Dutch Roots?

Post WWII saw a significant immigration of people from the Netherlands to Huron Co (and SW Ontario) and their contributions to Huron are well known. We are pleased to have a webinar on 8th of January 2022 for those searching their Dutch roots in the Netherlands!

Treaty people

On July 10, 1827 Upper Canada Treaties signed Treaty #29 with Wawanosh, Osawip, Shashawinibisie, Puninince, Negig, Cheebican, Mukatwokijigo, Mshikinaibik, Animikince, Peetawtick, Shawanipinisse, Saganash, Anottowin, Penessiwagum, Shaioukima, Chekateyan, Mokeetchiwan and Quaikeegon, Chiefs and Principal Men of that part of the Chippewa Nation. In 1836 Treaty #45 1/2 was signed with the Saukin peoples. To read more https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1370372152585/1581293792285#ucls21

German settlement in Hay Township and area

We are looking for someone who can present on the German settlements in Huron County. Are you well versed in how and why these groups came to Huron County? Do you know someone who is? Please contact huronchair@ogs.on.ca

The Attawandaron: Huron’s First People by David Yates

Under resources – County History – read David Yates article on the early Indigenous people of Huron County area, read a pdf “Great Lakes Aboriginal History in Cultural Context” by Darlene Johnston, and find a link to the Treaties active in Huron Co.

Searchable Name index is here!

We now have a Master Name Index for Huron County in Resources tab! We have started with over 100,000 names in our cemetery indexes. This is just the beginning. We have had volunteers working on indexing the church records on our Huron Member’s site and those indexes will be added in a few months. We hope to add the indexes from the older local histories by the fall. This will be an ongoing project! If you have some time to […]

Resources – Church Histories

Religion played a major role in settlers lives – often the largest part of gatherings and outreach available. We are scanning the church histories we have on our library shelves. We welcome any scanned church histories you might have – or if you would lend one to us for scanning, we will scan and post. We are grateful to The London Diocese Archives for sharing their Huron church histories and photos – please know these are courtesy and copyright of […]