Thursday, February 12, 2015

Elgin Branch OGS March 2015 meetings

Come join us!

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. 

Location: St. Thomas Public Library.  

Topic:  Remembering our 1812 Veterans - the 1812 Gravesite Project. 

Speaker:  Vanessa Warner

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Talbot Times - Elgin Handles Ltd., 1887

The December 1984 copy of the Talbot Times contains a 1887 article on Elgin Handles Ltd., and the town of Sparta. There is a reference to the Rebellion of 1837, and family names included in the article are Doan Family (Quakers), Burgess, Scott, Kipp, Haight and many others. You can find the article at the link below -
Talbot Times - Elgin Handles Ltd. - 1984 December issue

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

First Sunday School in Malahide - Elgin County OGS

The following link leads to a September 1984 Talbot Times article about the first Sunday School in Malahide which features a small list of names.

Malahide Sunday School Talbot Times -1984 September 

Elgin County OGS - Richmond, Oldest Place in Elgin Settlement. Names featured - Cook, McKinney

The village of Richmond is discussed in the Talbot Times article apprearing in September 1984.

Richmond - Talbot Times - 1984 September 

Elgin County OGS - Port Bruce Article 1952 - Names featured Lewis, Thompson, Davis, Dalley, Young, Johnson

The link below leads to a September 1984 article in the Talbot Times entitled "Port Bruce, Where Fabled Robocores Rambled, Was Once Busy With Industry"

Port Bruce article - Talbot Times - 1984 September 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Elgin County OGS - Somervilles of Rodney

Two articles appear in the June 1984 Talbot Times.

1. 68 years married - Somervilles of Rodney, and

2. St. Thomas Times Journal Tidbits 1831 - 1832

Talbot Times June 1984 article link 

Articles are at the end of the newsletter

Elgin County OGS - James and John McKinlay letter - Talbot Times

Aldborough, Elgin County - 24 October 1919 - A letter appears in the March 1984 Talbot Times towards the end of the newsletter, written by James McKinlay to his brother John.

McKinlay letter - Talbot -Times - 1984 - March