Wendy Archer

Oct 142019
 
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Oxfordshire FHS now has an advisor at Woodstock library (in the museum) offering help in the afternoons of the first and third Wednesdays of each month. He is happy to help with research both in and beyond Oxfordshire.

Sessions with the advisor need to be booked, which can be done in the library itself, or by phone (01993 814124). The sessions are available from noon to 4pm.

The Society also runs helpdesks at several other libraries – see
https://www.ofhs.org.uk/#meetus

Jul 292019
 

The Oxfordshire FHS team had a good day at the Bucks FHS fair, as their smiles show! Our CDs, both those of transcribed parish registers and those of photographs of individual parishes’ MIs, were hot sellers. We were able to provide help to visitors from our databases, and had the Black Sheep range of books on offer.

The next fair we’re scheduled to attend is our own Oxfordshire Family History Fair, at Woodstock, on October 5th.
See https://news.ofhs.org.uk/fair/ for where to find us, and attending societies and organisations.

Jul 292019
 

On Monday, 5 August 2019, the subject of the Oxfordshire Family History Society (OFHS) computer group meeting will be Fixing Fotos For Free with GIMP, given by Alan Simpson and Kevin Poile. The meeting will be held at the Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, at 7:30pm (you’re welcome from 7:15pm).

Photo being coloured using GIMP

GIMP is a completely free graphics program that can do just about everything you could possibly want. Its only snag is that at first sight its interface looks intimidating! Alan and Kevin will attempt to take away the terror and encourage you to discover its joys. 

Alan Simpson and Kevin Poile are stalwarts of OFHS, both wearing many hats and highly competent in all things technical to do with family history.

Non-members of OFHS are very welcome to come to the meeting!

For those members who can’t attend, we hope to put a summary of the talk in the Members-Only Area in due course.  https://moa.ofhs.org.uk/

May 252019
 

On Monday, 3 June 2019, the Oxfordshire Family History Society (OFHS) computer group panel will host a meeting for members and visitors on An Exploration of FamilySearch.org, at the Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, at 7:30pm (you’re welcome from 7:15pm).

Remember the IGI, on microfiche? Remember the 1881 census, on CDs?

The LDS Church has been involved in genealogy for a long time and in this presentation we will look at their current (and free!) offerings on “FamilySearch.com” – the data available, the reference material, and the Research Wiki.  We will also show you the very new self-training materials for the worldwide Family Tree.

Non-members of OFHS are very welcome to come to the meeting!

For those members who can’t attend, we hope to put a summary of the talk in the Members Own Area in due course.  https://moa.ofhs.org.uk/

Apr 142019
 

Very excited to see our latest journal featured by Oxfordshire History Centre @OxHist on Twitter under the #Archive30 #friendship hashtags

Do follow Oxfordshire Family History Society’s twitter feed at @OXFFamHistory

Mar 252019
 

On Monday, 1 April 2019, Malcolm Austen will talk to Oxfordshire Family History Society (OFHS) and visitors on Apps for Family Historians, at the Exeter Hall, Kidlington, OX5 1AB, at 7:30pm (you’re welcome from 7:15pm).

Malcolm says that his talk is about ancillary Apps that Family Historians will (may) find useful during research trips. There will be a bias towards Apps that can be run on (and synchronized between) smart phones and desktops or laptops.

Non-members of OFHS are very welcome to come to the meeting!

For those who can’t attend, we hope to have a summary of the talk put in the Members Own Area in due course.  https://moa.ofhs.org.uk/

 

Feb 172019
 

Oxfordshire FHS is pleased to announce a new library helpdesk – at Woodstock library, now housed in the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.

Phil Isherwood will be available to help enquirers with their family history on alternate Wednesdays, 12noon – 4pm, starting on 20 February. Whilst having access to a variety of Oxfordshire records, Phil, like all our advisors, is also happy to tackle questions about other areas, and also military matters.

Help sessions at Woodstock library can be booked by phoning the library on 01993 814124.

See https://www.ofhs.org.uk/#meetus for other helpdesks across the county.

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