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The Holford Centre

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Holford Centre Opening days/times

With regret the Society have decided to close the research facilities at Holford Centre and envisage gradual closure leading up to end of our lease in June 2014.

The Holford Centre will be open 10:00--16:00 in the following Tuesdays:

Oct 15; Nov 5; Nov 19; Dec 3 2013.

In 2014, the Centre will only be opened by appointment.


The Holford Centre - OFHS's Research Centre

Holford entranceThe Society's Research Centre is based at the Society's premises at:

The Holford Centre
School Lane
Stanton St John
OX33 1ET

The Centre's telephone number is 01865 358151 (+44 1865 358151 from outside the UK) and when the Centre is closed calls will, if possible, be redirected to the Society's helpline.

The Holford Centre is located just off the B4027 Wheatley to Islip road. The turning for School Lane is well signposted, and is diagonally opposite the Talkhouse (formerly George) public house. This map may help you find the Centre (indicated by the arrow on the central map square).

When visiting the Holford Centre by car, please be sure to use the car park of the Talkhouse pub
and not the playground space behind the Centre.

A limited bus service also runs Monday to Saturday inclusive between Oxford city centre (St Aldates) and the village.

The Research Centre is open to both members and non-members of the Society. Its use is free of charge to members, whilst non-members are asked to pay a nominal fee of 1 per session - which can be avoided by joining the Society!


The Holford Centre - Resources

Holford library shelvesThe range of research tools available for use at the centre is continually being extended, but currently includes:

Parish register and monumental inscription transcripts
Pedigree charts and birth briefs
International Genealogical Index (IGI)
Reference books
Exchange journals

Holford computersA number of computer-based research tools are also available to visitors including:

The Society's Search Suite
All the Society's publlished CDs and the Quarter Sessions DVD
The National Burial Index (third edition)
Internet access
The Holford Centre has a subscription to the Find My Past website

The Society's lending libraries of books and exchange journals are based at the Holford Centre, so that members can borrow books and journals by visiting the centre.
The library catalogue is available online.

Purchases can be made from the Society's bookstall during centre opening hours.


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This page was last updated on 2013-10-11