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Elgin County GenWeb
Researching Your ancestors In
Elgin County, Ontario, Canada  
Located On the North shore of Lake Erie


Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society

 is now at


Welcome to Ontario GenWeb's  Genealogy in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada. Ontario, first settled in 1783 following the Revolutionary War was previously called: Upper Canada 1791-1841 and Canada West 1841-1867. Elgin County was first settled in about 1803 with the arrival of Col. Thomas Talbot.
Elgin County, Ontario Canada is located on the north shore of Lake Erie halfway between Detroit, Michigan and Buffalo, New York. The county seat is St. Thomas, Ontario. Aylmer, Ontario is the second largest town.


Elgin County historical Townships include (left to right)

Aldborough, Dunwich, Southwold, Yarmouth, South Dorchester, Malahide and Bayham.


Elgin County Genealogists are North American leaders in providing

free online county genealogical information

This is the place to get results - and it's FREE

Cemetery Gravestone Transcriptions by the Elgin OGS - free online - The Elgin OGS has transcribed  most gravestones for all Elgin County cemeteries.
Cemetery gravestone images  - free online -  at the Canada's GenWeb Cemetery Project
Cemetery gravestone images  - free online - from the Ontario Obits web site
Cemetery transcriptions   - free online - just a few at Elgin Co. from  Interment.net
Histories of Elgin County - Tweedsmuir Histories - Histories of the villages and townships of Elgin by the local women's groups.
Land Records from the Elgin OGS - free online - The Elgin OGS provides abstracts of the Township Land Papers
Newspaper indexes from the Elgin OGS - free online - The Elgin OGS has indexed many issues of local newspapers
(See their lookup policy for getting copies of the newspaper articles)
Vital record abstracts from the Elgin OGS - free online - The Elgin OGS provides some birth marriage and death indexes
 Military Information - read about World War I veterans from East Elgin at the Elgin OGS website