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My Centennial Ancestors

Windsor celebrated the Queen’s 73rd birthday on Victoria Day, the 24th of May 1892, with unusual enthusiasm because it was also the birth of the city!  The City of Windsor and the Essex Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society invited people whose family live in the Town of Windsor, or Walkerville, or Sandwich, or Sandwich East, or Sandwich West, (that is, in ‘today’s City of Windsor), in 1892 to apply for an 1892 Windsor Centennial Ancestor Certificate which was available to anyone who could prove direct descent from a Windsor resident of 1892.  Ten volumes of these applications were received.  This is the index to these volumes which can be found in the Members Library under Family Records.

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