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East Zorra-Tavistock Local History Books

Search the resources below for keys to East Zorra Tavistock’s past. You will find information about businesses, architecture, culture and pioneers of the area.  Some of these titles have been digitized and are keyword searchable.  Lookups are available on request by contacting

1909 Embro & Zorra Old Boys & Girls Reunion

Souvenir programme details the events undertaken at the August 1909 Homecoming of Old Boys & Girls to Embro

Crossroads in time : a pictorial history of Tavistock (1890-1920)

A collection of photography by the Lemp Studio

Giants of Oxford: women and men who changed our world.

Explore the index to Giants of Oxford by Doug M Symons. This books contains notable figures across Oxford County including Aimee Semple McPherson of Salford and many others.

History of the Village and Neighborhood of Innerkip

A history of the Innerkip area, written circa 1930 by Zella M. Hotson

Index to: A Safe haven: the story of the Black settlers of Oxford County

By Joyce A. Pettigrew. A comprehensively researched documentation of Black pioneers and their struggle to survive.

Index to: Fact & Fantasy: a history of Tavistock and district

A detailed history of the area, businesses and citizens.

Index to: Inns and Taverns : Oxford County by Roy Johnstone

An index to a comprehensive history of early inns.

Index to: When cheese was king by Edward Moore

A complete history of the cheese factories in Oxford county

Local Histories of Ontario Municipalities 1951-1977

Excerpt of Oxford County resources by Barbara B. Aitken

Local Histories of Ontario Municipalities 1977-1987

An index of Local Histories of Ontario Municipalities 1977-1987 A Bibliography by Barbara B. Aitken.

Outstanding Women of Oxford County

Depicts portraits of courageous and determined women who endured pioneer life in Oxford County written by Brenda Dyer, Sarah Kolasiewicz and Donna Stevenson

Outstanding Women of Oxford County: Volume 2

Written by Carol Miller, Nancy Payne and Jeanette Zwart in 1980 this work takes a further look at pioneering women in Oxford County

Oxford County Land Petitions : 1763-1865

A database of over 500 early pioneers, containing completely digitized land grant petitions.

Pioneer Baptist Work in Oxford County

by Zella M. Hoston. Explore the origins of the Baptist faith in Oxford

Raising the Rafters: a history of hockey in Tavistock

by Paul Bartlett

The Early days of the Innerkip district

by Zella M. Hotson. Digitized and optical character recognized. Keyword searches are available by contacting

The Oxford: a Tavistock land-mark since 1906

A history of an historic hotel and tavern.