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Jun 022020
 

Although lockdown is starting to ease, it is clear that we will not be restarting meetings in the Exeter Hall for some months. Similarly, we have no news as to when we might be able to restart our helpdesk sessions in Libraries and the Oxfordshire History Centre.

On the positive side, yesterday evening (Mon 1 June) we held our first online meeting with 100 members present (one member even joined us at 4am in her local time!)

More online meetings will be planned, but I’m afraid the popularity of last night’s meeting suggests we will not be opening those up to non-members! You may feel that our membership fee is a bargain for being able to attend meetings with so many other members present.

See – https://www.ofhs.org.uk/introduction.html
and – https://www.ofhs.org.uk/join.html

Our Helpline – help@ofhs.org.uk or 01865 358151 – remains available.

Apr 032020
 

This is a double post, nothing to with Coronavirus, just a matter of a laptop having failed in late November.

The December and April journals have gone out to members and are available as PDF files in our Members-Only Area.

If you are thinking of joining our Society, you might like to read the December 2019 (right) taster edition (which includes details of the cover images) and the April 2020 (left) taster edition (which also includes details of the cover images)

You can receive your own copy three times per year by joining the Society.

Mar 152020
 

In view of the developing situation, we have cancelled our March and April meetings, they are being rescheduled for 2021. We will decide whether or not to go ahead with the May meeting in due course.

As they are now closed, our helpdesk sessions in libraries and at the Oxfordshire History Centre have been suspended.

Our Helpline – help@ofhs.org.uk or 01865 358151 – remains available.

Sep 102019
 

25% Discount on new VCH Wychwood volume

The latest VCH Oxfordshire volume (XIX: Wychwood Forest and Environs) can be ordered at 25% discount (£71.25) until 31 December. To obtain a discount, download an order form, or order online from Boydell & Brewer, entering discount code BB768 at the checkout.

Places covered: Ascott-under-Wychwood; Bruern; Cornbury Park; Fifield; Idbury; Leafield; Lyneham; Milton-under-Wychwood; Ramsden; Shipton-under-Wychwood (with Langley); Wychwood Forest.

Read more about the Victoria County History of Oxfordshire:
https://www.history.ac.uk/research/victoria-county-history/county-histories-progress/oxfordshire

Nov 092018
 

In case you have not noticed, this Armistice-100 weekend has brought  free military record offers from Ancestry/Fold3, FindMyPast and MyHeritage.

https://www.ancestry.co.uk
https://www.findmypast.co.uk
https://www.myheritage.com/research/category-3000/military

If you think it all finished at 11am on 11-11-1918, have a read of this blog post:
The war that did not end at 11am on 11 November

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