Apr 252017
 

The Oxfordshire Museum thinks that people might be interested to know that this summer the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock will be opening its doors until 8pm on the first Thursday of each month from May to September.

If you haven’t visited the Museum recently, it’s an opportunity to see it and its extensive gardens in a new light and to enjoy some summer specials including free gallery talks and live music. The Museum’s garden café will remain open into the evening providing light refreshments as the perfect complement to your visit.

Admission to the Museum is free and a programme of talks/lecture is also available to pre-booked groups.

For more information please call the Museum on 01993 814106

The Museum looks forward to welcoming you.

Oct 122016
 

OFHS will be attending the above event.  The Society will have a display of books, some discounted in celebration of our 40th anniversary, together with our parish CD’s and a range of Monumental Inscription CD’s.  Help will be on hand to help trace those Oxfordshire ancestors who have so far eluded you.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Aug 032016
 

FamilyTreeDNA have a summer sale starting 3rd August 2016, mainly focusing on bundled products (more than one test at once) but also a remarkable reduction in the autosomal (FamilyFinder) test, which is useful for finding cousins on both sides of the family back 5-6 generations and is suitable for males and females. Sales prices are:

Product Retail Pricing Sale Price Group Price
Family Finder $99 $69 $69
Y37 + Family Finder $268 $228 $218
Y67 + Family Finder $367 $327 $317
Comprehensive Genome (FF+Y67+FMS) $566 $499 $489
FMS + Family Finder $298 $258 $258

If you are a member of the Oxfordshire DNA project you get the ‘Group’ price. If you have Oxfordshire ancestry back into the C19th, have not yet been tested and have queries, please contact dna@ofhs.org.uk.

Jun 132016
 

This years Wiltshire FHS Open Day will be held at Steam, Museum of the Great Western Railway, in Swindon.  Oxfordshire FHS will be attending providing you with the opportunity to purchase CD’s of our parish records and Monumental Inscriptions.  We will also have a range of books for sale.  Members of the Society will be able to carry out searches to try and help trace those elusive members of your family tree.  We look forward to seeing you there.201605WFHSatSTEAM

May 202016
 
Oxfordshire in 50 Objects
This is a new Exhibition in the The Oxfordshire Museum, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN
It starts on 28 May and ends on 11 September
Fifty fascinating objects, each telling a unique story, and brought together to celebrate Oxfordshire Museums Service’ half century. Chosen by community groups and members of the Service past and present, this exhibition showcases Oxfordshire’s rich heritage through the memories, experiences and interests of people from across the county.
‘Oxfordshire in 50 Objects’ features some fantastic items: look out for fabulous Anglo-Saxon jewellery, a clock gun, there is even part of a human spine with an arrow embedded in it! Explore the galleries through film, hands on activities for adults and children alike – truly something for the whole family!
The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock is also having a party to mark the opening of the exhibition and celebrate its birthday! Thursday 9th June, 6-9pm
Live music for the Oxfordshire Jazz Collective, delicious food from Crepesomania, Bar provided by The Oxford Bar Company, displays of Oxfordshire over the past 50 years with the Oxfordshire History Centre and nostalgic memories with old Mini’s for the Abingdon owners Club. Free admission.
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