Oxfordshire Family History Society
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We have resources for everyone researching genealogy in Oxfordshire.
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– Monday 28 Apr –
The coming of the railway to Oxford
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|Pip, Squeak and Wilfred – a day conference, 28 June 2014 – now open for bookings
April 2014 Journal
Members (you can join here) have now been sent the April Journal.
The cover image (right) of the April 2014 issue of our Journal links to a PDF 'taster' edition of this journal. This 'taster' includes details of this photograph.
To see the taster edition of some previous journals, see the journal category on our news site
Well done Sue and Rosemary!
At their AGM on 22 March, the FFHS awarded the Oxfordshire Family Historian First Place in the Large Societies category and Overall Winner of the Elizabeth Simpson Award.
Here's our 'sampler' PDF of the winning issue.
A new edition of our Oxfordshire Parish Records Date Finder is now available.
This comes as 12 A5 pages which can be printed as a booklet (if your computer & printer cooperate!) There are two versions, one ordered alphabetically by parish and one ordered by the code of CD on which the transcripts are published.
Members: note that the latter CD-ordered version will form part of the Members' Handbook which will accompany your April journal.
Two new Oxfordshire Black Sheep Publications are now available.
(Left) Childhood Secrets: Oxfordshire children sent to Industrial Schools in Bristol, Cheshire, Essex, London, Surrey and Sussex ; Volume Ten.
(Right) Oxford Prison Employees 1809-1926
New (January 2014)
MI CD for Cowley St James
|You can meet the
Oxfordshire Family History Society at the following regular times and places. (Note that helpdesk sessions are subject to volunteer availability and may have to be changed at short notice.)
|Monthly (but not August & December) on the 4th Monday evening
||Regular meetings in the Exeter Hall
|Alternate (even numbered) months on the 1st Monday evening
||Computer Group meetings in the Exeter Hall
|Every Tuesday and Thursday, and some Saturdays
||Helpdesk in the Oxfordshire History Centre at St Luke's, Cowley
|Every Tuesday (pm only), Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
||Helpdesk in the Central Library (upstairs in the old Oxfordshire Studies area)
Oxfordshire Family History Society will be attending the following
Family History Events over the coming months. This is a chance for the
Society to meet up with some of the members who don't actually live in
|Saturday 31 May
||Gloucestershire FHS Fair
|Saturday 26 July
||Buckinghamshire FHS Open Day
|Saturday 4 October
||Our Own: Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair
|Sunday 12 October
||Hampshire Genealogical Society Family History Fair & Open Day
|Saturday 1 November
||West Surrey FHS Family History Fair & Open Day
|For the "bigger picture" of Family
History events around the UK (and some beyond) look at the GENUKI diary
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