Genealogy- Ancestry Library Edition & Heritage Quest

Please click on one of the links below Library EditionThe link for Ancestry Library Edition is only accessible within the library. You don’t need to use your library card, as long as you access it at any of our 16 public computers. 

Heritage Quest OnlineThe link for 
HeritageQuest is accessible at the library, as well as at your home. While accessing the database remotely on your home computer, you will need your Oxford Public Library card. Upon entering your card number, you will be able to search the database. 

Use NewsBank's online database for America's Obituaries & Death Notices to find facts about an indiviudal's hobbies, career, education, family & more.


Oxford History

Please feel free to visit the library for any information on the history of Oxford! For the most information, be sure to check out our Local History Room in the original 1903 section of the building!

Oxford History Museum

The Oxford Library Museum is located in the basement of the library. This museum holds artifacts from the history of Oxford. We have spinning wheels, kitchen gadgets, and civil war artifacts. Tours of the museum are given only on appointment.

To make an appointment to see the museum, please call: 
(508) 987-6003 x221 for the Adult Circulation Desk.

Oxford Memories

Visit the website here!

Clara Barton

Clara Barton

Clara Barton was born on Christmas Day, 1821, in Oxford, Massachusetts.

The Library holds a small collection of Clara Barton memorabilia and sources, however the Clara Barton Birthplace and Museum is one’s best option on doing more research on Ms. Barton. The non-circulating collection of Clara Barton books is located in our Local History room in the front part of the building. The room is open to the public.

The following are volumes the OXPL has in possession:


The Life of Clara Barton by Percy H. Epler, 1915                                                    
Ancestors of Clara Barton by Charles V. Waid, 2002                                              
The Red Cross in Peace and War by Clara Barton, 1899                                        
Clara Barton: Professional Angel by Elizabeth Brown Pryor, 1987                          
Clara Barton: Daughter of Destiny by Blanche Colton Williams, 1941                    
The Life of Clara Barton in 2 Volumes by William E. Barton (Vols. 1 and 2), 1922  
Clara Barton: Humanitarian by Corra Bacon-Foster, 1918                                      
The Story of my Childhood by Clara Barton, 1907



The library has print materials and informational pamphlets available for more information about the Huguenots, as well as a diorama of the fort for display.

National Huguenot SocietyIncludes a listing of documented Huguenots ancestors, historical information, membership information, book reviews and a list of books and publications.

Cyndi’s List– This is a categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources online.

The Huguenot Society of America -They have a essay on the history of the Huguenots and their contributions to colonial America.

Even more information is provided by The Huguenot Memorial Society of Oxford, Inc., which was organized in June of 1881.  Check out their website for more information, documents, and upcoming events!