Yesterday morning, I listened to the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society on the YouTube Channel at http://youtu.be/UzNZo18W2C8. The Branch heard about new online genealogy records at the Chatham-Kent Library.
Last year, the library successfully secured a grant from the Ontario government, and published new records online at http://www.chatham-kent.ca/PUBLICLIBRARIES/GENEALOGY/Pages/Genealogy.aspx.
These records include -
- 75 local directories published between 1875 and 2007
- almanacs published by Soutar’s, a publishing company, between 1881 and 1890
- municipal documents
- Kent Historical Society publications
- books by local authors
So visit the Library online to view these records, and see if your ancestor is there.
If you haven’t done so already, remember to check the Canadian Week in Review on Monday morning for the latest in Genealogy, Heritage, and History news in Canada.
If you missed last week’s edition, it is at http://genealogycanada.blogspot.com/2015/01/canadian-week-in-review-05-january-2015.html
It’s the ONLY news blog of its kind in Canada!
It has been a regular post every Monday morning since April 23, 2012.