This is a special 40th birthday meeting, to be held in the large hall at Exeter Hall, to celebrate the launch of the scans of the Oxfordshire parish registers on the web on Ancestry. Do come!
Alan Simpson is going to start the evening by looking back at the history of parish registers. He aims to cover significant events that have happened affecting parish registers from 1538 to the present day, with lots of illustrations from our scans.
We’ll have a break for refreshments, including celebratory OFHS cupcakes, before Nick Archer talks about the actual scanning process, the Society’s reasons for carrying out and investing in the project, and Ancestry’s involvement.
This image from the collection is of the burial of William Morris at Kelmscott (click to enlarge.)
We meet at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, with Alan’s talk starting at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7:15pm, when there will be a warm welcome for all.
More details of our meetings can be found at www.ofhs.org.uk