Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Tweedsmuir Histories

Over the years the Elgin County Archives have been putting the Tweedsmuir Histories online.

The first women’s institute was organized in Aylmer in 1902. In the mid 1930’s Lady Tweedsmuir, the wife of the then Governor-General, encouraged the ladies of the Women’s Institutes to preserved the histories of their communities. By 1947 local branches throughout the province began compiling scrapbooks which became known as the “Tweedsmuir Histories”. These scrapbooks contained records, photos, and oral histories of their communities.

It is an outstanding resource for genealogists, and historians.