Essex County Branch, Region One, O.G.S., & Tri-County Area Calendar of events:
Calendar click here
“Conference 2014 Update
Conference 2014 is now less than eleven months away. With this in mind, the committee is now beginning the programming for the conference.
The conference will be held at Brock University, May 1 – 4, 2014. Our Call for Speakers ended in May and a large number of proposals for lecture topics were submitted. The noted genealogist/entertainer, Mr. Hank Jones of California will be one of our keynote speakers.
We have obtained the services of an event company from Toronto to assist with the planning and they will be helping in the areas of sponsorship, food planning, the banquet and tours among other things. It is the intent of the committee to
plan the streaming in of some speakers from a distance and possibly offer a streaming program for individuals who cannot get to conference.
We are advertising the conference as an opportunity to take a vacation with the conference as the highlight. Attendees should come early or stay after conference to take advantage of all we have to offer here in Niagara.
Vernon Rows, chair of the Organizing committee for conference 2014” NOTES FROM NIAGARA May 2013 VOL XXXIII NUMBER 2, page 7
Essex County Heritage Brochure
South Western Ontario Heritage Council
2013 brochure available from:
Windsor-s Community Museum (call ahead, please at 519 253-1812) and ECHRS
For a pdf version of the SWOHC Brochure click here (the pdf is a large file, so it may take time to download)
For the SWOHC List of Events, see their BLOG:
Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society, (HEIRS) Membership meets monthly, on the fourth Thursday, excluding June, July, August, and December. The meetings are held in the Community Room, Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre, Arena Building, at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated. The public is welcome.
War of 1812 Commemorative Project (on going until 2015)
Do you have a War of 1812 ancestor? To commemorate the actions of our ancestors during the War of 1812, the Essex County Branch OGS would like to add a collection of family histories that prove their ancestry back to those who fought during the War of 1812 in the Western District (Essex, Kent and Lambton counties). We will present certificates to those who can successfully prove this connection. They, along with their families, will be invited to special events being held in the area to commemorate the war.
To be a part of this project, a completed
certificate application form with documented proof for each
generation between the applicant and the War of 1812 ancestor must
be completed. Successful applicants will receive a certificate. The
certificate processing fee is $25.00 for each certificate
The applications will be placed on our Branch Members Only section of our website. Information for only those persons who were born earlier than 100 years ago will be included. No information about living persons will be posted.
Click on the button below to download the certificate application form.
October 2013 Annual Meeting - Hosted by Lambton Branch
October 2013: Battle of the Thames, Thamesville
June 2012 - Burton Collection - Detroit Public Library, Tour
August 2012 - Booth at Roots to Boots Event and handing out War of 1812 Certificates (on going until 2015 !)