Ontario Ancestors Conference 2022 The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa
The Ontario Genealogical Society Virtual Conference 2022, June 24 – 26, Ottawa

Essex County Branch

Hello and thank you for stopping by the Essex County Branch. We are the Essex County Branch of Ontario Ancestors, dedicated to assisting those who are interested in researching their ancestral roots in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. Our focus is preserving family history; networking & collaborating with other like-minded Essex County groups; advocating for local history and our cemeteries and educating family historians of all skill levels seeking to learn more about their genealogical roots in Essex County.

Our branch sits on the Canada/US border thus our ancestors had deep roots on both sides of the border. Essex County was one of the early settled areas in Canada which resulted in a rich history with the Indigenous, French, and Black populations. Linking local history with genealogy only enriches our family stories and helps us to understand the past.

We look forward to connecting with you to learn about your own Essex County ancestors or to assist with your research.