Don Valley Historical Mapping Project - A wonderful collections of maps concerning the City of Toronto.

Great time to add some very interesting history of First Nations People  in Ontario and Canada. A work in progress.

Hanging On A Limb - life on the family tree  by Laurie Brett.  An archive of stories on the ‘Brett Family History’. Early families also include Elliott and Roberts family in Essex County, Ontario.

While reading the Hanging on a Limb Blog I notice another interesting Essex County blog - Madeline's Essex County

Karen’s Blog has a nice story of a modern Calithumpian Parade on Karen Calder's site

The Global Gazette has an excellent list of Online Resources for Canadian Military Records & History

Press Release: Library and Archives Canada - 26 September 2011

Library and Archives Canada digitizes past issues of the Canada Gazette (1841-1997)

"The official newspaper of the Government of Canada," the Canada Gazette has been an important instrument in the Canadian democratic process for more than 160 years.

Our Ontario Project winning much praise. New access portal to newspapers


Additions to Newspapers in Essex County thanks to the Our Ontario Project Team and special thanks to Art Rhyno for the hard work and unending dedication. Thanks also to Art's wife Laurie and family assisting with the markup

   The Acton Free Press (1875 - 1984)

   The Amherstburg Courier (1849 - 1850)

   The British Whig (1834 - 1836, 1844 - 1850)

   Le Canadien (1891)

   Canadian Emigrant And Western District Advertiser (1831 - 1836)

   The Canadian Illustrated News (1862 - 1863)

   The Comber Herald (1892 - 1917)

   Le Courrier and Le Courrier De L'Ouest (1883 - 1909)

   Le Courrier D'Essex (1884 - 1885)

   La Defense (1918)

   The Essex Free Press (1895 - 1968)

   Essex Record (1871 - 1882)

   The Georgetown Herald (1867 - 1992)

   L'Independent Du Canada (1892)

   The Kingston Chronicle (1826 - 1832)

   The Kingston Chronicle and Gazette (1835 - 1837, 1841 - 1847)

   The Kingston Gazette (1810 - 1820)

   The Kingsville Reporter (1893 - 2001)

   The Leamington Post (1907 - 1995)

   The Marine Record/Review (1883 - 1902)

   The Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1857)

   The Stouffville Sun-Tribune (see also: Vital Statistics) (1888 - 2007)

   True Royalist (1860 - 1861)

   The Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

    The Walkerville Mercury (1890 - 1891)

   The Walkerville News (1934 - 1936)

   The Western Herald (1838 - 1842)

   The Windsor Evening Record (1893 - 1918)

   The Windsor Herald (1855 - 1856)

Footnote - growing collection of records, documents, photos.  Native American records recently added to collection

Spotlight on Essex County - Spotlight magazine focuses on the virtues of country living in the most southerly part of Canada. Urban and rural, land and lake. Spotlight features stories on Essex County, its people, their history, their hobbies, where they live and how they spend their time. Publisher and Editor, Laurie Brett

Recent Articles:

Southwestern Ontario Image Archive sponsored by the University of Windsor. Contains books, postcards and other historical materials as well as a list of newspaper titles published in Essex County before 1960

Our Ontario Collections - Digitized collections from many Ontario Universities, the Archives of Ontario, Majory Libraries and Historical Organizations.

Easy eResources - Knowledge Ontario

Our Ontario Newspaper Project

Essex Free Press Search

Southwestern Ontario Image Archive

Essex Biographical Record

Essex County Cemetery Project

What is the Old Time Corner!

The Old Time Corner has stories and photographs of local historical and genealogical interest. Located in the centre (hub) of Essex County, Essex has a claim to fame of blowing up TWICE in it's 125 year history.