Charles Godwin

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School Year Books wanted

School Yearbooks – the Essex County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society (collection located in the Family History Reading room, Windsor Public Library) is looking for donations of Windsor & Essex County school yearbooks for indexing, scanning, and adding to the EssexOGS Collection. These books are valuable to […]

New Books on the Members Only page

We recently added new books to the Members Only page.  The Refugee by Benjamin Drew is a collection of “narratives of fugitive slaves in Canada”.  Included are stories from former slaves who settled in Chatham, Buxton, Dresden, Dawn, Windsor, Sandwich, Amherstburg, Colchester and Gosfield. For those with ancestors who […]

New additions to the library

We have two new additions to our library shelves.  Come in for a visit! An extract from A Fluid Frontier: Slavery. Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland.  Edited by Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker. pg 27 ” At the riverfront, vanes of […]

Two Great Local Area Resources

April 2014 – Last night’s meeting highlighted valuable resources and information available in the Windsor-Essex area. French family history resources were highlighted by Margaret Jeffrey from the RFPO La Pionniere du Sud-Ouest.  She mentioned they also have some Irish resources included in their Catholic Church records. Update 2016: […]

Preserving Family Artifacts and Documents

Guest speaker Heather Colautti from Windsor’s Community Museum discusses the preservation of those important family history mementos. Also, a representative from the Centre de Genealogie, Pionniere du Sud-Ouest will present an overview of their services and resources. Monday, April 14, 7:00 pm, at the main branch of the […]

EssexOGS: September, Open Family History Meeting

Welcome back from summer! The EssexOGS fall monthly meetings, open to the public, start again: Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 6:00 PM (Library on summer hours) Topic:  COPYRIGHT and Family History Research (GENEALOGY) Copyright do’s and don’t’s and general practices for family historians Presented by: Myra Tawfik. Location: Windsor […]