Reference Collection Holdings

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Reference Files

  • Over 1000 genealogy files containing miscellaneous information on Amherstburg-area families.
  • Over 1000 files arranged by subject containing newspaper articles, advertisements, programs etc. on:
    • Businesses
    • Events
    • Organizations
    • Municipal History
    • General

 

Census Records for Essex County (microfilm)

  • 1851 (indexed) (many areas missing)
  • 1861 (indexed)
  • 1871 (indexed)
  • 1881 (indexed at www.familysearch.org)
  • 1891 (indexed)
  • 1901 (indexed at www.automatedgenealogy.com)
  • 1911 (indexed at www.automatedgenealogy.com)

 

Town, Township, and County Records

Amherstburg

  • Land Instruments 1867-1955 (indexed)
  • Council Minutes 1878-1939  (microfilm)
  • Bylaws 1869-1910  (microfilm)
  • Assessment/Collector’s Rolls 1853-1932  (microfilm)
  • Abstract Books (microfilm)

Anderdon Township

  • Council Minutes 1881-1918  (microfilm)
  • Bylaws 1859-1925  (microfilm)
  • Assessment/Collector’s Rolls 1847-1930 (incomplete)  (microfilm)
  • Abstract Books (microfilm)

Malden Township

  • Land Instruments 1867-1955 (indexed)
  • Council Minutes 1852-60, 1887-96 (microfilm)
  • Bylaws 1850-83, 1909-22 (microfilm)
  • Assessment/Collector’s Rolls 1843-1930 (incomplete) (microfilm)
  • Abstract Books (microfilm)

Essex County Council Minutes

 

  • 1853-59 (microfilm), 1863-73, 1877-1907, 1912-18, 1924-29, 1934-37; Essex County By-Laws 1915, 1922, 1947

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Directories & Voter’s Lists

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Essex County (selected townships)

  • 1866-67, 1870-71, 1883-84, 1890, 1903
  • 1964 telephone directory

Amherstburg

  • 1875-76 directory
  • 1914 telephone directory
  • Voters’ lists 1862, 1886, 1906, 1919, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1947

Colchester North Township

  • Voters’ list 1913

Malden Township

  • 1823 lot holders list
  • 1843 assessment
  • 1899 directory
  • Voters’ lists 1882, 1886, 1889, 1933, 1937

Sandwich

  • Voters’ lists 1884, 1894

Windsor

  • City directories 1921-2003 (some years missing)

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Newspapers (microfilm)

 

  • Kingston Gazette 1810-18
  • Kingston Chronicle 1819-32
  • Colonial Advocate (Queenston) 1824-34
  • Canadian Emigrant (Sandwich) 1832-36
  • Western Herald (Sandwich) 1838-42
  • Voice of the Fugitive (Sandwich) 1851-52
  • Windsor Herald 1855-56
  • Amherstburg Echo 1874-2003
  • River Town Times 1995-2003

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Church Records

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Church Histories

  • Assumption Parish (Sandwich), 1767-1984
  • Christ Church (Amherstburg), 1819-1996
  • Église Ste. Anne Church (Tecumseh) 1859-1984
  • First Baptist Church (Amherstburg), 1836-1986
  • Holy Name of Mary Parish (Windsor)
  • La Paroisse St. Clement Parish (McGregor) 1880-1980
  • Led By the Shepherd: St. John the Baptist Parish (Amherstburg) 1802-1992
  • Paroisse St-Joseph Parish (River Canard) 1864-1989
  • St. Alphonsus Church (Windsor)
  • St. Anthony (Harrow), 1906-1956
  • St. Clement (McGregor), 1880-1980
  • St. Joachim, 1882-1982
  • St. Mary’s Parish (Maidstone), 1846-1996
  • St. Peter’s Parish (Tilbury East), 1802-1952
  • St. Simon & St. Jude (Belle River), 1834-1984
  • Wesley United Church, 1804-2004

Cemetery Records (see also under Churches)

  • Central Grove, Harrow
  • Colchester South Cemeteries – stones
  • North Bay Cemetery, Pelee Island – stones
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Amherstburg – stones to 1987
  • St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Ecorse, Michigan – stones
  • Monuments and Graveyards in Essex County (booklet)
  • Gilgal Cemetery
  • Wyandotte Cemetery – stones, 1832-1971

Births (see also under Churches (baptisms))

  • More Notices from Methodist Papers 1830-57
  • Births in the Amherstburg Courier 1849-50
  • Announcements in the Amherstburg Echo 1874- present (indexed to 1959)

Deaths (see also under Churches (burials))

