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CATALOGUE – Our Library Collection (Searchable database)
Over 3400 items to assist you with your genealogical research.
Available for viewing at our research library at 82 Light St., Woodstock ON
INDEX – Oxford County Wills 1853 – 1902
from Oxford County Surrogate Court Estate Files (See Note #1
INDEX – Oxford County Wills 1901 – 1930
from Oxford County Surrogate Court Estate Files (See Note #1)
INDEX – Wills & Estate Files, Oxford County, 1931 – 1955
(See Note #4)
INDEX – Obituary Collection, Surnames A to L
from area newspapers. (See Note #2 and Note #3)
INDEX – Obituary Collection, Surnames M to Z
from area newspapers. (See Note #2 and Note #3)
INDEX – 1881 Census – Oxford County
(Alphabetical) 279 pages
INDEXES – Tweedsmuir Histories (Oxford County)
Follow link to the Tweedsmuir page.
INDEX – Newspaper Photos of WWII Military of Oxford County
Mostly upper body portraits of individuals who served in the Second World Warand whose photograph appeared in the newspaper.
Photo only.
INDEX – Nursing Sisters of WWI.
An ongoing research project to research nursing sisters who servedin the First World War and were born in, worked in or otherwise had a connection to Oxford County.
INDEX – 1934 THE SPECTRUM, yearbook of London Normal School
(Teachers Training)

Yearbook contains photos, some autographs, essays, poems, etc.(the usual yearbook material)
LIST – Some Early Settlers in Oxford County
A list of early settlers compiled from information submitted
by Oxford Branch members
LIST – 1916 Woodstock Social Register
LIST – Oxford Cemeteries – Names and Locations
Oxford Tracer, Volume 1, Number 1, March 1979.
Our very first Branch newsletter. A little genealogy, a little history, a little branch news, from a time that came before genealogists had computers and the Internet (transcribed from the original).

NOTE #1: Our researchers have access to the microfilms containing these Wills. If you would like to obtain a copy of a particular Will, e-mail your request to oxford@ogs.on.ca. Put ‘Will request’ in the subject line and the Name, Register# and Ref # or Reel# and Estate# in the body of the message. Will files vary in size from a single page Will to multiple pages that include the Will, court documents and other material. Our researchers will advise you of the cost to obtain a copy of all or part of the file.
NOTE #2: If you would like to obtain a copy of a particular obituary, e-mail you request to oxford@ogs.on.ca. Put ‘Obituary request’ in the subject line and the Name, Death date, Book and Page number in the body of the message. There is a fee of $6.00 for each obituary requested.
NOTE #3: The indexing of our obituary collection is a project that is currently in progress, with many more names to be added. While the collection is extensive it does not include every obituary published in area newspapers. Checking area newspapers is still recommended. Our collection covers the period, but is not limited to, 1968 to 2008. The indexes will be updated as work progresses on this project.
NOTE #4: If you would like to obtain a copy of a particular document, e-mail your request to oxford@ogs.on.ca. Put ‘Registered Document request’ in the subject line and the Name, Year and Document Number in the body of the message. Files vary in size from a single page to multiple pages. Our researchers will advise you of the cost to obtain a copy of these documents.