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 The 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).

Follow Us!

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):

FaceBook  Watch us on YouTube Twitter
EssexOA Blog Linkedin Instagram

Location of our family history presentations

Due to Covid-19 and applicable public health guidelines all presentations will be live (with Q&A) on ZOOM until further notice, and then posted to the Essex County Branch YouTube site. Presentations are  the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm:

When permitted, either in late 2021 or early 2022, live presentations will resume at the Maryvale campus building on the  corner of Prince Road and College Ave., parking off College Ave. Entrance to presentation room from parking lot, south side entrance of Maryvale building.

Open access: Sign up for Ontario Ancestors’ “e-Weekly” newsletter at: Here

 Members Networking with Members & Heritage Organizations

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

Ontario Ancestors - Essex County Branch