Tag Archives: Genealogy

Ask Our Genealogist

Do you have a genealogy question? Have you hit a brick wall in your research? Perhaps you’re just starting out, and you’re not sure where or how to find the records and information you need to fill in your family tree? Wouldn’t it be great if you could Ask Our Genealogist? Wait – you can! WHEN: Saturday, November 8th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. WHERE: Central Library, 2nd Floor Ask Our Genealogist...
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City directories – A Valuable Resource

City directories are one of the most useful resources for genealogists. By City Directories, I do not mean telephone books. They are like having 2 books within 1 publication. These directories have an alphabetical listing by surname of people living in the community. The second half is an alphabetical listing of streets in the community. Some of the newer directories also have telephone number listings filed in numerical order. The...
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Essex County Genealogical Society Meetings in March, April, May, and June

Monthly meetings of the Essex County Genealogical Society are held at the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, on the lower level. Admission is free and the public is welcome! For more information, email essexogs@gmail.com. Monday, March 10, 7:00 – 9:00 pm:  The Victorian Celebration of Death, a presentation by Catherine MacKendrick, explores the Victorian celebration of death and what it means for the present day. MacKendrick has been a thanatologist for...
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February is Black History Month

In 1995, after a motion by Jean Augustine, the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, Canada’s House of Commons officially and unanimously recognized February as Black History Month. In 2008, Donald Oliver, the first black man appointed to the Senate, moved to have the Senate officially recognize Black History Month, which was unanimously approved. Click here for a downloadable PDF of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s poster for Black History...
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January Meeting of Essex County Branch Ontario Genealogical Society

The Essex County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society resumes its monthly meetings on Monday, January 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Central Branch of Windsor Public Library, in the Fred Israel Auditorium, Lower Level. The guest speakers in January are Barb Sandre and Nancy Bonifield. Local researcher Barb Sandre will discuss and read excerpts from her recently published family history book. Nancy Bonifeld will review the collection...
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Windsor Public Library Presents Genealogy Workshops

Come out to Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Avenue, and join others with an interest in family history at two workshops presented by Tom Vajdik, WPL Genealogy and Local History Librarian. Introduction to Genealogy will take place at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 28 in WPL’s Fred Israel Auditorium (lower level of Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Avenue) This workshop will be an introduction to the methodology and cover...
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