Essex County Branch, Region One, O.G.S., & Tri-County Area Calendar of events:
Calendar click here
OGS Webinars Schedule (MEMBERS ONLY SEE: – WWW.OGS.ca.on )
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:
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.
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 !)