Nov 052014

GREENWAY plaqueA member, David Gynes, says ‘Saw the M.I. below in Canterbury Cathedral and wondered if anyone in OFHS has an interest in the Greenway family. I guess if you do then you probably already know about this plaque, but worth a shot.’

Our strays co-ordinator, Jennifer Tombs,, is always keen to receive news of Oxfordshire strays (other than census entries).  Conversely, she will search her database for a requested surname.

Sep 042014

If you came to Christopher Fance’s talk “Searching Beyond These Shores” on 4th August, or indeed if you were unable to make it to the actual meeting, you may be interested to know that there is now a list of the web sites Christopher discussed, on the OFHS web site at:

This includes a very comprehensive list of Australian and New Zealand sites that we hardly had time to touch on at the meeting. Definitely worth a visit if you are researching ancestors “down-under”.

Sep 012014

FamilyTreeDNA is offering a sale on Y-DNA tests (only available to males) until 3rd September. Full details are below. We recommend you buy the most expensive test you can afford, but Y-37 is perfectly adequate for a first test.

Do participate if you can and join the Oxfordshire DNA project if your family with that surname has a long history of living in Oxfordshire. The Oxfordshire project can be found at


Y-DNA sale

As the season draws to a close, join us for one last celebration with our End of Summer Y-DNA Sale! Order a Y-DNA Test and join the world’s largest Y-DNA database. All Y-DNA tests and upgrades have been marked down for significant savings!Time is limited. Order now because the sale ends on 3rd September 2014.

As an added bonus, Big Y is also on sale for $495*. Big Y is the most comprehensive Y chromosome discovery test on the market. With Big Y, 340,000 years of Y-DNA ancestry is just a test away!



Y-37   Was  $169  Now  $129 (about £90)

Y-67   Was  $268  Now $199

Y-111  Was $367  Now  $279

Big Y   Was  $595  Now $495  (about £330)



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