|Family History Fair - Saturday 4 October 2014|
Our 2014 Family History Fair will again be held at The Marlborough School just outside Woodstock.
As usual it will run from 10am to 4pm.
This venue has a generous flat exhibition area and ample car parking. The accessibility has been appreciated, and remarked upon, by both exhibitors and visitors alike.
The Family History Fair will feature the usual assortment of visiting Societies, publishers, dealers in second hand books and postcards, and the like. The stands will be spread across both the Marlborough Enterprise Centre (MEC) Hall and the adjoining Sports Hall.
Our own Society's range of transcripts and search services will be available for consultation, whilst we will also be manning a beginners' helpdesk. Additionally, there will be computing advice on such things as which genealogical software package to choose, and the use of the internet in family history.
DNA advice will be available – on the types of DNA test you can take, costs and what to expect in the results. People with Oxfordshire ancestryare particularly welcome to come and discuss their ancestry and join our Oxfordshire project.
Wills: online. transcription, advice – At present we have over 5200 "testators" on the website, well over 7000 separate documents. They include over 62000 "mentions" of names (legatees etc.) We will be delighted to see anyone who would like to talk about wills, which can be a very valuable resource to the family historian. We can offer free transcription for "Oxfordshire" wills.
A Range of delicious refreshments, sandwiches, cakes etc, will be provided by Wendy of Good Food Catering.
Admission to the Family History Fair is free, as is the on-site car park.
And of course Oxfordshire Family History Society, plus our computer group with access to our own extensive database, Find My Past and Ancestry.
|How to get to the Marlborough Enterprise Centre|
|On-site Car Parking|
There are several car parking areas at the school, which are used will depend on the weather conditions on the day.
There is disabled parking immediately outside the MEC.
It will be possible to get close to the hall early in the day for unloading,
and at the end of the day for loading up again.
|Contacting the Organiser|
Mrs Jenny Lee
Telephone: 01235 799374
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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