OGS Oxford

"To encourage, bring together and assist those interested in the pursuit of family history
and to preserve our Ontario genealogical heritage."


Welcome to the Oxford County Branch
of Ontario Ancestors

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 closed until further notice. We apologize for this inconvenience and trust you will understand that the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers are paramount.

Our library may be closed but 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.

Governors 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.

Logo Next Meeting

Monday, March 8th, 2021

Speakers: Liz Dommasch & Megan Lockhart
Topic: Archiving at Home: Skills for Preserving your Historical Records

Do you have family records at home that need organization or restoration? Most of us keep our personal or family records stored in boxes in the basement or attic. While this is common, it is not ideal. Join the staff from the Oxford County Archives as they discuss ways to better preserve and store family records such as photographs, certificates, books, and art to ensure they last for future generations. Archives staff will also discuss basic archival record repair and cleaning and will be happy to answer specific questions about your family records.

Everyone is welcome.

This will be a online (ZOOM) meeting.

Register for the meeting here