Feb 162016



OFHS has been given a code that will give you a discount on the purchase of two tickets.  Single tickets are £16, purchased in advance. or £22 on the door.  The discounted price for two tickets is £26.  Visit their website at www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com and enter the code OXF26 when you place your order.  Please note that this post corrects an error in that posted on 17 December in which I said that two tickets could be  purchased for £22.

Our stand will have our Parish and Monumental Inscription CD’s for sale plus a range of books.  We look forward to seeing you at the NEC.

Nov 102015

Oxfordshire FHS will have a stand at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Birmingham next April, for which there’s a flash sale today of tickets for just £10.
The organisers point out that it’s 10 years since the show started, so they’re selling tickets at £10 today, November 10th, for 10 hours only from 10am!

The website is at

The show dates are Thursday to Saturday, 7-9 April, and it is to be held in the NEC, Birmingham.

Nov 052015

Apologies for any confusion that our recent post might cause or have caused.

John’s post about the Woking Fair got held up in our system and its release, albeit with the publication date of 27 Oct, might lead you think the Fair is this coming Saturday (7 Nov) whereas it was last Saturday (31 Oct). There will be another one along next year!

Apologies again for any confusion we may have caused, Malcolm (OFHS Chairman)

Oct 272015

This Saturday Oxfordshire FHS will be attending the West Surrey FHS Family History Fair at Kingsfield Road, Woking. Our stand will be stocked with CD’s of the parish records, including those originally in Berkshire, Monumental Inscriptions for a wide range of churchyards and our new Oxford Cemeteries CD.  We will also have a range of books including the Black Sheep and Changing Faces series.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Aug 282015

FHF15We’re getting excited about our Family History Fair at the beginning of October.

It’s at the Marlborough School, Woodstock.  Details including the societies and organisations attending are at www.ofhs.org.uk/fair – they include a map to enable you to find the school.  Do click on this flyer to see it in detail.

OFHS will have its range of CDs on sale, books from the bookstall, help and advice desks, and specialist advisors for you to talk to about wills and about the Oxfordshire DNA project.

There will be plentiful light refreshments at a reasonable cost.

Put the date in your diary – it’s known to be a friendly and helpful occasion!!

Jun 262015

FroglyAtMarston1708MIWith an enthusiasm for FROGLEY, in view of the book launch tomorrow, Alan, our Monumental Inscriptions Coordinator, has found both a gravestone at Marston of a FROGLEY from 1708, and the corresponding burial register entry of Widow FROGLEY. An excellent example of the skill of the MI transcribing team!

From Marston MI disk, OXF-MI-MST see CDs at www.ofhs.org.uk

In Memory of
Elizabeth FROGLY
Who departed this life ye 3d Day
of November in 1708

The Corresponding Burial Register:FroglyAt Marston1708BR
The Widow Frogly was buried the 5 day of November 1708

Click on the images to enlarge them!


Jun 252015

MuseumofOxfordWe’ll be at the Museum of Oxford this Saturday (10:30am to noon) to help you explore your family tree (strangely named or not) at the launch of Paul Sullivan’s new book “Frogley, Cockhead and Crutch: A Celebration of Humorous Names from Oxfordshire’s History”. Paul will sign his books as well.
The Museum is in St Aldates, in central Oxford – see https://www.facebook.com/museumofoxford or http://www.oxford.gov.uk/museumofoxford

Click on the flyer for more details.

Come along – we’ll be pleased to see you!

Jan 202015

Bracknell2015 Oxfordshire FHS will have several tables at the Family History Fair this coming Sunday at Bracknell.  We will have a good selection of books as well as our parish register and Monumental Inscription CDs and our databases on computer.

Our booksales list is at http://www.ofhs.org.uk/books.html – if there are any you would like specifically brought for you to consider, do contact me, chairman@ofhs.org.uk .

Other family history societies will also be there, as well as the Guild of One-Name Studies, Berkshire Record Office and commercial organisations.

We will also be taking a yDNA kit for sale at the very reasonable price of £80 to anyone eligible and willing to participate in the Oxfordshire DNA project,
For this project you need to be male, with ancestry in Oxfordshire (including old Berks, Oxfordshire since 1974) of at least 3 generations that goes back into the 19th century, preferably 1850 and earlier.  We are tracing all Oxfordshire surnames and building a great database which helps us track families in Oxfordshire. (Contact dna@ofhs.org.uk  for more information on the project.)  We can supply more kits by mail at the same price for those not attending the fair.


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