The old registry office here in Woodstock was constructed in 1876 and served as a registry office until 1952. Italianate in style, it is highlighted by semi-circular masonry over the windows. This feature is carried on in the arch over the door. Its walls are two feet thick and its roof is said to be filled with sand, making the structure fireproof and conforming to the design plans common to registry offices of that era in Ontario. Currently this building is home to the Oxford County Genealogical Society and the Oxford County Historical Society.