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Oxfordshire Family History Society

Do you have ancestors from Oxfordshire?
We have resources for everyone researching genealogy in Oxfordshire.
Have a look at our Introduction to OFHS.

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Next Meeting – Monday 22 FebruaryWho were the Hildesleys?

Can't get to our meetings?
Check your other opportunities to meet OFHS.

Happy New Year from everyone at OFHS.
If you aren't a member, please do read about us and join us.
If you are a member, please remember to renew your membership
for 2016.

Please note that a consequence of the development work on the Westgate Centre is that the Central Library (and hence our helpdesks there) will close on 27 February 2016.

New (December 2015)

Three new MI CDs

Duns Tew


Witney Holy Trinity (Woodgreen)


Current journal cover

December 2015 Journal

Members (you can join here) have now been sent the December Journal.

The cover image (left) of the December 2015 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

WhoDoYouThinkYouAre? Live 2016
takes place on 7-9 April 2016

If you are planning to visit WDYTYA?-Live, take advantage of discounted tickets, two for £26 (normal price £16 if bought in advance or £22 on the door).
To purchase at the discounted rate follow this link www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com and quote code OXF26.

Parish Register Transcripts - dates covered
This PDF of the sales pages from our 2015 Members' Handbook details, CD by CD the dates covered by our transcriptions. Note the data was correct in March 2015.

We also have a new web page detailing the parish by parish coverage of our Search Service.

It is important to note that for various reasons the coverage dates for our transcripts may not match those of our Search Service.

OXF History Centre Westgate Library BRO VCH TNA SoG FFHS GENUKI
Heritage Search More Links: Finding Your Ancestors On The Internet
OXF History Centre Facts Sheets: Church of England Records Maps Running the county

facebookYou are welcome to attend any MEETING of the Oxfordshire Family History Society.
Our meetings are all held in the Exeter Hall in Oxford Road,Kidlington.
On the fourth Monday of most months (not August or December) we meet in the large hall with time for tea/coffee/chat/help before the meeting starts at 20:00.
On the first Monday of even numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) we have a meeting with a computer-bias in the small hall. These meetings start at 19:30, there's no tea or coffee but there is usuall time for a chat.
facebookYou are welcome to visit any of the Oxfordshire Family History Society HELPDESK SESSIONS below.
Note that helpdesk sessions are subject to volunteer availability and may have to be changed at short notice.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, and some Saturdays
Times may vary but generally 10am-4pm.
Helpdesk in the Oxfordshire History Centre at St Luke's, Cowley Oxford
Every Tuesday (pm), Wednesday, Thursday (to 1pm) and Friday. Exact times vary according to bus times.

Helpdesk in the Central Library (upstairs in the old Oxfordshire Studies area)

Note that these sessions will cease when the Central Library closes on 27 February.


Fourth Saturday of each month (10am–2pm).
NB Please ring the library to book a slot with the advisor.

Helpdesk in Abingdon Library (upstairs in the local and family history area) Abingdon, OXF
facebookOxfordshire Family History Society will be attending the following Family History Events.
This is a chance for us to meet up with some those who don't actually live in Oxfordshire.
Thursday 7 April – Saturday 9 April

Who Do You Think You Are? - Live

If you are planning to visit WDYTYA?-Live, take advantage of discounted tickets, two for £26 (normal price £16 if bought in advance or £22 on the door). To purchase at the discounted rate follow this link www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com and quote code OXF26.

NEC, Birmingham
Saturday 1 October Our Own: Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair Woodstock, OXF
For the "bigger picture" of Family History events around the UK (and some beyond) look at the GENUKI diary page GENEVA.

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