Library Surname Index Cards
The early library teams produced a surname index card for each surname found in the Essex County Branch library collection. The card describes where the surname was found, listing each library call number and the name of the publication. This practice was maintained for many years however it was discontinued many years ago. Many additional surnames have been added to the collection which do not have a card produced, therefore it would be recommended that all indexes be reviewed in your search for your ancestor’s information.
The Essex Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society has its library collection housed in The Windsor Public Library-Local History Branch at 3312 Sandwich Street , Windsor, Ontario, N9C 1B1.
Click on the appropriate alphabetic range representing the first letter of your ancestor’s surname to view the cards. Please allow the file to upload completely to be able to scroll through the cards. These files are quite large, therefore depending on your internet speed, this can take a few minutes. If the publication associated with your ancestors surname has been digitized, it can be found on the Members Only Page, if not digitized it can be found on the library shelves only. We are currently in the process of posting all of our library materials which are not restricted by copyright. If you need assistance please contact the Essex County Branch of the OGS librarian.