Do you have roots in CK?
Online archives are an easy way to find your family's roots. In Chatham-Kent you can do the same, whether you are a resident or a visitor. What's even more fun, as a visitor, is retracing your family roots in CK and visiting spots that you've never explored, but your ancestors have. Visit the places where your family roots first started to sprout, with a stop at the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. Then, take what could be an emotional journey, to burial sites, former homes and even favourite places mentioned in your family search.
The Kent Branch OGS is located within the Chatham-Kent Public Library on King Street in Chatham, on the second floor and is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, subject to volunteer availability. The library has extensive holdings and is equipped with a copier and scan to email or USB. The Kent Branch has an excellent research Library with open shelves so the public can do their own research. There is no fee to use the library but donations are encouraged.