Historical Society Essay and Journal Collection

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The Wellington County Historical Society has held an annual essay contest since 1943. They have also published an annual journal highlighting various historical themes and topics documenting the history of Wellington County since 1987. These essays and journals are an informative resource for local history. Access to this important research tool has been limited to viewing the original essays and journals...until now.

This project involved scanning and transcribing the essays in order to make these handwritten and typed pages available online. This database allows for keyword searching as well as access to the original documents. Partial funding for this project was received from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Museums and Technology Fund.

Please view our List of Essay Topics

How to Search the Essays and Journals

Search the Wellington County Historical Society essays (1943-2018) and journals (1987-2012)

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Publication Name Publication Type Original Document (non searchable) Transcribed Document (searchable)