born about 1925. 

. WALTER WILLIAM MILLARD was born on the 12th of Jan 1932 in Cleveland Ohio USA and died on the 20th of Apr 1991 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio USA. He married MARGIE HOLBROOK who was born on 18th of Apr 1938 in Ohio United States. 

.FRANCES MILLARD was born on the 18th of May 1922 in Cleveland City Hospital, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, USA (some researchers have recorded Frances as a child of Lewis Westover who was Daphne Newman’s first husband). She died in 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Elgin OGS May 2015 Meeting Notice

May 2015 Elgin OGS Meeting Notice

Elgin County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society Box 20060, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P OB5
The May 2015 meeting of the Elgin OGS is on Wednesday, May 13th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: St. Thomas Public Library. 

Speakers: Sandra Joyce is the author of two books based on her British Home Child father, Robert Joyce, her uncle Thomas Joyce, and Aunt Emma Joyce, The Street Arab and Belonging, the sequel to The Street Arab. Karen Mahoney also speaks on the farmer's perspective as her husband's family had home children on their farm. All welcome. Free

The Road to Culloden at Backus Page House Museum

Two day Scottish Living History event The Road to Culloden at Backus-Page House Museum.     May 16-17, 2015     10am - 4pm

    Admission for age 13+ $6.00 and age 12 and under free.

    Food booth: Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday noon - 4pm

    Sunday morning breakfast available 10am - noon for $6.00/person. 

    Contact  Angela Bobier

    Cultural Manager
    Backus-Page House Museum

    Tyrconnell Heritage Society

    29424 Lakeview Line

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Elgin OGS Talbot Times June 1988 - The Black Family of Sparta 1874 Accident

The Black Family of Sparta - A tragic accident.
This article appears in the June 1988 Talbot Times.

The Black Family of Sparta - Talbot Times - 1988 June

Talbot Times - March 1988 Elgin OGS - St Thomas A&P Store

A history of the St Thomas A&P store can be found in the March 1988 Talbot Times link below.

St Thomas A&P Talbot Times 1988 March

Elgin OGS Talbot Times 1988 - Moses Bevans Travels 1810

The Travels of Moses Bevans are described in the March 1988 Talbot Times

Moses Bevans 1810

Aurella Tozier Obituary 1887 - Elgin OGS Talbot Times March 1988

The link below leads to an article about Aurella Tozier's death in 1887

Talbot Times Newsletter 1988 March edition

Monday, March 23, 2015

ELgin OGS Talbot Times - 1853 Weekly Dispatch - Births, Deaths and Marriage

1853 Weekly Dispatch St Thomas
The above link to the September 1987 Talbot Times leads to 1853 Births, Deaths and Marriages found in the St Thomas, Ontario Weekly Dispatch.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Talbot - Times June1987 Searching Records

The above link leads to a brief article which provides tips for searching various records including court records.

Elgin OGS June 1987 article - History of the Cheaspeake and Ohio Railway Co., Canadian Division

A history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Division Canadian Division can be found by following the link below - 

Talbot - Times - June 1987 

Searching Church Records - March 1987 article Elgin OGS Talbot Times

The Elgin OGS Talbot Times newsletter for March 1987 contains an article on Searching Church Records 1754 to 1858.

The following link will take you to the article - 

Searching Church Records 1754 - 1858

Elgin OGS Talbot Times March 1987 - Wm. Thomas Fairbrother Obituary 1935

The March 1987 edition of the Talbot Times contains an obituary for William Thomas Fairbrother - 1935.

The following link leads to the March edition -
Talbot Times - March 1987 - Wm Thomas Fairbrother 1935 Obituary 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Talbot Times 1987 article - Scots come to Canada

An article describing "Scots coming to Canada" can be found in the Talbot Times by clicking the following link.

Scots come to Canada 

Excerpts from January 18, 1894 St Thomas Daily Times

Excerpts from the St. Thomas Daily Times - December 1987 Talbot Times
Thursday, January 18, 1894.

