"To encourage, assist and bring together all those interested in the pursuit of family history"


For researchers unable to visit our library, volunteers will do a limited search on the resources in our library. We are not professional genealogist and cannot do your complete family history, but we can search for vital information that will help you in your search for ancestors. All research is undertaken subject to the availability of volunteer help. Please allow sufficient time for our volunteers to do a thorough search ( 6 – 8 weeks) and please be patient as there may be a lengthy turn around time for some research. A successful search may depend upon how accurately you are able to describe the search you wish to have done. Remember that an unsuccessful search requires the same amount of time as a successful one. There is no refund for an unsuccessful search.

We are a non-profit, volunteer organization and all fees go to expand our collection and maintain our library.

Fee Schedule:(all fees are payable in advance)

  • $25.00 per hour for research on one name. This includes photocopies of information found and postage for mailing results to you.
  • $6.00 per article for the lookup of an announcement or article in the local newspaper at the Woodstock Public Library. A publication date must be provided otherwise hourly research fees apply. We will search 3 days prior and 7 days after the date that you provide.
  • $5.00 per address plus $1.00 per page for photocopies for a lookup of Oxford County Land Registry Abstracts.
  • $5.00 per name for a lookup and copy of an Ontario Vital Statistic (Birth, Marriage or Death record) relating to Oxford County
  • $5.00 for Cemetery transcripts for the 1st monument/page and $2.00 for each additional monument/page.
  • $5.00 for a Will lookup plus $1.00 per page for photocopies. Request quote before ordering as there may be a lot of pages involved in an estate file. Index for Wills.

  • Requests for research and/or lookups should be sent by mail or e-mail (oxford@ogs.on.ca) and will be answered in the sequence in which they are received. We accept cheques drawn on Canadian and U.S. banks and we are now accepting PayPal.


    If you wish to pay using PayPal, please be sure to include your e-mail address with your request and indicate that you wish to use this method of payment. Instructions will be sent to you by e-mail on how to complete the PayPal transaction.