"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 that 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. Unfortunately because of COVID-19 our library is open by appointment only. We apologize for this inconvenience and trust you will understand that the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers are paramount.

In spite of the current Covid restrictions at our library, we are still available to help you with your research. Send your research queries to oxford@ogs.on.ca. Our volunteer research team will do a limited search on the available resources. Visit our Services page for further information.

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 join us. Details on becoming a member can be found here.

Ontario Ancestors’ Grow Our Family membership campaign will return once again for 2022 beginning November 1st.  Any member of the Society renewing their membership can receive a 50% discount on their membership fees simply by bringing in a new member with them.  And the new member gets the same great deal – Society membership for $31.50! Oxford Branch membership is an additional $12.00.

“We encourage new members who would like to join and save 50% on their Ontario Ancestors membership fee (a savings of $31.50) to participate in the Grow Our Family campaign.  If you do not know an existing member who can sponsor you, please email us at oxford@ogs.on.ca and a member will be in contact with you.”

Requirements to qualify for this program and instructions can be found here.