"To encourage, bring together and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history and to preserve our Ontario genealogical heritage."

Welcome to Oxford Branch

The Oxford Branch of Ontario Ancestors (The Ontario Genealogical Society) was founded in 1979 and is dedicated to supporting and promoting genealogical research in Oxford County. We focus on collecting and preserving information that will be useful for anyone researching ancestors who lived in Oxford County.

Our research library is a non-lending, private library and is located at 82 Light Street, Court House Square, Woodstock, ON. We are open, without appointment, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers are on hand to assist with locating material and providing instruction on the use of equipment.

Governor's House

Joining the Oxford County Branch of Ontario Ancestors is a good way to expand the scope of your genealogical research, as well as to meet people with a similar interest. If you are not yet a member of Oxford Branch, please consider joining us. Details on becoming a member can be found here.


The Resource Centre is closed until January 10, 2023.