Resources

ECHRS has an abundance of resources stored in our archives, but there is also a vast amount available online. Below are some of the linked resources that are available; clicking on the picture will bring you to their website.

INK - Our Digital World

 INK is a pilot project of Our Digital World  that brings together over 200 years of newspaper titles. 52 community newspapers are presented, representing over 100,000 complete issues, and over 1 million full pages of English and French content. Many of these newspapers have been scanned from microfilm, and are searchable using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology. 

Leddy Library & Archives

Located in the University of Windsor, the Leddy Library and Archives holds over three million items including in excess of 1 million electronic titles and data sets. The University of Windsor Archives holds the permanent and long-term institutional records of the University of Windsor. We also collect and maintain a variety of Special Collections holdings focussing on unique or rare materials of historic interest to the University and the local community. 

Essex County Libraries

 The Essex County Library is a system of 14 libraries that provide quality materials and services, free of charge, to all residents of Essex County. Today, with the financial support of the County of Essex and the Province of Ontario, the Essex County Library provides a collection of over 367,000 items and a wide range of services through its branch libraries 

Windsor Public Library

The Windsor Public Library has multiple branches all over the city of Windsor which houses many books on multiple different topics and genres. The also house the local archives. Windsor Public Library has a wide range of resources related to local history. Physical resources are made available to the public through the Local History and Archives Reading Room, in the Central branch at 850 Ouellette Avenue.

County of Essex Archives

 The County of Essex archives many of its documents. They have archived documents may be viewed through the County's electronic file management system. THey are working on making all of our documents, created after January 1, 2012, accessible. 

Detroit Area Library Network

Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) is a consortium of various types of libraries. The consortium, incorporated in 1985, is open to academic, public, school and special libraries as well as information organizations. This is a useful resource for searching for information which requires cross-border connections.

World Gen Web Project

The WorldGenWeb Project is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing genealogical and historical records and resources for world-wide access. It was created in 1996 in an effort to answer the growing needs of genealogists world-wide who were trying to research their ancestors online. The goal was to have every country in the world represented by an online website and hosted by researchers who either live in their own country or who are familiar with their country's resources. 

Ontario GenWeb

The OntarioGenWeb was created in February 1997 as part of the CanadaGenWeb Project. The OntarioGenWeb specialized in the how and where - how to research and where to find research resources for and in Ontario. It is a run through volunteers, and can help you trace your family tree. Also visit the CanadaGenWeb Cemetery Project. 

CanadaGenWeb`s Cemetery Project

CanadaGebWeb`s Cemetery Project debuted in 2004 as a volunteer project and it offers a free and searchable listing of over 18,000 known Canadian cemeteries. It can help locate within a Canadian cemetery the name, location, history and where research materials can be located on an individual. Cemeteries, besides being a lasting memorial, are a valuable research tool for genealogists, family history buffs, and historians. 

Detroit Free Press Archives

First printed in 1831 as the Democratic Free Press, the Detroit Free Press has a long history. The paper has been a significant and noteworthy source of news, both domestically and globally, all from the unique perspective of Detroit. They are now offering additional coverage of their newspaper; previously from 1831-1922, you can now search from 1923-1999. This could be a useful resources as the Windsor area historically has many connections to Detroit. 

Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives

The Anglican Diocese of Ontario Archives has extensive holdings or records from the Anglican parishes of this diocese, including parish registers of baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and more. These holdings are very useful for researching parish histories and preparing for anniversary celebrations. Their main genealogical finding aid is their Computer Index Database of Surnames which is an index of surnames; it must consult a registered baptism to view the full record. 

Visit our photo album for more resources that don't link to websites that could still be beneficial. 

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