Our Fair has a reputation for being a friendly and interesting event!
For more details, including stallholders who are booked so far, see www.ofhs.org.uk/fair
Time to put the date in your diary !
Only a couple of weeks to go before the Oxfordshire FHS Fair on 3rd October at The Marlborough School, Woodstock (for details see www.ofhs.org.uk/fair.html). A couple of updates:
Do you have Oxfordshire ancestors? Or want to find out more about DNA in your research? Find out about DNA testing and collect a discounted kit.
We have 10 kits to sell to those who have good Oxfordshire ancestry going back into the 19th century and earlier. We’ll also tell you all about DNA testing and what it can do for you, no matter what your heritage. You can see the surnames and places already being explored though DNA in Oxfordshire. Come and have a chat at the DNA stand at the Oxfordshire FHS Fair.
Also we will have our Wills co-ordinator with us again this year so bring along any of your wills which we will be able to help you decipher.
Look forward to seeing you.
OFHS Fair Organiser.
On 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
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.
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.)
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!!
We had an excellent day on October 4, at our Fair at the Marlborough School in Woodstock. Here’s a selection of photos capturing the event, with thanks to Sue Honore and Malcolm Austen
Our Family History Fair is a couple of weeks away now! Details of Oxfordshire research help & resources, along with the many other exhibitors, are at www.ofhs.org.uk/OpenDay.html . We’re looking forward to seeing many members, and lots of new faces too!
The Society is very sorry to hear of the recent death of one of our early members, Richard Moore FSG.
Richard was a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists, a Vice-President of the Guild of One-Name Studies, and a Vice-President of Wiltshire Family History Society.
Richard is pictured here at our recent Open Day in October (thanks to Malcolm Austen). He had brought his advice table to many of our Open Days. He will be sadly missed.
Our day is featured in the Oxford Mail :-
We were delighted that Colin Chapman, Chairman of the Fellows of the Society of Genealogists, attended our Open Day and presented Hugh Kearsey with a Certificate of Recognition. Full details of the award are at http://news.ofhs.org.uk/?p=534 Thanks to Malcolm Austen for the photography.