Sep 192017
 

The above event will be held at Sandown Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, between 10am and 4.30pm. Find out more at TheFamilyHistoryShow.com.

Oxfordshire FHS will be attending the above show providing you with the opportunity to purchase CD’s of our parish records and Monumental Inscriptions. We will also have a range of books on sale at a discounted price. Members of the Society will be able to carry out searches to try and help with tracing those elusive members of your family tree. We look forward to seeing you there at this new event.

John Cramer
Oxfordshire FHS
Events Co-ordinator

Jul 242017
 

In today’s Oxford Mail, news that Colin Harris, one of our Vice-Presidents, has been awarded an Honorary Master of Arts degree by Oxford University, in recognition of his 50 years of “continuous and exemplary service to the Bodleian.”

The university said: “The outstanding feature of his career has been his truly dedicated service to all types of library reader – from senior academics to masters’ students, professional writers to amateur historians – whom he has advised with expertise and unfailing patience.”

Currently, Colin is Superintendent of the Special Collections Reading Rooms.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15425128.An_honour_richly_deserved__Bodleian_Library_Superintendent_rewarded_with_degree_for_half_a_century_of_service/

Congratulations, Colin, from Oxfordshire FHS!

 

Apr 052017
 

Sue Honoré, Oxfordshire FHS’s journal editor, chatted to Nick Piercey on Radio Oxford this afternoon, and the programme is up on iPlayer.

You can listen to it by going to
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xmrzw

and then click on the play button on Nick’s shoulder, and then the Who Do You Think You Are? tab immediately under Nick’s chin!

We look forward to talking to many visitors interested in their Oxfordshire roots at the show in the next three days. Some of the team have been up there this afternoon setting up our stand – plenty of books and CDs are ready for visitors!

The show website is at

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/

Apr 052017
 
In the early afternoon of today, 5 April, Sue Honoré, Oxfordshire FHS’s journal editor, will talk on BBC Radio Oxford.
She will mainly be talking about the Who Do You Think You Are? Live Family History Show to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week at the NEC, in Birmingham, which Oxfordshire FHS will be attending.
Sue’ll be on Nick Piercey’s show, and she’s scheduled to be on at 13:40.
Details of Radio Oxford are at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiooxford
Mar 102017
 

If you missed the opportunity to buy tickets at the early bird price a discounted rate on two tickets is still available.  Two tickets can be purchased for £28 rather than £36.  Visit the WDYTYA website below and enter code EL28.

Oxfordshire FHS will be attending as are Berkshire FHS, Northants FHS and Wiltshire FHS.  A full list of exhibitors currently signed up can be found on the WDYTYA webpage by clicking on “Exhibitors”.

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/

John Cramer

Oxfordshire Family History Society

Events Co-ordinator

 

Nov 112016
 

WDYTYA? Live 2017 will again be held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 6-8 April next year.

Early bird tickets are available from 10 to 22 November, inclusive.  To purchase two tickets for £22, a discount of 40%, follow the link below.  Oxfordshire FHS will be attending as are Berkshire FHS, Northants FHS and Wiltshire FHS.  Other local Societies may be confirmed nearer the time.  A full list of exhibitors currently signed up can be found on the WDYTYA webpage by clicking on “Exhibitors”.

John Cramer

Events Co-ordinator

Oxfordshire Family History Society

www.ofhs.org.uk

http://wdytya.seetickets.com/tour/who-do-you-think-you-are-live?OfferCode=EEB22

 

Nov 082016
 

vchThe winter newsletter of the Oxfordshire Victoria County History Trust has just been published. It features the publication of the latest volume (Benson, Ewelme and the Chilterns: Ewelme Hundred), XVIII, which was published in July.

There are details in the newsletter of a 25% off offer on the volume, and also on the Henley volume.

Oxfordshire Family History Society makes a significant donation annually to the Trust.

https://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/sites/default/files/page-attachments/vch_trust_newsletter_2016_draft_4a.pdf  (photo is from the newsletter)

Sep 252015
 

ThatsOxfordTVOn 23rd September, Alan Simpson chatted “on the sofa” to Alex and Craig from That’s Oxford TV about Oxfordshire FHS and our forthcoming fair at Woodstock.  Alan had even researched some of Craig’s ancestry for him, including giving him a printout of a superb PUNFIELD gravestone!

To watch Alan, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXLuMcOTT8o

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.)

 
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!

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers: