Ancestral Notes

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Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – What Luck!

I just found out that our area newspaper, “The Essex Free Press” has been digitized from microfilm and is available online. The paper covers the time frame of 1896-1968. I have just found an article about my grand-uncle’s death in September 1916 and have made a few discoveries with just the first article:

Private Fleming Hines was the first war casualty in the town. I found out that he died Sept. 18, 1916 in hospital from several wounds incurred on Sept. 15, 1916. His parents were notified by telegram of his being wounded and another telegram notified them of his death.
My greatgrandfather built the house that my grandparents lived in their whole lives, and my dad was born in. The house was built before the 1907 railroad explosion, at which time most of the houses in town had their windows blown out and the houses were raised from their foundations. I’ll leave further information for my entry into the Canadian Genealogy Carnival #6 – ” Home Sweet Home” in September.

I am hoping to find hundreds of family articles, birth, engagements, marriage announcements, obits, etc. for all of my family for 114 years.

Essex and Community Historical Research Society

NEWS!!!!

Great News for Essex and area Researchers

Laurie Brett, Owner/Editor of the Essex Free Press has announced that the

ESSEX FREE PRESS

1895-1968

IS NOW DIGITIZED AND ONLINE

THANK YOU

to the Essex Free Press

Owned and operated by the Brett Family since 1896

A Wonderful source for researching Essex County genealogy and history over that last 114 years.

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