"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 Omicron variant our library will be closed until the end of January, 2022. 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.

Oxford Branch of Ontario Ancestors will hold their next meeting on February 15, 2022 at 7pm. 

Elaine Becker of the Oxford Historical Society will be presenting “So They Came – Young men farmers” from her recently published book of the same name.  She will share some of the stories of the young men who were trained by the Salvation Army in England and brought to Canada to work on farms.

The meeting will be an online ZOOM meeting. Everyone is welcome. Registration is required.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqf-ysqzMoGtftNr7i8VlmJFb3_RNs_N0q