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Norwich Local History Books

Explore these local history books for keys to Norwich’s past. For those unavailable in full text here, search the indexes and contact for a look-up, or borrow from your local library.

A History of East Oxford Township

Published in 1967 by the Bond's Federated Farm Women's Club. Searchable.

At the Crossroads: the history of Eastwood

Compiled by June Payne Flath this work documents the village of Eastwood and those people who settled there.

Burgessville Memories

A collection of photographs and stories from Burgessville based on a scrapbook from Shirley Blakely and compiled by the Norwich and District Archives Book Committee.

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.

Historical Notes by Len K. Coles

Holding the position of Oxford County Clerk for 30 years, Len Coles shares his research and knowledge of Oxford County history in this work.

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: Familiar Fields to Foreign Soil:

three rural townships at war, 1914-1918 by Jennifer Arthur Lackenbauer. Research the index of this work devoted to the war time history of southern Oxford County.

Index to: Hotbed of Treason by David Brearley

View the index & table of contents to this history of Norwich and the Rebellion of 1837

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

An index to a comprehensive history of early inns.

Index to: Old Oxford is Wide Awake! by Brian Dawe

A history of pioneer settlers and politicians in Oxford county, 1793-1853. Explore the index to this valuable history text.

Index to: South of Sodom

A comprehensive history of South Norwich including Otterville and Springford. Written and published by the South Norwich Historical Society. Explore the digitized index.

Index to: When cheese was king by Edward Moore

A complete history of the cheese factories in Oxford county

Index to: With Mortar and Pine

A compilation of drawings, histories and descriptions of some of the early architecture of the Norwich Township by the Norwich and District Historical Society. Index available.

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.

Mrs. Canfield's People

Transcribed from Mrs. Canfield's journals by Patricia Moody in 1986 this book contains alphabetical listings of various people, buildings, events in Oxford County history.

Norwich 1946

Compiled by Norwich District Reunion Committee this book is a souvenir of the Old Home Week, July 1-4, 1946. This keyword searchable edition documents veterans, architecture, citizens & business.

Of Other Times

A collection of pictures and thoughts from the past showing rural life of the township of Norwich during the years of development 1840-1940 by John Eacott and the Norwich and District Historical Society.

Otterville South Norwich Sesquicentennial, 1857-1957

A history of South Norwich township & its communities

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 Libraries: a brief history

The short histories of the branch libraries of Oxford County, prepared in 1971 by Louise Krompart.

Pioneer Baptist Work in Oxford County

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

The Norwich Settlement to 1855

Compiled by the Norwich & District Historical Society this booklet details the pioneer Quaker Peter Lossing and his settlement in this area.

Township of Norwich : Lossing/Quaker Settlement 1810-2010

This souvenir booklet commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Lossing Quaker settlement in Norwich.

Township of Norwich: 1810-1985

A booklet celebrating 175 years of settlement in the Norwich area in a blend of current and historical information