Sharing Your Submissions

This is an electronic “Show and Tell” of sorts.   The HWT Project will grow and be improved with your help.  Here is a quick “how- to”.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT ORIGINAL MATERIALS.  These guidelines make sure that no original materials are sent into the Project. We do not want to be responsible for the well-being of your special family heirlooms.

Please share with us these two types of submissions.

1. FAMILY REGISTRY Submissions

Tell us about your family’s history in Westmeath Township. Please use the Guidelines below.

a. TEXT: Use either Microsoft Word or a PDF format for your write-up.  It will be edited and uploaded to the Family Registry section alphabetically by surname.

b. PHOTOS: Scan your old picture, (or old document or old clipping), or take a picture of it using your digital camera or cell phone. Either way will make a new JPG format of the picture or document. If you don’t own a scanner, Walmart and Staples will scan the item for you.  Along with the JPG, please send the date or its approximate era and a caption,  and any provenance you have for the item.  Factual accuracy is important so please double-check your information before submitting it.


If you have a historic item of general interest, please tell us about it.  The item needs to have a connection to Historic Westmeath Township.  The item could be a photograph, an account of a happening, a memento or a  picture of a historic object no longer in use.  Please use the same Guidelines as above.

Please give a date or era,  and any provenance, if possible,  to early photos or documents.  We are always looking for items with a Westmeath Township connection.

EMAIL in your material:

Please email your submissions to

  • Emailing can be slowed down if the files you’ve attached are too numerous or too large in size.    Please beware of those restrictions.
  • If you have a lot of material to send, you may need to resize items or divide them into groups of two or three items per email.
  • Final editing will be done to ensure the documents are in the best form before being uploaded to this website.

The email address uses both the name of the project and the Postal Coding for Westmeath, Ontario.  Gayle McBride Stewart will get back to you ASAP.