"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.


October 13th & 14th, 2022

GIANT Genealogy & Family History BOOK SALE

Books, books, books! We have books for sale. We have gently used books, we have new books and we have CDs. Some of our books have been donated by members and some are duplicates of our library holdings and some are new publications. 
The books will be on display on Thursday, October 13th and Friday, October 14th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Resource Centre in the Governor’s House, 82 Light Street, Woodstock.   
Check the used book list using the link below and send an email to oxford@ogs.on.ca to reserve your selection. Reserved books must be picked up and paid for on October 13th or 14th. Pay by cash or cheque.

To review list of books that will be for sale. Click here.