Oct 232015

On Monday, 26 October 2015, Clive Hurst will talk to Oxfordshire FHS on:

The Cheney Archives – a record of a well-known Banbury printing firm over two centuries

Clive Hurst will be giving an overview, based on photographs, of the Cheney material which has in recent times been purchased by the Bodleian Library in Oxford. This was an important printing firm, based in Banbury, with origins in the 18th century. Clive Hurst will be following the history of the firm through to its closure at the end of the 20th century. The bulk of the archive comprises a fairly comprehensive series of albums containing samples of the firm’s jobbing printing from the second half of the 19th century.

We meet at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, with the talk starting at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:15pm, when there will be advisors offering computer and genealogy help, books for sale, and tea and coffee available.

Non-members are very welcome.
For details of future talks, see www.ofhs.org.uk

May 012014

On 28 June 1914,
Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo
… and the world went to war.

On Saturday 28 June 2014 we bring you:

Pip, Squeak and Wilfred — the record legacy of 1914-1918

 at the Marlborough School, Woodstock, OX20 1LP


P5SW5For just £10/head we have five good talks by five good speakers. Talks will cover the medals and medal cards, the ongoing discovery of (and identification of) memorabilia, and a plethora of other aspects of the record legacy from the period. There will be speakers from the National Archives as well as from academia and the family history world.


small-solid-dark-blueffhs-40The day is being sponsored by both Oxfordshire FHS and
the Federation of Family History Societies.
We’ll provide tea and coffee, you bring your own lunch and the cost of the day is just £10/person.

NB there is nowhere close by to buy lunch!


See the day’s programme

Booking is now open: Book here!

Here is our Pip, Squeak and Wilfred flier (A5 double sided flier as one side of A4 PDF)
and here is our Pip, Squeak and Wilfred poster (one side of A4 PDF).

 Medal images above are from the Europeana 1914-1918 collection:  http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/


Feb 032013

Monday 4 February  — Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB

Speaker — Graham Walter

Cloud Computing – one Family Researcher’s Perspective

In a time where many of us have more than one computing device, as well as other family members who would like to see our genealogy research, the cloud offers us a way to share and transfer information with a far greater ease than previously available. Continue reading »

Jan 112013

Monday 28 January — Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB

Speaker — Hannah Jones

The Journals of William Jones, Charlbury Quaker

HT8418-refHannah Jones – who assures us that she is not related to the Charlbury Quaker of the same surname – has worked at Oxfordshire History Centre (OHC) since 2000, initially as an Archive Assistant, and more recently as an Archivist. She first came across a partial transcript of the journals of William Jones whilst cataloguing the records of the Witney Monthly (Quaker) Meeting at OHC. It quickly became apparent to Hannah that the journals were a valuable, yet virtually unknown, resource for local and non-conformist history.  She believed that they deserved to be made available to a far wider audience. Continue reading »

Jan 112013

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