Indexes

Members of the Kent Branch have been working on indexing branch and library publications, and an index is now available on-line for searching.

Click here to access the Master Index.

This index has been updated on March 1st, 2014, and work is underway to update this – check back later for updates!  The Master Index presently includes an index to 11,988 persons included in the following four publications:

The Botany file is an index to the 1992 Kent Branch publication A History of the Community of Botany, transcribed by Nancy Cameron, indexed by Leslie Mancell, with computer direction from Leslie Mancell and John Claus, and with computer manipulation by Bill Claus.  It was originally published as a series in the Ridgetown Dominion in 1963 and 1964, and was written by Mrs. Wm. J. Dunlop nee Katherine McBrayne (1866-1963).  It is described as a valuable insight into life and the struggle to survive in the early days of Kent County. This publication includes a Surname and General Index, and is 108 pages in length.  The Index can be viewed here in pdf format, and the surname index has been transcribed and is searchable online through the Master Index above.  The General Index can be viewed in the above pdf link.  This publication is available for purchase on-line in electronic format ($13 plus handling fee) or hard copy format ($27 plus shipping/handling fee) on the Kent Branch OGS website through our Publications page.

The Dresden Times 1888-1992 file is an index created by Kent Branch OGS volunteer Lynn Clark.  This is an index to the 2003 Kent Branch publication Extracts from the Dresden Times 1888-1922, originally transcribed by Helen Reaume, which has extracts from the Dresden newspaper of births, marriages and deaths for this time period.  This publication includes an index, and is 209 pages in length.  This publication is available for purchase on-line in electronic format ($22 plus handling fee) or hard copy format ($45 plus shipping/handling fee) on our Kent Branch OGS website through the Publications page.

The Navistar file is an index of names created by Kent Branch OGS volunteer Lynn Clark. This is an index of names appearing in the book From International to Navistar Chatham, Ontario, a 204 page document (including employee pictures), published by Navistar International Corporation in 1987.  A copy of this book is available to view at the Kent Branch, OGS library in Chatham.

The Pioneer Sketches of Kent and Elgin County file is an index of names appearing in the 1992 Kent Branch publication The Pioneer Sketches of Kent and Elgin County, transcribed by Nancy Cameron, indexed by Bill Claus, with computer direction from Leslie Mancell.  It was originally written between 1896 & 1899 by Henry Watson, a one-time owner/publisher of the Highgate Monitor.  During that period Henry Watson researched, wrote and published a number of sketches on pioneers and pioneer life in the area.  It has been described as an excellent glimpse into the past and life on the border between Kent & Elgin Counties.  This publication includes a Surname Index, along with an Index of Businessmen and Tradesmen, and is 88 pages in length.  The Index can be viewed here in pdf format, and the Surname Index has been transcribed and is searchable online through the Master Index above.  This publication is available for purchase on-line in electronic format ($10 plus handling fee) or hard copy format ($20 plus shipping/handling fee) on our Kent Branch OGS website through the Publications page.

View Our November Meeting On-Line!

November 14, 2014 Friday 7:00 PM

Kent County Heroes

To commemorate WWI, we celebrate the lives and contributions of a few Kent County soldiers. Alysson Storey travelled to Europe on several occasions to visit cemeteries where Kent County men are buried. She will tell us of these trips and the men buried there. Open to the public.

View the recording of the meeting held on November 14th, 2014 at 7:00pm.