May 062019

The second new family history event takes place on the 7 & 8 June at the NEC, Birmingham. A wide range of Family History Societies will be attending as well as a number of other organisations. Both days there will be a range of lectures covering a variety of topics.  Full details can be found at

OFHS will be attending what promises to be an exciting event. We will have our CD’s of Parish Records and Monumental Inscriptions on sale together with the full range of Black Sheep Books. We will also be providing a search service to help find that elusive ancestor. We look forward to seeing you.


Mar 112019

A new family history event takes place on the 26 to 27 April at Alexandra Place, London.  The event provides an extensive range of lectures, full details of which can be found via this link

OFHS will be attending what promises to be an exciting event.  We will have our CD’s of Parish Records and Monumental Inscriptions on sale together with the full range of Black Sheep Books.  We will also be providing a search service to help find that elusive ancestor.  We look forward to seeing you.

Feb 012019

OFHS is now able to take payment via PayPal. This secure system is very useful for many purposes: including joining OFHS or renewing your subscription or purchasing the latest three Memorial Inscriptions CDs (for Sandford, Littlemore, and Wroxton). Many people use PayPal to pay for a wide variety of services elsewhere and can now make these payments easily to Oxfordshire Family History Society.

Sep 192017

The above event will be held at Sandown Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, between 10am and 4.30pm. Find out more at

Oxfordshire FHS will be attending the above show providing you with the opportunity to purchase CD’s of our parish records and Monumental Inscriptions. We will also have a range of books on sale at a discounted price. Members of the Society will be able to carry out searches to try and help with tracing those elusive members of your family tree. We look forward to seeing you there at this new event.

John Cramer
Oxfordshire FHS
Events Co-ordinator

Jul 312017

John Cramer and Angie Trueman, along with Mick Dumbleton, Alex McGahey and Malcolm Austen, manned our stand at the Bucks FHS Open Day at Aylesbury at the weekend.  There was considerable interest in our CDs – both PR transcripts and photographic MI CDs – and our range of books.

For those who could not be there, our CDs and books are available by post – browse the links to CDs and books on the left at

Sep 232015

Alan Simpson, from Oxfordshire FHS, has been invited by That’s Oxford TV to “sit on the sofa” at 5pm tonight, Wednesday 23rd September, to talk about Oxfordshire FHS, and, in particular, our forthcoming Fair in Woodstock on October 3rd.

Oxfordshire Family History Society's photo.

I understand That’s Oxford TV covers Oxfordshire & Aylesbury, and is to be found in those areas on Freeview Channel 8.

Alan has been very active in Oxfordshire FHS for a number of years. He’s to be found in various churchyards of Oxfordshire in the summer leading teams transcribing and photographing the gravestones. As a result of these projects, Oxfordshire FHS has about 40 CDs of different parishes’ Monumental Inscriptions available for purchase. (Alan’s the one “up close” to the gravestone in the picture!)

Many Oxfordshire researchers will have been helped by Alan, since he runs the OFHS Search Services, and will carry out searches in the Society’s databases including those of baptisms, marriages and burials.
If Alan’s helped you in the past, now’s your chance to see him on the sofa!

(Sorry to those further afield – though there’s a possibility the
broadcast will be posted on their YouTube channel later.)

Apr 252015

haiThe latest release in the Oxfordshire Family History Society series of illustrated monumental inscription CDs is for the church of St John the Evangelist at Hailey, now one of four churches within the parish of Witney.

It contains photographs & transcriptions, for all the stones in the graveyard surrounding the present church and also those in the graveyard surrounding the original chapel, opened in 1761.

Monument of Daniel Godfrey died 1761The chapel was demolished after the present church was consecrated in 1869 but its graveyard remains with many of the stones still readable, including the one shown here which commemorates Daniel Godfrey, who was buried on 18th September 1761 and who may well have been the first person to be buried in the chapel graveyard.

The CD costs £6.00 including postage and is available through the OFHS shopping cart, or by cheque – details at , along with many similar CDs for other parishes.

A similar CD for St Mary’s church at Witney was published several years ago and many of the team members who recorded the monuments at Hailey are now busily recording at another of the Witney parish churches, Holy Trinity, at Woodgreen, Witney. Watch this space!

Apr 252015

cem-occThis new CD from Oxfordshire Family History Society provides access to the transcribed grave registers of the four Oxford City Cemeteries. These are:

  • BOTLEY 1894-2007
  • HEADINGTON 1899-2008
  • ROSE HILL 1894-2010
  • WOLVERCOTE 1894-2009

The entries may be viewed sorted by date or by grave location and there is a combined Name Index covering all four cemeteries. Outline plans of the cemetery enable you to determine the approximate location of any given grave within the cemetery.

The CD costs £17.5 and the order code is OXF-CEM-OCC. It may be purchased on-line from our CD order page at:

If your browser is able to play flash video you can even watch my brief “talk through” of the CD at

Jan 022015

mlc_coverOxfordshire FHS has photographed and transcribed all the monumental inscriptions in the parish of Milcombe, and published them on CD. 

Whilst the majority of the MIs are gravestones, this picture is of a window in the church to Mary Campbell who died in 1833, the earliest memorial. The resultant CD has about 300 names, indexed, and 243 memorials. MilcombeWindowsmall

The CD, as all the others in the Oxfordshire MI series, is priced at an affordable £6 including postage, and is available through our shopping cart – go to CDs on the left at

Nov 142014

Standlake Monumental Inscriptions photographic CD has just been published by Oxfordshire FHS. Almost 1,000 names for just £6!! The team even managed to transcribe stones like this – 300 years old, apparently with no writing on it!

Standlake MIs057 lyeth the body of
William HARRIS who
died September ye 30[th]
Here lyeth the body of
Dorcas the wife of
William HARRIS who died
March ye 20th 1729
aged 67 years

Purchase details at



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