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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 […]

Sept 12th – EssexOGS goes to COMBER

Monday, Set 12, 2016, 7 pm: EssexOGS members and guests head to the Comber & District Historical Museum (10405 HWY 77) . The Comber Museum members will provide a tour as well as information on local family histories and resources. If you would like to carpool from the […]