Jun 042019

On Monday, 24 June, after the AGM Sue Honoré will talk to Oxfordshire FHS on:

The Oxfordshire Surname Project

The Oxfordshire Surname Project was started two years ago and aims to record all significant surnames in Oxfordshire – over 1550 of them (including variants). The first 350 are underway with the aim of creating a book, web pages for each surname and longer term a massive database of all surnames recorded in name lists from across the county from 1200-1900 for OFHS members to access. Sue will update everyone on the projest’s progress and the links to DNA.

Sue Honoré is an independent research consultant specialising in different generations in the workplace. Wearing her family history hat, she is editor of the Oxfordshire Family History Society’s journal, a family history advisor and co-manages the Oxfordshire DNA project with Richard Merry in Australia. In 2017 she is working with a small team on a new project to research all the surnames in Oxfordshire. Apart from her normal academic qualifications for work, Sue has an Advanced Diploma in Local History from the University of Oxford.

We meet at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, with the AGM starting at 8:00pm. The talk will follow as soon as it finishes. Doors open at 7:15pm, when there will be advisors offering computer and genealogy help, and tea and coffee will be available. Non-members are very welcome, though we have a charge of £2 as an entrance fee for them to contribute towards the hire of the hall and the costs of speakers.

A summary of most talks will appear after an interval in the Members’ Only Area of the OFHS website. Summaries of previous talks are also available in the same place.

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