Sep 152013


The next meeting of the Oxfordshire Family History Society will take place on Monday 23 September 2013. It will be held at the usual venue at Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1AB. Doors open at 7.15pm for coffee, help with both genealogy and computers, and the bookstall.

The subject of the talk at 8.00pm is “Old and New Sources for your Family History”, which will be presented by Richard Heaton. The latter tells me that his presentation will cover a multitude of sources including trade and other directories, Poll Books, ESTC, the Bernau Index, militia and Army Lists, newspapers and court records. That selection certainly sounds interesting !

Our speaker Richard Heaton has been a family historian since his very early teens. He recalls his father taking him to Somerset House when it still held civil registration indexes, and he also visited Portugal Street to look at census returns. Another favourite research venue for Richard was Harrington Gardens, the former base of the Society of Genealogists. Richard is currently a member of the Seminar Sub-committee for the Guild of One Name Studies, and spends much of his time researching, collecting and digitalising British and Irish Newspapers.

All members, potential members and their guests are welcome.

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For a list of future OFHS meetings, please see :-


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