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If you can't get to any of our meetings, remember that we do have stands at a number of other events. Watch the list of such events on our front page. You can also visit us at our Open Day.

General meetings Fourth Monday of most months
Computer meetings First Monday of alternate months
Most meetings take place in the Exeter Hall in Oxford Road,Kidlington, OX5 1AB, just north of Oxford. Occasionally, bank holidays cause a change to the usual meeting routine.
General meetings in the main (large) hall start at 20:00 with the bookstall and computer advice available from 19:15 onwards. A sound system is in use in the large hall. There is no 'General' meeting in either August or December.
Computer meetings take place in the side (small) hall and start at 19:30 - these are flagged with an asterisk below.

We also have a page of past meetings - not only can you see what you have missed, in a number of cases we have links to handouts or notes or web pages of links from the meetings.

24 November From Time out of Mind: Custom and Ritual in 19th century Oxfordshire
(NB change of topic from that originally listed)
Shaun Morley
1 December * Christmas Forum Panel
26 January “A tough but full-blooded area”: The parish of St Thomas the Martyr, West Oxford Liz Woolley
2 February * All the Gory Details - Researching our more colourful ancestors via court proceedings at the Old Bailey and elsewhere Alan Simpson
23 February From Trevithick to Barnes Wallis: tracing a family of Cornish engineers, from Camborne to Brooklands, via the sewers of London Tony Hadland
23 March Joining the dots and bringing it all together – connecting up normal genealogical research, origins of surnames, and DNA Anthony Adolph
13 April *
(Second Monday)
The Fun of Facebook for Family History Wendy Archer
27 April Fair Mile Revealed: the Victorian Asylum Mark Stevens
18 May t.b.a.  
22 June AGM followed by
Finding Your Ancestors on the Internet

Alan Simpson
27 July One-Place Studies: Tracing the history of a community Kirsty Gray
28 September What Great Grandma did in the First World War: the Imperial War Museum’s Women’s Work Collection Sarah Paterson
October t.b.a.  
23 November Papists at the Manor - The Yates and Throckmortons of the Vale of White Horse Tony Hadland
25 January Was your ancestor a Morris Dancer? John Frearson
22 February Who were the Hildesleys? Tony Hadland
& more ...    
27 June GENUKI: the UK & Ireland Genealogical Information Service Malcolm Austen
& more ...    
28 November Pilgrimage to Plug Street (OFHS fortieth anniversary meeting) Tony Hadland
We also have a page of past meetings - not only can you see what you have missed, in a number of cases we have links to handouts or notes or web pages of links from the meetings.

Please also note that a group meets on the second Monday of most months in Abingdon under the auspices of the Berkshire FHS. The group's meetings are listed separately. Abingdon was in Berkshire until the 1974 local government reorganisation which moved it into Oxfordshire. Abingdon also has a long-standing (but heavily disputed!) claim to be the county town of Berkshire, it still has a "County Hall".

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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