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Check out a variety of research and archival resources below including a searchable County Council database containing Councillors from 1850 to 2022. Use the search function to find Councillors by name, year, township, municipality, or Council position. If you require assistance using the County Council database or accessing any of the resources on this page contact us at archives@oxfordcounty.ca or 519-539-9800 x 3918.

The resources provided on this page related to the Indigenous peoples of Ontario and Canada, Truth & Reconciliation, and Residential Schools are not all representative of Oxford County's history and are not the intellectual property of the Oxford County Archives. We have compiled this list of resources for those looking to learn more about these important topics and for anyone wishing to access the services these organizations and institutions provide. This resource list is a work in progress. Please contact the archives if you have suggestions for revisions and/or additions to this list.

Visit our Educational Programming page to view, download and print our school resources. A searchable Oxford County Gaol (jail) prisoners database (1869-1925) is also available on our Oxford County Gaol exhibit online.

The Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario have made many of their community history scrapbooks and Tweedsmuirs available to view online. The Oxford County Archives has many original copies of Tweedsmuirs from local women's institutes in our collection. Contact us for more information.

County Council Database


County and Township Records

 TitleDescription
County WardensA list of Wardens of the District of Brock and Oxford County from 1842 to 2022.
District of Brock - Members of Council and District OfficialsList of Members of Council and District Officials for the District of Brock from 1842 to 1849.
Inspectors of Auctioneers' and Pedler's Licenses A list of Inspectors of Auctioneers' and Pedlers' Licenses in Oxford County from 1864 to 1964.
Mayors of IngersollA complete list of the Mayors of Ingersoll from 1852 to 2022.
Mayors of TillsonburgA complete list of the Mayors of Tillsonburg from 1872 to 2022.
Municipal ClerksA list of Municipal Clerks in Oxford County from 1840 to 1974.
Municipal TreasurersA list of Municipal Treasurers in Oxford County from 1850 to 1974.
Oxford County Bridge Commissioners and Road SuperintendentsA list of Bridge Commissioners and Road Superintendents for Oxford County from 1874 to 1974.
Oxford County Clerks and TreasurersA list of Oxford County Clerks and Treasurers from the years 1850 to 1974.
Oxford County Messengers and Caretakers of County BuildingsList of County Messengers and Caretakers of Oxford County buildings from 1850 to 1974.
Reeves and Mayors of WoodstockA full list of the Reeves and Mayors of the City of Woodstock from 1851 to 2021.

House of Refuge and County Gaol

 TitleDescription
House of Refuge DeathsDeaths register for the House of Refuge for the years 1893 to 1948.
Industrial Farm and House of Refuge Register of BurialsRegister of Burials for the County of Oxford House of Refuge from 1893 to 1913.
Staff at County Gaol and House of RefugeList of staff and other appointments at the Oxford County Gaol (jail) and House of Refuge from 1866 to 1974.

Voters Lists

 TitleDescription
Embro Voters ListA voters list for the Village of Embro for the year 1917.
Tillsonburg Voters List Voters list for the Municipality of Tillsonburg for the year 1877. List of persons entitled to vote at both municipal elections and elections to the legislative assembly.
Tillsonburg Voters List Voters list for the Municipality of Tillsonburg for the year 1881. List of persons entitled to vote at both municipal elections and elections to the legislative assembly.

Military Records

 TitleDescription
168th Battalion Nominal RollCanadian Expeditionary Force - 168th Battalion: Nominal Roll of Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Men. 30 October, 1916.
Honouring Oxford Name IndexAn index of names for the Oxford County Archives' publication: "Honouring Oxford: Memorials and Cenotaphs of the Great War"
Index WWII Honour Roll - Central United Church, WoodstockAn index of the Second World War Honour Roll from the Central United Church in Woodstock, Ontario, circa 1943.
Officers - Oxford MilitiaList of officers in the Oxford Militia, return made in 1839 showing dates of first appointment.
Officers in the Oxford Battalions of MilitiaList of officers in the Oxford battalions of militia - June 1, 1852. Information compiled from the "Oxford Gazetteer".
Oxford Rifles Service RollService Roll of the 22nd Regiment, City of Woodstock, for the years 1908-1909.
Record of Officers, 22nd Regiment - Oxford RiflesA record of officers in the Oxford Rifles, 22nd Regiment, from circa 1907 to 1927.
Regimental Roll of the 22nd Regiment, Oxford RiflesThe Regimental Roll of the 22nd Regiment, Oxford Rifles for 1907-1913. Includes reg. number, rank, name, company, date of enlistment, and date struck off.

