Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society 


 Go Straight to the Ancestor Databases - Cemetery transcriptions, vitals, census and newspaper indexes

(or Enter your Ancestor's name in our Google Site search box in the upper right hand corner)

The Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is a branch of a non-profit organization of people who share interest in genealogy and family history. The Branch was first organized in March 1982. There are about 250 members. Any person or institution interested in supporting the branch is welcome to apply for membership.

Research Assistance Policy - How you can get us to help you with your research and can get copies of some of the indexed material on this site.

Support the Elgin OGS Web site. We need your support to continue our policy of making most of our indexes and transcriptions FREE online for you.

The Talbot Times Newsletter - Our quarterly Newsletter - Back issues are online and current issues with your Branch membership.

Branch Meetings and Calendar of Branch events. - Our annual calendar of meetings and events.

The Talbot Settlement - An important part of Elgin County settlement.

News - Current topics of interest to Elgin Researchers

Elgin OGS Blog Site - Feel free to send us pertinent content for the Blog site
Elgin OGS on Facebook - "Like" us on Facebook.
Discovering Your Roots in Elgin - a resource guide.  Many of your questions will be answered here!

The Elgin OGS Branch Library - The branch library is located in the George Thorman Room of the St. Thomas Public Library and accessible for research during the open hours of the public library. If you are planning a visit to do research at the St. Thomas Library check out the online Finding Aid for the Elgin OGS collection at the George Thorman Room.  Those interested in using the collection of the Elgin OGS or the material housed in the George Thorman Room are advised to reserve a microfilm reader by phoning in advance (St. Thomas Public Library, 519/631-6050).

How to Contact the Elgin OGS

Elgin County O. G. S.
Box 20060
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 0B5, Canada

Email info@elginogs.ca for additional branch information and lookups.

Driving directions to St. Thomas, Ontario - St. Thomas is the county seat for Elgin County. The Townships given are those used before 1980.

Elgin County, Ontario is located on the north Shore of Lake Erie, halfway between Detroit, Michigan and Buffalo, New York.