An interesting collection of photographs from BBC Online: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-24826739
The Daily Telegraph describes a unique archive of Great War photographs :-
Chris Paton describes a new resource for those with ancestors who worked for the P&O line or its predecessors :- http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/p-timeline-launched-online.html
The next meeting of the Oxfordshire Family History Society will take place on Monday 25 November 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 My Ancestor left a Will – well he should have done!. This will be presented by John Hanson.
All members, potential members and their guests are welcome.
For directions as to how to get to the Exeter Hall, please see http://www.ofhs.org.uk/ExeterHall.html
For a list of future OFHS meetings, please see http://www.ofhs.org.uk/meetings.html
On Monday 24 January 2011, Dave Annal spoke to an Exeter Hall meeting on the subject: Death and taxes: an introduction to the Death Duty records.
I have recently noted that it is possible to download a podcast of Dave speaking on this topic from TNA website at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/podcasts.htm
The talk goes under a slighly different title thereon: Death and taxes: understanding the death duty registers
TNA then go on to say:
“For over 100 years, from 1796 to 1903, the Inland Revenue maintained a series of registers recording the payments of death duties. These registers are now held by The National Archives and represent one of family history’s best kept secrets. This talk looks at the surviving records in detail and explains how they can be used to uncover some fascinating facts about the lives and times of our 19th century ancestors”.
Those who could not attend our meeting on which Dave spoke on this topic, or who simply want a refresher, might want to download this free resource.
This might be relevant to those with London ancestry :-
Chris Paton updates us on developments involving the British Newspaper Archive site :-
At 8.10am tomorrow (Sunday) morning, the BBC Radio 4 programme “Sunday Worship” is sub-titled “A Vision of Heaven”, and will see CS Lewis’s biographer Alister McGrath marking the 50th anniversary of the author’s death.
The programme will be broadcast from Headington Quarry Church.
More from the blog of Chris Paton about Bletchley Park :-
BBC Oxford looks at a well-known cinema :-