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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 26 FebruaryResearching ancestors in Ireland

Can't get to our meetings?
Check your other opportunities to meet OFHS.
Please note that the Oxfordshire History Centre (St Luke's, Cowley) will be closed on Saturday 17 February and Saturday 17 March.

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Current journal cover

December 2017 Journal

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

The cover image (right) of the December 2017 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

New (March 2017)

MI CD for Freeland, St Mary the Virgin

New (January 2017)

Two new MI CDs

Chalgrove, St Mary

The Wortons (Over Worton, Holy Trinity; Nether Worton, St James)

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.

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.
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

Tuesdays and Thursdays, and some Saturdays.
Times may vary but generally 10am-4pm.

Oxfordshire County (Westgate) Library (upstairs in the old Oxfordshire Studies area)

Our Helpdesk is open again - Thursday and Friday every week
Call 01865 815509 to book a slot with the advisor.

Note that helpdesk sessions below are best booked in advance by calling the branch library on the number given.
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 Tuesdays each month, 11:00–16:00
Call 01295 262282 to book a slot with the advisor.
Bicester Library

Wednesdays, 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.
Witney Library First and Third Thursday of each month, 1030–16:30
Call 01993 703659 to book a slot with the advisor.
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.
Show cancelled

Who Do You Think You Are? - Live
We were booked but ... the show has been cancelled.

Saturday 5, Sunday 6 May

The Name Event – ILEC Exhibition Centre, Fulham, London

Saturday 30 June

SWAG Fair (South West Area Group of FHSs) – STEAM, Swindon

Saturday 28 July Buckinghamshire Family History Fair – Aylesbury
Saturday 22 September The London Family History Fair– Esher
Saturday 6 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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