Ancestral Notes

My Family History blog

Follow Friday – Old Time Corner

I have lived in Essex County my whole life and I am very supportive of genealogy sites and blogs that are preserving the history and heritage of the county. My ancestors have been in the county since the early nineteenth century and I am interested in how they went about their daily lives, their occupations, political views, who they socialized with, what they did for entertainment etc.

I have recently discovered a new site, Old Time Corner authored by Sharon Taylor Mulcaster, who I have since discovered is a distant cousin, also being descended from my fourth great-grandparents, Alexander McIntaylor and Grace Duncan, who immigrated from Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland in the early 1800’s.

What is the Old Time Corner!

The Old Time Corner, published in the Essex Free Press, Essex, Ontario, 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.

The purpose for researching the history of the Town of Essex, (again called Essex Centre) and the surrounding area for records, Stories and Photographs is to collect and preserve a thorough and accurate history of the Town and it’s people for all those who have ever…


went to school

went to church

were involved in sports


…called Essex home

I would like to thank Sharon for creating this site and sharing the history of Canada’s Sun Parlor and it’s inhabitants through old photos and stories.

Ancestral Notes by Earline Hines Bradt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Canada License.

Filed under: Follow Friday, Old Time Corner

January 2021