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A Property History Workshop

Are you interested in learning about the history of your home? Join Elgin County’s Archivist Assistant to discover local and online resources, and learn how to access and interpret early township land records. We hope that you can join us at: Belmont Library on September 25th at 2pm OR at Springfield Library on September 27th at 2pm. Spaces are limited, so we ask that you please register in advance. You can register by following this link to the library’s event calendar: https://bit.ly/2w60qMe. If you have any issues with registration, or have any questions about this event, please contact Amber Mandich at amandich@elgin.ca or at 519-631-1460 ext. 127.

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Wilfred Smith - Bridge
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Archives Acquires Wilfred Smith Collection

Archives Acquires Wilfred Smith Collection The Archives has acquired the Wilfred Smith Collection, comprising more than 50 glass-plate negatives and black and white photographs showing scenes in Aylmer and East Elgin, 1916-1936. The accompanying photo shows the construction of the Stalter Gully Bridge, County Road 42 (Nova Scotia Line), lots 27 and 28, concessions 1 and 2, Township of Malahide, ca.

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Archives - B&W Building Facade
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New Virtual Exhibit on Elgin County Courthouse

New Virtual Exhibit on Elgin County Courthouse The Archives has designed and published a new virtual exhibit outlining the history of the Elgin County Courthouse in St. Thomas, a provincial historic site originally constructed 1852-1853 to satisfy conditions outlined in 14 & 15 Vic. C.5, 2 August 1851, which provisionally granted Elgin County’s petition to separate from Middlesex County, contingent on the erection

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