Vital Stats

 TitleCategoryDescription
East Nissouri Township - Index of Birth RegisterBirthsAn index of names for the East Nissouri Township Birth Register from July 1896 - October 1904.
North Oxford Township Index of Register of BirthsBirthsAn index of names for the North Oxford Township Register of Births from 1896-1903.
Index - Township of Blenheim Birth RegisterBirthsAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Birth Register from 1915-1918.
Index - Township of Blenheim Birth RegisterBirthsAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Birth Register from 1908-1914.
Index - Township of Blenheim Birth RegisterBirthsAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Birth Register from 1896 - 1908.
Township of West Oxford - Index of BirthsBirthsAn index of names for the Township of West Oxford Register of Births from January 1896 - October 1908.
Index - Township of Dereham Register of BirthsBirthsAn index of names for the Township of Dereham Register of Births from November 1895 - June 1908.
Township of West Oxford - Register of BirthsBirthsAn index of names for the Township of West Oxford Register of Births from 1908 - 1929.
West Zorra - Birth Name IndexBirthsAn index of names for the West Zorra Register of Births from 1896-1903.
East Nissouri Township - Index of Birth RegisterBirthsAn index of names for the East Nissouri Township Birth Register from 1904 - 1918.
Embro - Index of Register of BirthsBirthsAn index of names for the Embro Register of Births from 1896 - 1905.
Plattsville CensusCensusThe census for Plattsville, taken in 1884.
North Oxford Township Census of Children 8 - 14 yearsCensusCensus of children between the ages of eight and fourteen years in the Township of North Oxford, 1892.
Township of West Oxford - Index of Register of DeathsDeathsAn index of names for the Township of West Oxford Register of Deaths from January 1896 - October 1908.
Index - Township of Dereham Register of DeathsDeathsAn index of names for the Township of Dereham Register of Deaths from November 1895 - June 1908.
Township of West Oxford - Register of DeathsDeathsAn index of names for the Township of West Oxford Register of Deaths from 1908 - 1929.
Tavistock - Register of Deaths IndexDeathsAn index of names for the Tavistock Register of Deaths from ca 1921 - 1929.
West Zorra - Register of DeathsDeathsThe West Zorra Register of Deaths for the years 1896 to 1903.
East Nissouri Township - Index of Death RegisterDeathsAn index of names for the East Nissouri Township Death Register from 1896 - 1904.
East Nissouri Township - Index of Death RegisterDeathsAn index of names for the East Nissouri Township Death Register from 1904 - 1918.
Index - Township of Blenheim Death RegisterDeathsAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Death Register from 1915-1925.
Index - Township of Blenheim Death RegisterDeathsAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Death Register from 1908-1914.
Index - Township of Blenheim Death RegisterDeathsAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Death Register from 1896 - 1908.
Embro - Index of Register of DeathsDeathsAn index of names for the Embro Register of Deaths from 1896 - 1905.
Index - Township of Blenheim Marriage RegisterMarriagesAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Marriage Register from 1908 - 1914.
East Nissouri Township - Index of Marriage RegisterMarriagesAn index of names for the East Nissouri Township Marriage Register from 1896 - 1904.
East Nissouri Township - Index of Marriages RegisterMarriagesAn index of names for the East Nissouri Township Marriages Register from 1904 - 1918.
Embro - Index of Register of MarriagesMarriagesAn index of names for the Embro Register of Marriages from 1896 - 1905.
North Oxford Township Index of Register of MarriagesMarriagesAn index of names for the North Oxford Township Register of Marriages from 1896 - 1903.
West Zorra - Marriage Name IndexMarriagesAn index of names for the West Zorra Register of Marriages from 1896 - 1903.
Index - Township of West Oxford Register of MarriagesMarriagesAn index of names for the Township of West Oxford Register of Marriages from 1896 - 1908.
Index - Township of Dereham Register of MarriagesMarriagesAn index of names for the Township of Dereham Register of Marriages from November 1895 - June 1908.
Index - Township of Blenheim Marriage RegisterMarriagesAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Marriage Register from 1896 - 1908.
Index - Township of Blenheim Marriage RegisterMarriagesAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Marriage Register from 1915-1925.
Index - Return of Marriages solemnized by Solomon Snider - Wesleyan Methodist ChurchMarriagesAn index of names for a Return of Marriages solemnized by Solomon Snider at the Wesleyan Methodist Church. 1846 - 1866
Index - Township of Blenheim Marriage RegisterMarriagesAn index of names for the Township of Blenheim Marriage Register from 1896 - 1915.