Collection - West Elgin Genealogical and Historical Society Collection

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West Elgin Genealogical and Historical Society Collection

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234 cm of textual records
215 photographs ; b&W, col.. ; 5.5 x 8 cm or larger

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The West Elgin Genealogical and Historical Society was formed in the late 1970's by a group of interested people in Western Elgin County. The aim of the Society is to exchange information between members on local genealogy and history, provide assistance to people researching family ties and history in Western Elgin, and to promote knowledge of the history of Western Elgin to the general public.

Over the last 40 years the WEGHS has accumulated a significant archive of information related to local history and genealogy. A book on the Early History of Dunwich Township has been published and sold by the Society. In addition, transcripts of local cemetery stones have been made by Society members and copies are sold by the Society.

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Records relating to the history of West Elgin. Included are:

  • Church deeds from the area
  • Account books for businesses and municipalities
    -Daily registers for schools in Aldborough Township
    -Land study plans and maps from the area
    -Photographs of local sports teams, families, buildings and events
    -Personal correspondence such as wedding and party invitations
    -Municipality records and repots for towns and villages in the area

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