Lambton County Archives Blog
Posted on Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 AM
Many of our researchers at the Lambton County Archives are finding their genealogical roots. There are so many rich resources in our collection that can be used for a multitude of projects and during Archives Awareness Week (April 7-12, 2014) we are celebrating the variety of creative works that our researchers have produced.
Misunderstood: The Cookie Gilchrist Story
Our photo and Sarnia Observer Negative Collections were highly accessed to locate images for the documentary film Misunderstood:The...
Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:00 AM
History Club was started by a group of teachers at LCCVI high school in Petrolia. Participating students were given the opportunity to research a local fallen soldier from the First World War and write an essay on their findings for submission to Library and Archives Canada's Lest We Forget Project. In the fall of 2012, a work-to-rule disruption threatened the survival of the initiative.
Thanks to a timely community partnership, the Lambton County Archives (LCA) was able to ensure the continuation...
Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00 AM
We have recently acquired a new microfilm machine at the Archives called the ST ViewScan. This post will highlight some of the most interesting features of this new technology.
[IMAGE] The new ST ViewScan at the archives.
Canon, the manufacturer of microfilm reader machines, has discontinued their micrographics line. This means that the traditional reader-printer machines are no longer available for purchase, and soon enough, we will not be able to find parts to service our older machines....
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 12:00 AM
The Lambton County Archives recently held a presentation on genetic genealogy where presenter Carolyn Abraham explained the science behind using DNA testing to reveal secrets in your family ancestry. Carolyn is a former medical science reporter for the Globe and Mail and author whose recent non-fiction book The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Ushas been shortlisted for the Governor General's award for 2013. (If you are interested in obtaining...
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 AM
Land records are a resource that sometimes get overlooked by researchers. Land settlement in Ontario has a complex history that can sometimes be cumbersome to research. This blog post seeks to address the history and dispel the confusion surrounding this informative resource. Land records can fill in the blanks between census records and flesh out how your ancestors lived between birth, marriage, and death registrations.
History of the Land
[IMAGE] The land which is now Lambton County was part of Kent...