  • More Notices from Methodist Papers 1830-57
  • Death Notices from the Christian Guardian 1836-50
  • Announcements in the Amherstburg Courier 1849-50
  • Announcements in the Amherstburg Echo 1874- present (indexed to 1959)
  • Death Notices from the Christian Guardian 1851-60
  • The Canada Evangelist July 1851-October 1858
  • Obituaries from Ontario’s Christian Guardian 1861-70
  • Amherstburg Undertaker’s Notebook, 1885-1911 (unpublished)
  • Obituaries from the Windsor Star 1976-2009

Marriages (Civil; see also under Churches)

  • Marriage Register of the Western District 1796-1856
  • Marriage Records of Essex County 1858-64
  • Marriage Bonds of Ontario 1803-34
  • Marriage Notices of Ontario 1813-54
  • Ontario Marriage Notices 1830-56
  • More Notices from Methodist Papers 1830-57
  • Announcements in the Amherstburg Courier 1849-50
  • Announcements in the AmherstburgEcho 1874-present (indexed to 1959)
  • The Canada Evangelist July 1851-October 1858
  • Index to Marriage Records of Ontario 1869-73

 

Wills

  • Essex County Wills index (selected; early 1800s)

 

Relevant Columns from The Amherstburg Echo

  • ‘Just Folks’ 1988-2000 (indexed)
  • ‘ Upsetting the Hour Glass’ 1982-94 (indexed)
  • ‘ Yesterday’s News’ 1995-2003 (indexed)
  • ‘Those Were the Days’ 1975-present (indexed)

 

Compiled Family Histories

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Compiled family histories can be used as a reference but cannot be photocopied.  We reserve the right to limit the number of items copied from our family files.

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Military Records

  • West Kent Militia, 2nd Kent Militia and St. Clair Volunteers Pay List, 1838
  • Men of Upper Canada: Militia Nominal Rolls, 1828-29

 

Genealogy Sources for Other Areas

Northern Ontario

Ste-Anne de Sudbury, Marriages 1883-1983

Quebec-Marriages

  • L’Acadie 1784-1968 et St-Luc 1801-1968
  • Batiscan (comté de Champlain) 1682-1900
  • Beauport (Notre-Dame de la Misericaide) 1673-1966
  • Berthier-en-Haut (Paroisse Ste-Genevieve) 1727-1960
  • Berthier-sur-Mer (Berthier-en-Bas) 1720-1973
  • Boucherville (Ste-Famille de Boucherville) 1668-1900
  • Comté de Brome (10 parishes, starting 1831-1941, ending 1970)
  • Comté de Lothinière 1744-1950 (Deschaillons, Fortierville, Parisville)
  • L’Île d’Orléans (6 parishes, starting 1666-1872, ending 1963)
  • Notre-Dame de Montréal 1642-1850
  • Notre-Dame de Québec 1621-1900
  • Notre-Dame-de-St-Hyacinthe (Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire) 1777-1969
  • La Perade (comté de Champlain) 1684-1900
  • Lauzon (St-Joseph de la Pointe-de-Levy) 1679-1965
  • Rivière-Ouelle 1672-1972
  • Rivière-des-Prairies (Montréal) 1687-1970
  • St-Antoine-sur-Richelieu (comté de Verchères) 1741-1965
  • St-Athanase 1822-1979, St-Noel-Chabanel 1950-1979 et Sacre-Coeur 1952-    1979 (Iberville)
  • St-François d’Assise de la Longue-Pointe 1724-1964
  • St-Joseph-de-Chambly 1706-1964
  • Trois-Rivières 1654-1900
  • Verchères 1724-1966
  • Paroisse de la Visitation du Sault au Recollet 1736-1970

Quebec- Genealogies

  • Généalogie des Familles Originaires des Comtés de Montmagny, L’Islet et Bellechase, v. I Abel-Bernier
  • Recueil de Généalogies des Comtés de Beauce, Dorchester et Frontenac, 1625-1946, v.X, Rothier-Thibideau

United States

  • Michigan Censuses 1710-1830 (book)
  • Index to 1840 Census for Michigan
  • Index to 1860 Census for Detroit and Wayne County
  • Index to 1880 Census for Macomb County
  • Bay City Settlement of Monroe County, Michigan (book)
  • Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine, issues 1990-1996
  • Guide to the First 50 Years of the Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine
  • Mt. Elliott Cemetery Burial Records, Detroit, 1845-1861 (book)
  • 1850 Census, Charles City County, Virginia
  • Early Marriage Records of Monroe County, Michigan

Stormont & Dundas Counties

  • Marriage Registers (Eastern District) 1801-65
  • Marriage Registers 1858-69

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Marine Resources

 

 

 

 

 

  • Vessel Indexes (articles and photos)
  • Large collection of marine reference books, including Echo Soundings

 

Property Research 

See also Town, Township & County Records

  • Fire Insurance Plans
  • Maps
  • Completed Property Research (includes a timeline for the property & related material)
  • Doris Gaspar Property Study