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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 24 February – Wychwood Forest and Area: Landscape and People 1000-1900

Oxfordshire DNA & Surname Projects — — DNA Project FAQ — — Surname Project FAQ
Free Resources — — — Members-Only Area

Oxfordshire History Centre will be closed (inclusive dates):
26 January - 10 February; Saturday 7 March.

New in November 2019

Monumental Inscription CD for
Great Milton, St Mary

New in October 2019

Monumental Inscription CD
for Bampton, St Mary

This covers both St Mary's Church and the adjacent Parish Cemetery, which together amount to 1333 separate monuments and make this one of the biggest churchyards we have tackled. Congratulations to all involved.

Current journal cover

August 2019 Journal

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

The cover image (right) of the August 2019 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

Parish Register Transcripts - dates covered
This PDF of the sales pages from our 2016 Members' Handbook details, CD by CD the dates covered by our transcriptions. Note the data was correct in March 2016.

We also have a 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.

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History Centre
Oxfordshire County
(Westgate) Library
Oxford College Archives Berkshire Record Office Victoria County History The National Archives Society of Genealogists Federation of FHSs GENUKI
Heritage Search More Links: Finding Your Ancestors On The Internet
Oxfordshire 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 usually time for a chat.
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.
Saturday 8 February The Family History Show, UWE Conference Centre, Bristol
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 April Family Tree Live, Alexandra Palace, London
Saturday 25 July Bucks FHS Fair & Open Day, The Grange School, Aylesbury
Saturday 26 September The Family History Show, Kempton Racecourse, London
Saturday 3 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.
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.
Oxfordshire History Centre at St Luke's, Cowley

Every Tuesday and Thursday, and the first Saturday of each month (but check, OHC may be closed to visitors on some Saturdays).
Times may vary but generally 10am-4pm.
No booking system, just drop in.
You can call 01865 398200 to check our helpdesk is open.

Note that helpdesk sessions below are best booked in advance by calling the library on the number given.
Oxfordshire County (Westgate) Library (upstairs in the old Oxfordshire Studies area)

The first three Thursdays of each month.
Call 01865 815509 to book a slot with the advisor.

Abingdon Library (upstairs in the local and family history area) Fourth Saturday of each month, 10:00–14:00
Call 01235 520374 to book a slot with the advisor.
Abingdon Library also hosts a Berkshire FHS helpdesk on the second Wednesday of each month, 14:00–18:00, call the same number to book.

Banbury Library

First and third Tuesday of each month, 11:00–16:00
Call 01295 262282 to book a slot with the advisor.
Bicester Library

Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00–15:00
Call 01869 252181 to book a slot with the advisor.

Chinnor Library Fourth Thursday of each month, 14:00–18:45
Call 01844 351721 to book a slot with the advisor.
Hook Norton Library Third Wednesday of each month, 14:30–16:30
Call 01608 737793 to book a slot with the advisor.
Kidlington Library Alternate Tuesdays, 13:30–16:00
Call 01865 373067 to book a slot with the advisor.
Wallingford Library Fourth Tuesday of each month, noon–16:30
Call 01491 837395 to book a slot with the advisor.
Watlington Library Last Saturday of each month, 10:00–13:00
Call 01491 612241 to book a slot with the advisor.
Witney Library First and Third Thursday of each month, 10:30–16:30
Call 01993 703659 to book a slot with the advisor.
Woodstock Library First and Third Wednesday of each month, noon–16:00
Call 01993 812832 to book a slot with the advisor.

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