Elgin Branch News

Finding Uncle Frank

An interesting St. Thomas Times-Journal  Veterans Day story of searching and finding Elgin Regiment Trooper Franklin A. LANG (1925-1977)

Searching for Uncle Frank, a St. Thomas vet who fell through the cracks

by Meghan Lang-Ferguson
Special to the Times-Journal




Thorman Room elevator down from 6 July – 12 Aug 2016

Researchers to the St. Thomas Library, Thorman Room please note:

“The elevator at STPL will be out of commission from 6 July to about the 12 August. The only access to the Local History area (George Thorman Room) will be via the stairs. Some of the handicapped people may want to plan a research trip to avoid this.”

Service Files of the First World War, 1914-1918 – CEF – Linked to Elgin OGS site

We are now linking service file images for Elgin County First World War Soldiers to our Age Shall Not Weary Them publication.

Search the Archives Canada First World War Files

Attestation Paper for Alway Brown


Here is a sample for Elgin County Soldier Walter Everard Alway Brown



Proposed New Shedden Branch Library

Funding new Shedden library has been ‘a challenge’

Shedden Library


Shedden, Southwold, Elgin, Ontario, Canada

It’s tentatively sized for 3,500 square feet and detailed architectural and working plans are being prepared, Massachaele outlined.

Aylmer Museum Exhibit

First Great War exhibit opens at Aylmer Museum

Aylmer Express

Jim McCallum is a longtime Elgin County historical and genealogical researcher. A free online version of Jim’s book “Age Shall Not Weary Them” as well as other infomation on Aylmer area veterans from all conflicts involving Canadians is available at the Elgin Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society web site at:


Searching “Genealogical” in the St. ThomasTimes-Journal

A recent search of the word “Genealogical” in the St. Thomas Times-Journal turned up these articles pertaining to stories of local interest and past events of the Elgin OGS.


Nov 26, 2011 A donation Friday of $6,000 from the Elgin branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society to continue digitization of Elgin county Women’s Institute …
May 26, 2008 ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY — Meeting 7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Public Library, Carnegie Room, speaker Ken Ackles on Genealogy and …
Mar 15, 2016 The digitization project was funded by the county along with a $5,000 donation from the Elgin county branch of the Ontario Genealogical …
Oct 20, 2008 The work was finished for the Elgin County branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and is currently published in softcover. “It’s not my book,” ..
Mar 13, 2010 … to FWIO President Joy Trimble, re: our Tweedsmuir History digitization of records and a future partnership with Ontario Genealogical Society.
Jan 29, 2009 Stirling Chapter IODE’s guest speaker for their evening meeting was John Hoover of the Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical …
Nov 22, 2013 The company was founded in 1995 to produce genealogical material but transitioned into drama. Marshall is a graduate of the multimedia …
May 5, 2010 The FWIO also would like all institutes to get Tweedsmuir History Books digitalized on the genealogical website. Kay Waite has resigned as our …
Feb 4, 2010 FWIO has notified us of the new partnership with the Ontario Genealogical Society for the purpose of digitizing the WI Tweedsmuir Histories in …
May 12, 2010 Talbotville Cemetery, one of the oldest in the county, bustled with activity as members of the Elgin county branch of the Ontario Genealogical …
Aug 21, 2013 He often offers his services as a guide for those embarking on a genealogical search, in addition to offering his extensive insight into the …
Feb 24, 2010 “From a very small kid, I’ve always been interested in genealogy … He’s a charter member of Elgin Genealogical Society and a past president.
Sep 25, 2014 … that will turn an iPhone into a handy portable scanner that you can use for work , school reports, genealogical research, or recording receipts.
Feb 14, 2014 From Talbot Times, the publication of the Elgin branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, a report from the Times-Journal of the day:.
Apr 22, 2015 … confirmed reports that he asked executive producer Henry “Skip” Gates Jr. to ignore his ancestors’ slave history after the genealogical series …