OGS Oxford

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

Resource Aids and Material

We offer an extensive, hands-on resource collection, staffed by volunteers to help you discover your family history.
The following is a list of the resources aids and materials that researchers will find at our library.

Oxford Resources

Birth, Marriage, Death Records:

  • Registrar's Birth (1869-1911) Indexes and Registers
  • Marriages (1784-1925) and Death (1869-1935) Indexes only
  • Newspaper Indexes (1840s-1930s)
  • Church Registers (for some churches) and Indexes

Cemetery Transcriptions

Census microfilm Reels and Indexes of Oxford County:

  • 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 (incomplete)

Court Indexes:

  • Probate (1793-1859)
  • Surrogate (1793-1839),
  • Estate Files (1841-1966)
  • Guardianships (1859-1868)

Court Registers:

  • Wills (1841-1901), Estate Files (1901-1930)

(Index for these Wills can be found here)

County Gazetteers and Directories:

  • (1852-1915 incomplete)

Woodstock City Directories:

  • (1901, 1903, 1922-1998 complete)

Genealogies and Pedigree Charts:

(See a partial listing of family histories in our collection)

Genealogical and Biographical Research Files

Histories:

  • Local Histories
  • Tweedsmuir Histories
  • Church Histories
  • Petworth Emigration Scheme 1830s
  • Scrapbooks
  • School Histories and some Yearbooks

Business Index and 1871 Industrial Index

Crown Land Indexes:

  • Registers, Patents, Grant Books


Land Ownership Maps and Atlases:

  • 1857, 1875, 1896, 1917-1920

Militia Nominal Rolls (1798-1855) and Oxford Rifles History

Newspaper Collections on microfilm:

  • Ayr (1936-1967)
  • Embro (1860-1931 incomplete)
  • Norwich (1930-1985)
  • Tavistock (1888-1929)
  • Thamesford (1979-1984)

Voter's Lists (1850s-1950s)

Additional Resource Aids and Materials

Resources similar to those listed in the left column are held for counties bordering Oxford

Ontario-wide indexes include:

  • District Marriages (1801-1857)
  • County Marriages (1858-1869)
  • Ontario Birth, Marriages, Deaths (1869-1900s)
  • Roman Catholic (1828-1870)
  • Church Newspapers, Methodist, Baptists
  • Census 1871
  • Courts: Probate (1793-1859) and Surrogate (1793-1900)

Canada-wide:

  • 1881 Census; 1873 Directory; Divorce Index (1867-1930)

Other Resources:

  • Hawke Papers
  • Loyalists Lists
  • Land Records c.1780-1900
  • Military Honour Rolls (1866 - 1853) - Fenian Raids, Northwest Rebellion,S. Africa, Korea
  • Ontario Genealogical Society & Branch Newsletters

United Kingdom:

  • 1881 Census Index; Genealogical Research; Histories

United States:

  • 1880 Census Index; Genealogy Research; Histories

IGI to 1988