Historical Research

Is time or distance keeping you from accessing the historical resources you need? Compiling a history of your organization for an upcoming anniversary? Whether you are writing for a popular audience or an academic journal, Oakenwood Research Services understands your need for precise and well-documented information.

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Property Research

Whether it be a business area, a private residence, municipal site, or an empty plot of land, have us delve into the history of a property to discover its past owners, past uses, and past structures long demolished.

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Presentations

Need a speaker for an upcoming event? We provide presentations on a variety of topics including those relating to local history, genealogy, and research strategy.

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Farm Histories

Discover when your land first became a farm, who lived and worked there, what livestock they raised, what crops they grew, and what buildings past owners constructed.

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Transcription

Caring for old family documents but find them difficult to read? We transcribe handwritten text such as letters, diaries, and legal documents to allow you and your family to appreciate them more fully and share them more easily!

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Brick Walls

Have you hit a roadblock in your genealogical or historical research?  Oakenwood Research Services specializes in overcoming the proverbial brick wall by employing unconventional and lesser-known sources to follow and document those more elusive people and details from the past.

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House Histories

Wonder who built your house and what changes it’s seen?  Every house has a history and the older the building, the longer its story. Find out when your house was constructed, how it's changed over time, and learn more about the people who have lived there.

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Genealogy

Curious about your family history?  Wonder if those stories could be true? Want to know when your family came to Canada or left it for new opportunities? Find out who your ancestors were, how they lived, where they went, and what they accomplished.

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Preservation

Inherited a shoebox full of letters or found a rusty box of deeds? Get guidance on how to best handle, care for, and store old, treasured family documents and photographs to ensure their survival for subsequent generations to enjoy .

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What would you like to discover?

Contact Oakenwood Research Services to discuss your needs, get a quote, or make an inquiry.  Be sure to include your full name and contact details, and let us know what you’d like to determine, what resources you've already consulted, and any information you already know that will help narrow the search.