Oxfordshire Family History Society

Family History Fair – Woodstock

Saturday 7 October 2017

Our 2017 Family History Fair will again be held at The Marlborough School just outside Woodstock, on Saturday 7 October.

The event is free to all visitors and runs from 10am to 4pm.

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This venue has a generous flat exhibition area and ample car parking. The accessibility has been appreciated, and remarked upon, by both exhibitors and visitors alike.

The Marlborough School web site

How to get to the Marlborough Enterprise Centre

See our new page of directions

The Family History Fair will feature other Family History Societies, publishers, dealers in second hand books and postcards, and organisations with specific interest areas. The stands will be spread across both the Marlborough Enterprise Centre (MEC) Hall and the adjoining Sports Hall.

Our own Society’s range of transcripts and search services will be available for consultation with experienced advisors to help you if you are new to research or have a “brick-wall” you would like us to help solve.

A range of delicious hot and cold food, cakes and teas/coffees etc, will again be provided by Wendy of Good Food Catering which received many compliments at previous fairs!

Free on-site parking and free admission to the Fair, don’t miss it!

The following organisations will be attending our 2017 Fair:

Oxfordshire Family History Society offering:

Advice and guidance — Transcripts and indexes for sale on CD

Memorial Inscriptions for sale on CDBooks

Searches using our extensive indexes — Practical DNA help

Oxfordshire Surname Interests ListWills Library

Family History Societies:

Berkshire FHS — Buckinghamshire FHSNorthamptonshire FHS — Nuneaton and North Warwickshire — Romany and Traveller FHS — Suffolk FHSWest Surrey FHSWiltshire FHS

We will be supported by:

Oxfordshire History Centre and the Health Archives

Chipping Norton Museum — Oxford Historic Towns Atlas

Specialist suppliers include:

Bookzone — CAB SearchThe Eureka PartnershipThe Family History Partnership — G R Postcards

M & P Barnes — Maxbal GenealogyNewtown Design Service

Nostalgia Online — R A Longley PublicationsThis Way BooksTowpath Press — Joshua Horgan Print and Design

Specialist Services from:

The Angus Library and Archive, Regent’s Park CollegeFamily and Community Historical Research Society

Families In British India SocietyGuild of One Name StudiesLiving Military History  — Unknown Soldier — Egyptian Expeditionary Force in the First World War

Victoria County History — Radley History Club

Minster Lovell Experience Projects — Society of Genealogists, Census Detectives — “Wyvern” Railway Ancestry Research Advice

PAST LIVES Genealogy & Social History Consultancy Services

Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives(AGRA) 

Surrey History Centre 

Bucks Genealogical Society

Car Parking


There are several car parking areas at the school, which are used will depend on the weather conditions on the day.
The car park stewards will point you in the right direction.

There is disabled parking immediately outside the MEC.


It will be possible to get close to the hall early in the day for unloading, and at the end of the day for loading up again.
The spaces close to the MEC will be needed for disabled access during the day.
Please move your vehicles either to the main car park or to one of the spaces on the ‘entrance loop’ if you need access to stock during the day.
If in doubt, speak to one of the car park stewards.

Contacting the Organiser

Angie Trueman
Fair Organiser

Email: fair@ofhs.org.uk


For the “bigger picture” of Family History events around the UK (and some beyond) look at the GENUKI diary page GENEVA.


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