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Events 2014

Essex County Branch, Region One, O.G.S., & Tri-County Area Calendar of events:

Calendar click here


Park House, Amherstburg: Regency Cooking and Historical Food Plating, April 25th, 7pm ($15 non-members) - click here for posters.   _____________________

2014 OGS Webinars Schedule - click here for information flyer. ______________________

Conference 2014 Update (click here)

The conference will be held at Brock University, May 1 – 4, 2014. The noted genealogist/entertainer, Mr. Hank Jones of California will be one of our keynote speakers.

Take a vacation with the conference as the highlight. Attendees should come early or stay after conference to take advantage of all we have to offer here in Niagara.

Vernon Rows, chair of the Organizing committee for conference 2014” NOTES FROM NIAGARA May 2013 VOL XXXIII NUMBER 2, page 7


Essex County Heritage Brochure

South Western Ontario Heritage Council

2014 brochure available from:

Windsor-s Community Museum (call ahead, please at 519 253-1812) and ECHRS

For the SWOHC List of Events, see their BLOG:


Harrow Early Immigrant Research Society, (HEIRS) Membership meets monthly, on the fourth Thursday, excluding June, July, August, and December. The meetings are held in the Community Room, Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre, Arena Building, at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated. The public is welcome.


War of 1812 Commemorative Project (on going until 2015)

Do you have a War of 1812 ancestor? To commemorate the actions of our ancestors during the War of 1812, the Essex County Branch OGS would like to add a collection of family histories that prove their ancestry back to those who fought during the War of 1812 in the Western District (Essex, Kent and Lambton counties). We will present certificates to those who can successfully prove this connection. They, along with their families, will be invited to special events being held in the area to commemorate the war.

To be a part of this project, a completed certificate application form with documented proof for each generation between the applicant and the War of 1812 ancestor must be completed. Successful applicants will receive a certificate. The certificate processing fee is $25.00 for each certificate application.
The applications will be placed on our Branch Members Only section of our website. Information for only those persons who were born earlier than 100 years ago will be included. No information about living persons will be posted.

Click on the button below to download the certificate application form.

Past Events:

October 2013 Annual Meeting - Hosted by Lambton Branch

October 2013: Battle of the Thames, Thamesville


June 2012 - Burton Collection - Detroit Public Library, Tour

August 2012 - Booth at Roots to Boots Event and handing out War of 1812 Certificates (on going until 2015 !)