Sep 232015
 

Alan Simpson, from Oxfordshire FHS, has been invited by That’s Oxford TV to “sit on the sofa” at 5pm tonight, Wednesday 23rd September, to talk about Oxfordshire FHS, and, in particular, our forthcoming Fair in Woodstock on October 3rd.

Oxfordshire Family History Society's photo.

I understand That’s Oxford TV covers Oxfordshire & Aylesbury, and is to be found in those areas on Freeview Channel 8.

Alan has been very active in Oxfordshire FHS for a number of years. He’s to be found in various churchyards of Oxfordshire in the summer leading teams transcribing and photographing the gravestones. As a result of these projects, Oxfordshire FHS has about 40 CDs of different parishes’ Monumental Inscriptions available for purchase. (Alan’s the one “up close” to the gravestone in the picture!)

Many Oxfordshire researchers will have been helped by Alan, since he runs the OFHS Search Services, and will carry out searches in the Society’s databases including those of baptisms, marriages and burials.
If Alan’s helped you in the past, now’s your chance to see him on the sofa!

(Sorry to those further afield – though there’s a possibility the
broadcast will be posted on their YouTube channel later.)

 
Apr 252015
 

haiThe latest release in the Oxfordshire Family History Society series of illustrated monumental inscription CDs is for the church of St John the Evangelist at Hailey, now one of four churches within the parish of Witney.

It contains photographs & transcriptions, for all the stones in the graveyard surrounding the present church and also those in the graveyard surrounding the original chapel, opened in 1761.

Monument of Daniel Godfrey died 1761The chapel was demolished after the present church was consecrated in 1869 but its graveyard remains with many of the stones still readable, including the one shown here which commemorates Daniel Godfrey, who was buried on 18th September 1761 and who may well have been the first person to be buried in the chapel graveyard.

The CD costs £6.00 including postage and is available through the OFHS shopping cart, or by cheque – details at http://www.ofhs.org.uk/CDsales.html , along with many similar CDs for other parishes.

A similar CD for St Mary’s church at Witney was published several years ago and many of the team members who recorded the monuments at Hailey are now busily recording at another of the Witney parish churches, Holy Trinity, at Woodgreen, Witney. Watch this space!

Apr 252015
 

cem-occThis new CD from Oxfordshire Family History Society provides access to the transcribed grave registers of the four Oxford City Cemeteries. These are:

  • BOTLEY 1894-2007
  • HEADINGTON 1899-2008
  • ROSE HILL 1894-2010
  • WOLVERCOTE 1894-2009

The entries may be viewed sorted by date or by grave location and there is a combined Name Index covering all four cemeteries. Outline plans of the cemetery enable you to determine the approximate location of any given grave within the cemetery.

The CD costs £17.5 and the order code is OXF-CEM-OCC. It may be purchased on-line from our CD order page at:

http://www.ofhs.org.uk/CDsales.html#occgr

If your browser is able to play flash video you can even watch my brief “talk through” of the CD at http://computer-group.oxfordshirefhs.org.uk/cemcd/oxf-cem-occ.html

Jan 022015
 

mlc_coverOxfordshire FHS has photographed and transcribed all the monumental inscriptions in the parish of Milcombe, and published them on CD. 

Whilst the majority of the MIs are gravestones, this picture is of a window in the church to Mary Campbell who died in 1833, the earliest memorial. The resultant CD has about 300 names, indexed, and 243 memorials. MilcombeWindowsmall

The CD, as all the others in the Oxfordshire MI series, is priced at an affordable £6 including postage, and is available through our shopping cart – go to CDs on the left at www.ofhs.org.uk

Nov 142014
 

Standlake Monumental Inscriptions photographic CD has just been published by Oxfordshire FHS. Almost 1,000 names for just £6!! The team even managed to transcribe stones like this – 300 years old, apparently with no writing on it!
Here

Standlake MIs057 lyeth the body of
William HARRIS who
died September ye 30[th]
1703
Here lyeth the body of
Dorcas the wife of
William HARRIS who died
March ye 20th 1729
aged 67 years

Purchase details at www.ofhs.org.uk

StandlakeMI-church

Jul 222014
 
South Newington MI CD

South Newington MI CD

The latest release in the Oxfordshire FHS series of illustrated memorial CDs is for South Newington. It costs a mere £6, including postage.

It contains photographs & transcriptions, sometimes with details from the burial registers for comparison, of around 400 gravestones in the churchyard together with other inscriptions, such as wall plaques and stones within the church. Each stone or plaque, etc, is described as well as photographed and transcribed, and there’s a detailed map of the churchyard, the church and the parish cemetery, with every plot linked to the relevant memorial.

There’s a full name index, also linked to the relevant memorial, with full name, age and year of death.

The CD is available through the OFHS shopping cart, or by cheque – details at http://www.ofhs.org.uk/CDsales.html , along with many similar CDs for other parishes.

Feb 282014
 

We first produced this parish by parish list of the dates covered by our published transcripts in 2011. Since then our transcribers have been busy and we have published an updated list. This time we have published it in two forms, one A-Z by parish as before and the other sorted by CD to make it easy to see the date coverage on any particular CD.

These PDF downloads come as 12 A5 pages which can be printed as a booklet (if your computer & printer cooperate!)

A-Z by parish: http://www.ofhs.org.uk/OxfordshireParishRecordsDateFinderA-Z.pdf

By CD: http://www.ofhs.org.uk/OxfordshireParishRecordsDateFinder-byCD.pdf

Members: note that the latter CD-ordered version will form part of the Members’ Handbook which will accompany your April journal.

Dec 102013
 

sthNew from Oxfordshire FHS is a memorials inscription CD for Stanton Harcourt.  It costs a mere £6, including postage.

It contains photographs & transcriptions, sometimes with details from the burial registers for comparison, of over 1,300 gravestones and other inscriptions, such as wall plaques and stones within the church.  Each stone or plaque, etc, is described as well as photographed and transcribed, and there’s a detailed map of the churchyard, the church and the parish cemetery, with every plot linked to the relevant memorial.

There’s a full name index, also linked to the relevant memorial, with full name, age and year of death.

The CD is available through the OFHS shopping cart, or by cheque – details at http://www.ofhs.org.uk/CDsales.html , along with many similar CDs for other parishes.

The parish registers themselves for Stanton Harcourt have been transcribed by OFHS and are published on CD WIT03.

Aug 032013
 

The society is pleased to announce the latest release in our CD series of Monumental Inscription (MI) transcriptions.

These CDs contain photographs of the church and of each monument, as well as transcriptions of each inscription. They are fully indexed. Navigation is by means of a clickable plan view of the churchyard.

This latest CD relates to Deddington – The Parish Church of St Peter & St Paul.

For further details of this and the other CDs in the series, and to buy a copy, please see :-

www.ofhs.org.uk

 

Essential for those with Banburyshire interests !

 

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