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 https://essex.ogs.on.ca/?page_id=189

Partial Year Membership ($37.00 – available June 1 to October 31)
An introductory offer for brand new members that allows you to join right away rather than waiting for the next calendar year (this category is also available to those who have not been an OGS member for the past two years and would like to come back).

Support the EssexOGS Branch’s activities and equipment purchases with a Donation:

Link to the CanadaHelps for online donations at: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/30831 (CanadaHelps will provide tax receipts). Or click the “Donate Now” button below.

Recent donations have assisted the branch purchase items such as: 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).

Canada Helps – OGS

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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, 2nd Floor, Family & Local History Room
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  ext 306 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.

EssexOGS YouTube Channel

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EssexOGS Blog

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EssexOGS Linkedin

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


 Members Networking with Members & Heritage Organizations

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