We are the Essex County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (EssexOGS), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting those who are interested in researching their ancestral roots in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Members collaborating with Members, and networking with other branch members and heritage organizations

We are passionate in family history and ancestral discovery and are here to provide guidance, resources, and encouragement to all those seeking to learn more about their genealogical roots. We encourage you to attend the ‘Events’ and branch ‘Family History Presentations’  to learn more and network / connect with others interested in family history (genealogy).

Become an Active Member!

To become a member of the Essex County Ontario Genealogical Society click here or visit the Ontario Genealogical Society . What is available on-line for members? Search the excel spreadsheet located on the  Member’s Only (MO) Site link above or click here to open a new page http://essex.ogs.on.ca/?page_id=189

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Keep up to date on Branch information, presentations, and network with other Branch members.

Location of our family history presentations and our collection

The Windsor Public Library – Main Branch
850 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON N9A 4M9
(519) 255-6770 (WPL)

essex@ogs.on.ca   (see contact page for specific areas of the branch)

1-855.697.6687  The EssexOGS phone number, for voice mail messages only. Remember to provide details for directing the message to appropriate area. Or see the contact page for the area e-mail addresses.

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Open access: Sign up for the OGS “e-Weekly” newsletter at: https://ogs.on.ca/eweekly.php

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Web Site issues? Contact the “EssexOGS Web Team” (active members) at essexwebmaster@ogs.on.ca


  1. Kevin Glenn says:

    I would like to join the group. My great great grandfather Thomas George (T.G.) Smith was from Windsor and a college buddy of the Chaffey brothers who founded Ontario, California. T.G. was a Free Mason and I was hoping to find out more info about him and could use any tips offered.
    Thank you,
    Kevin Glenn

  2. Gary W Procop says:

    I am a member and wondered if anyone had ever written a history of the North Ridge Rifles of Essex, as I have an ancestor who was a member.

  3. I was wondering if someone can seek out where my Aunt Charlotte is buried in Windsor Grove Cemetery and take the picture of her grave marker. Her name was Charlotte Scott Ings. But her grave marker may only say Charlotte Ings.

  4. pamela auffret says:

    I am trying to locate Cathy Knight. Is it possible to have her email address?
    Cathy has helped me in the past with info. on my family.
    My niece is doing her Thesis for university in Kelowna BC
    I have found information on ancestry.ca for both sides of my mother’s parents. But I believe my niece is looking for additional info.
    thank you
    Pamela Auffret

  5. Nicole CHauvin-King says:

    I am going shortly to Ireland. I have been trying to find the birth place of my great grandmother Catherine O’Donnell married to Théophile Chauvin (Feb 2 1875). She was adopted as a young child by François Chauvin and Louise Dépanier. I do know she left from Sligo but would really like to find the actual birth place. I just found your site and am leaving on Sunday May 24th. I will have access to the internet there, should you be able to find any information on her tombstone or death certificate. She was affiliated with Annunciation Parish in Stoney Point.

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