Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Elgin County Archives

The Elgin County Archives  launched  “Elgin’s Great War: Sources on the First World War from the holdings of the Elgin County Archives” last March. This digitization project was made possible by a grant from the Canadian Culture Online Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives.

More than 3000 photographs, documents and objects relating to Elgin County’s contribution to Canada’s efforts in the First World War are now searchable online. They can be found at

For genealogists there is more here than simply information of interest to historians of the Great War. There is also an extensive exhibit documenting the history of Alma College in St. Thomas. Chances are very good that if your family came from St. Thomas someone of your female ancestors attended this school.

Photo :  91st Battalion Company D from the Elgin County Archives : “Elgin’s Great War: Sources on the First World War from holdings of the Elgin County Archives:.

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