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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 […]

Windsor’s Community Museum (Archives) located in the Francois Baby House, built in 1812 by François Baby, a French-Canadian: Hours – http://www.citywindsor.ca/002821.asp

Windsor’s Community Museum is located in the Francois Baby House, an historic house built in 1812 by François Baby, a prominent French-Canadian. Windsor’s Community Museum has a wide array of collections, which document the rich history of this community.  Amongst them are: The Artifact Collection Over 15,000 artifacts are […]

Post 1812-14 necessity for a larger Canadian population

Immigration History of Canada. The Quebec History Encyclopedia; http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/QuebecHistory/encyclopedia/ImmigrationHistoryofCanada.htm An excellent summary of the immigration hisotry of Canada. Of interest is the following quote from the web site:  “….The War of 1812 attracted attention to the necessity for a larger population in Canada, particularly of people with British […]