"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.

Oxford Branch of Ontario Ancestors November Meeting
November 15, 2021 at 7 pm – Second World War Research: Are you ready?  With James F S Thomson
James will provide an information-packed introduction to a broad range of resources now widely available for Second World War research, or which (as with additional service records) are likely to become more accessible. Adopting the perspective of a distance researcher, our survey encompasses and compares Canadian and British military records and selected further sources relating to war brides, the merchant navy and the home front.
Use this link to register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkdeuhrjMrHtP1WagdmkNiwmryHaOoKI5z