We are the Essex County Branch of Ontario Ancestors, an Ontario based registered charity, dedicated to assisting those who are interested in researching their ancestral roots in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Active Members: Preserving Family History; Networking & Collaborating; Advocates for Archives and Cemeteries
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 Branch click here or visit Ontario Ancestors. 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 here
Support the Essex Branch’s activities and equipment purchases with a Donation:
CLICK HERE or click the “Donate Now” button to donate to the Essex County Branch via CanadaHelps.org. Canadian donation tax receipts instantly issued.
Donations have assisted the branch purchase items such as: Flags, Table Cloths, book & high speed scanners; laptops; software; and streaming video equipment & accessories – which is assisting EssexOGS to go digital & stream presentations. Remember you can specify how you would like the funds to be used (i.e. for equipment & activities).
Join us on the Essex Branch Facebook Group and keep up to date on Branch information, presentations, and network with other Branch members on your favourite social media (Instagram (Instagram co-ordinator position open, please contact us if interested):
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Location of our family history presentations
At present we are continuing to hold our family history presentation live online (with Q&A) on ZOOM. Recordings are subsequently posted to the Essex County Branch YouTube site when allowed by our speaker contracts. Presentations are generally the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm:
We will announce when live presentations will resume at the Maryvale campus building (Windsor) on the corner of Prince Road and College Ave., parking off College Ave. Enter to the presentation room from the parking lot, south side entrance of Maryvale building.
Open access: Sign up for Ontario Ancestors’ “e-Weekly” newsletter Here
Members Networking with Members & Heritage Organizations
Web Site issues? Contact the “EssexOA Web Team” (participating members) at firstname.lastname@example.org