Wendy Archer

Dec 072019
 

This recently published CD of Monumental Inscriptions in Great Milton covers 708 separate monuments recorded by the project team. Pictured above is the CD case insert, plus a photograph of the oldest stone found, photographed and transcribed, that of
Thomas GREENEINGE, died 3 August 1639

The CD contains photographs of all the monuments, and transcriptions thereof, plus a name index and a clickable plan of the churchyard.

The CD, OXF-MI-GMI, is available, at £6 including postage, from the Society through our shopping cart at
https://www.ofhs.org.uk/CDsales.html#mis

Dec 012019
 
Cover of CD case for Bampton MI CD, showing the church.
Bampton MI CD cover

This recently published CD of Monumental Inscriptions in Bampton covers those both in St Mary’s Church and in the adjacent Parish Cemetery, which together amount to 1,333 separate monuments and make this one of the biggest churchyards we have tackled.

The CD contains photographs of all the monuments, and transcriptions thereof, plus a name index and a clickable plan of the churchyard.

The CD is available, at £6 including postage, from the Society through our shopping cart at
https://www.ofhs.org.uk/CDsales.html#mis

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

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