Vienna — Mr. Jas. Chute of Boston, Mas. son of Mr. E. Chute, is visiting his parents, both are in poor health.
Mr. H. Nevilles is attending Normal school at Ottawa.
Mrs. Jeannie Carlisle, of Peterboro was the guest of Miss. E. Chute during the past week.
Miss Jessie Gunne, formerly a pupil of Hamilton Collegiate, is attending school here.
Miss Annie Edison, is attending the Toronto Normal School.
At the annual meeting of the Bayham Agriculture Society held here on Thursday January 11. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Pres. C.P.Chute; Vice Pres. J.T. Marr; Directors, H. Saxton, S.D. McCurdy, Thos. McGreer, K.Stilwell, Wm. Gordan, Louis Hankinson, E.S. McCollum, A. McConnell, and Mr. Harvey of Eden. Wm. Watts was reappointed Sec. and Treas. and E.H. Suffel and George Ault as auditors. Mr. Jack B. Martin who died at his home, about two miles west of this place, on Tuesday last, aged 86 years, was buried in St. Luke’s cemetery on Thursday.
Mr. William Broom, of Minneapolis is visiting friends here.
Mr. E.H. Suffel, not having the required property qualification declined to take the declaration of office as Reeve of the village. Nominations for Reeve will be held on Monday 22nd January

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Elgin Branch OGS March 2015 meetings

Come join us!

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. 

Location: St. Thomas Public Library.  

Topic:  Remembering our 1812 Veterans - the 1812 Gravesite Project. 

Speaker:  Vanessa Warner

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Talbot Times - Elgin Handles Ltd., 1887

The December 1984 copy of the Talbot Times contains a 1887 article on Elgin Handles Ltd., and the town of Sparta. There is a reference to the Rebellion of 1837, and family names included in the article are Doan Family (Quakers), Burgess, Scott, Kipp, Haight and many others. You can find the article at the link below -
Talbot Times - Elgin Handles Ltd. - 1984 December issue

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

First Sunday School in Malahide - Elgin County OGS

The following link leads to a September 1984 Talbot Times article about the first Sunday School in Malahide which features a small list of names.

Malahide Sunday School Talbot Times -1984 September 

Elgin County OGS - Richmond, Oldest Place in Elgin Settlement. Names featured - Cook, McKinney

The village of Richmond is discussed in the Talbot Times article apprearing in September 1984.

Richmond - Talbot Times - 1984 September 

Elgin County OGS - Port Bruce Article 1952 - Names featured Lewis, Thompson, Davis, Dalley, Young, Johnson

The link below leads to a September 1984 article in the Talbot Times entitled "Port Bruce, Where Fabled Robocores Rambled, Was Once Busy With Industry"

Port Bruce article - Talbot Times - 1984 September 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Elgin County OGS - Somervilles of Rodney

Two articles appear in the June 1984 Talbot Times.

1. 68 years married - Somervilles of Rodney, and

2. St. Thomas Times Journal Tidbits 1831 - 1832

Talbot Times June 1984 article link 

Articles are at the end of the newsletter

Elgin County OGS - James and John McKinlay letter - Talbot Times

Aldborough, Elgin County - 24 October 1919 - A letter appears in the March 1984 Talbot Times towards the end of the newsletter, written by James McKinlay to his brother John.

McKinlay letter - Talbot -Times - 1984 - March 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Elgin County OGS - List of Wardens 1852 to 1983

Friendship Autograph Album - 1842 to 1846 - list of names, and Elgin County Wardens 1852 to 1983.
Two separate lists of names featured in the Talbot Times

Lists of names - 1983 - March 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Elgin County OGS - Malahide Bearen Regular Baptist Church Article - December 1982 Talbot Times

Malahide Bearen Regular Baptist Church and Cemetery List - 1850 article from the Haggan Papers Talbot Times - December 1982

Malahide Bearen Church -1982 - December 

Elgin County OGS - Caughell Family - 1905

Caughell Family article - 1905 in the September 1982 Talbot Times

Caughell Family Article -1982-september

Elgin County OGS - Annett Family in Elgin County article - 1829

Annett Family comes to Elgin County - from the June 1982 Talbot Times

Captain Robert Anett Family article - June 1982 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Elgin OGS Recent Updates

The Elgin Branch OGS continues to add research information to the website. The link below will take you to January updates for 2015 along with those for 2014.

Elgin OGS Recent Updates for 2015 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Abandoned Places in Elgin County Ontario Canada

The site below leads to various abandoned locations in Elgin County that may contain genealogy or history information for researchers.

Abandoned Places in Elgin County Ontario Canada 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Elgin County Historical Society Link

Another interesting website for Elgin researchers - Elgin Historical Society website link -