Our Research Assistance Policy
The Elgin County Branch OGS has volunteers who will answer specific research questions and conduct limited research in our published Elgin County sources to the best of their ability, free of charge, for members and non-members. Many of these publications are now found on this website, and we ask that you conduct your own search before contacting us.
We accept research requests either through our postal mailing address, or through e-mail. We do ask, however, that the Branch be reimbursed for costs of photocopying and mailing costs. We gratefully accept donations made payable to Elgin County Branch OGS, in appreciation of research conducted.
Please note that this research policy does not extend beyond the material we have indexed or published.
Before contacting Elgin OGS for assistance, please review the content on our website thoroughly by following the links provided or by using the search engine. Many of your questions regarding availability and location of records will be answered in the resource book, Discovering Your Roots in Elgin, found on this website. A separate lookup policy has been established to provide copies from several indexed newspapers which you will find by following the links to those newspapers.
To assist our volunteers in answering your query effectively, please give as much information as possible. Please indicate a time period (eg. 1850's, 1860's, etc.) and a location within Elgin County such as town or township. It is also helpful to list the resources you have already consulted, if any.
Email email@example.com for research assistance.
To help us process the hundreds of email queries that we regularly receive please indicate the name you are inquiring about and the township (if known) in your email subject line. Please CAPITALIZE your surname.
Subject: John JOHNSON, Malahide Township