How to Become a Member:

In order to become a member of the Essex County branch, you must first register as a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Registration information can be found on the OGS website at

To join any of the branches, there is an additional fee per branch as shown on the OGS registration form.

The Essex County Branch  membership fee (2015) is:

$12.00 per individual
$15.00 per family
$12.00 per institution

Membership is for the calendar year.  Those joining after October will receive a  membership for the following year.

Questions? Contact regarding questions on membership(s)


  • Supporting the local volunteers in the development & preservation of documents
  • Supporting Public Awareness / Education / Assistance activities
  • Access to newsletters, meetings, conferences (unpublished resources)
  • Research collaboration (ideas)
  • Networking  with other researchers & friends
  • Assistance with the Family Puzzle (Brickwalls)
  • Access to members Discussion Boards – “Priceless

For more reasons to get involved read the interview of Shirley Sturdevant, President OGS 2012:

What can I do in the Members Only section of the OGS web site?

  • attend Webinars
  • view recordings of past webinars
  • research using our Members Only databases
  • visit the Members Only sites for your branches (Indexes are now being added)
  • access the new Electronic Newsleaf
  • read back issues of Families and e-Newsleaf
  • post on the Member Message board
  • ask questions or assist on the Technical Support Message Board
  • link through to Pay Per View
  • download Pedigree charts for use in your research
  • view your member profile and update your contact information
  • change your password should you need to

Current Members:

Changes to your mailing address, email address or telephone number?  Be sure to let us know so that we cankeep you up-to-date !

Is Your Contact Info Correct?

Current member are encouraged to contact us with changes in mailing address and/or email address.

Essex County Branch & O.G.S.,  Calendar of events:

Calendar click here

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