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The Lambton Archives – Lambton County’s Historical Library


This catalog is the beginning of a database project to digitize the collections at Lambton Heritage Museum, The Oil Museum of Canada, and the Lambton Room Archives. Choose one of the four search levels; Simple, Advanced, Expert and Browse (single word) by clicking on the tab at the top of the screen Choose a search option by clicking on the downward arrow beside “object name” a

Help Screens are available for each level of search. Click on the ? beside the function to find the information.

Petrolia- Canada’s Victorian Oil Town

newly updated with many pictures and history on the people and the town of Petrolia

2016 was 150th Anniversary

Check out our new History Pin project, an online historical tour of Petrolia, created in partnership with the Lambton County Archives!

Lambton Township office’s all have a bit of history

 Brooke-Alvinston ,

 Petrolia & Sarnia Obituaries

Sarnia Lakeview Cemetery & Crematorium

London Free Press Deaths & Births

Lambton County, Ontario County profile by Podunk

 SITE back soon Some Adventures of the Boys: Enniskillen Township’s “Foreign Drillers,” Imperialism, and Colonial Discourse, 1873-1923. Labour/Le Travail, 51 ,The History Cooperative  By Christina Burr   

Lambton shield

Our Story While Lambton Shield has history behind the name it began as a weekly newspaper in 1852, edited by Alexander Mackenzie, who would become Canada’s second prime minister, today is modern in every respect. First of all, we are online only. Being electronic gives us the immediacy, flexibility and economics to put our resources into local news gathering, providing information that is going to be of enduring interest to the communities we serve Lambton County and Sarnia.

Lambton County welcomes you  

where you can find History, Events and maps

Hard Oil News: By John Phair 

Welcome to Petrolia, Ontario
The development of this website is a humble attempt on my behalf to celebrate and bring awareness to the unique history and heritage of Canada’s Victorian Oil Town– Petrolia, Ontario

Celebrating Our Community of Faith in Alvinston, Ontario 1874-2014

History of Guthrie Presbyterian Church As early as 1866, student missionaries held services in Cameron Church (Euphemia Township) and the Log Church (Brooke Township) as well as in the school and homes of Alvinston, Ontario. When the new railway drew more people to Alvinston, London Presbytery appointed Rev. Archibald Stewart of Burns Church, Mosa Township to moderate a meeting of the above-mentioned sessions to start a congregation in Alvinston. The  first church, a white frame building, was built on Church Street in 1873; the first sacrament observed on June 7, 1874. In 1879, the first Alvinston Elders were Peter McDiarmid, John McPhail, Neil Campbell, E.G. Elliott and Angus McKinlay. 


Welcome to the S.S. NERISSA Website This website is a collection of pages dedicated to the men and women who lost their lives on the S.S. NERISSA on April 30, 1941. All of us who have contributed to this site hope you will find it interesting and informative. The story is long overdue being told and as readers will see, this is an important part of Canada’s WW2 military history. The NERISSA was the only troopship to lose Canadian troops en route to England in WW2. ( You ask why under Lambton  member Ann Hentschel took part in most of the research and gathering of the history putting together this web site )

Ontario Provincial Resources :

Search Ontario Land Property Records

OnLand is your online information source from the Ontario Land Registration and Writs system. This channel gives you access to official, property-related information and documents

Church records

Roman Catholic Diocese of London Registers to 1910
 Anglican Diocese of Huron Archives
 Search Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms
Roman Catholic Diocese of London Archives, Contact Information


Archives of Ontario Digitized Patent Plans
Archives of Ontario Thomas Talbot Fonds
City of London Maps
Canadian COUNTY ATLAS Digital Project, 1878-1882
Fire Insurance Plan Holdings
Maps of Ontario: Early Districts and Counties 1788-1899
The Evolution of Ontario’s Boundaries 1774 – 1912
The Official Road Map of Ontario (MTO)
Ontario Historical County maps project


The deaths of Ontario Military in WW II are in the “Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947” available at websites of Family search &

 Royal Canadian Legion Magazine
4th Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment 
Taken & Destroyed Index
Library and Archives Canada (LAC): Military Heritage
Attestation Papers, Soldiers of the First World War ( 1914 – 1918 )
War Diaries of the First World War
Wartime Canada
Veterans Affairs Canada, Canada Remembers
Directorate of History and Heritage, The Department of National Defence


for a map of all old Ontario newspaper online search by location

world sites  $

Family free site but need log on and password

Find my pass $ $

My Heritage $

Global Genealogy
Our Ontario
Olive Tree Genealogy 
Ontario Town and Village locator

Canada sites

Many records online at Canadiana Online 

Library & Archives Canada (LAC): Vital Statistics

The Alberta Genealogical Society Master name index, publications, upcoming events.

British Columbia Genealogical Society Overview, membership, meetings, resource centre, contact information, members query page, microfiche holdings and  links

Manitoba Genealogical Society Promotes and encourages an interest in genealogy and family history in Manitoba. Web page includes membership info, the society’s quarterly journal, special projects, and a list of current MGS publications.

New Brunswick Genealogical Society Newsletter, research, addresses, executive and branch contacts and membership fees.

Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia  Information about GANS.

Prince Edward Island Genealogical Society Inc. Membership, Newsletters, and Publication list.

Quebec Genealogy Society  An introduction to this society and its activities.

American-Canadian Genealogical Society Dedicated to gathering, preservation and dissemination of American-Canadian genealogical information, with the primary emphasis on the study of the unique French-Canadian and Franco-American heritage.

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society  Browse and enter queries. Also includes information on upcoming events, collections, and their library.

OGS Branches of counties Near Lambton

Elgin County OGS

Huron County OGS
Kent County OGS 
Oxford County OGS 

Essex County OGS

Middlesex County OGS

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