Nov 022018
 

Members may be aware that there has been an ongoing audio project talking to some interesting people from this area. In the most recent episode, Elizabeth Mills of OFHS was interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford’s Lilley Mitchell show on Monday 29th October. She described an incredible story of her Jamaican ancestry and unknown cousins. You can hear the recording on iPlayer (from about 2:07pm on the show’s timer) at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06nwzc2

Well worth a listen, especially if you have an interest in that part of the world.

OFHS members have the added bonus of being able to access this and all the recordings of our previous BBC interviews from the OFHS Members-Only Area – http://moa.ofhs.org.uk
– direct link http://moa.ofhs.org.uk/tiki-index.php?page=Radio+Oxford

Sep 192017
 

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

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 242017
 

In today’s Oxford Mail, news that Colin Harris, one of our Vice-Presidents, has been awarded an Honorary Master of Arts degree by Oxford University, in recognition of his 50 years of “continuous and exemplary service to the Bodleian.”

The university said: “The outstanding feature of his career has been his truly dedicated service to all types of library reader – from senior academics to masters’ students, professional writers to amateur historians – whom he has advised with expertise and unfailing patience.”

Currently, Colin is Superintendent of the Special Collections Reading Rooms.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15425128.An_honour_richly_deserved__Bodleian_Library_Superintendent_rewarded_with_degree_for_half_a_century_of_service/

Congratulations, Colin, from Oxfordshire FHS!

 

Apr 052017
 

Sue Honoré, Oxfordshire FHS’s journal editor, chatted to Nick Piercey on Radio Oxford this afternoon, and the programme is up on iPlayer.

You can listen to it by going to
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xmrzw

and then click on the play button on Nick’s shoulder, and then the Who Do You Think You Are? tab immediately under Nick’s chin!

We look forward to talking to many visitors interested in their Oxfordshire roots at the show in the next three days. Some of the team have been up there this afternoon setting up our stand – plenty of books and CDs are ready for visitors!

The show website is at

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/

Apr 052017
 
In the early afternoon of today, 5 April, Sue Honoré, Oxfordshire FHS’s journal editor, will talk on BBC Radio Oxford.
She will mainly be talking about the Who Do You Think You Are? Live Family History Show to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week at the NEC, in Birmingham, which Oxfordshire FHS will be attending.
Sue’ll be on Nick Piercey’s show, and she’s scheduled to be on at 13:40.
Details of Radio Oxford are at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiooxford
Mar 102017
 

If you missed the opportunity to buy tickets at the early bird price a discounted rate on two tickets is still available.  Two tickets can be purchased for £28 rather than £36.  Visit the WDYTYA website below and enter code EL28.

Oxfordshire FHS will be attending as are Berkshire FHS, Northants FHS and Wiltshire FHS.  A full list of exhibitors currently signed up can be found on the WDYTYA webpage by clicking on “Exhibitors”.

http://www.whodoyouthinkyouarelive.com/

John Cramer

Oxfordshire Family History Society

Events Co-ordinator

 

Nov 112016
 

WDYTYA? Live 2017 will again be held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 6-8 April next year.

Early bird tickets are available from 10 to 22 November, inclusive.  To purchase two tickets for £22, a discount of 40%, follow the link below.  Oxfordshire FHS will be attending as are Berkshire FHS, Northants FHS and Wiltshire FHS.  Other local Societies may be confirmed nearer the time.  A full list of exhibitors currently signed up can be found on the WDYTYA webpage by clicking on “Exhibitors”.

John Cramer

Events Co-ordinator

Oxfordshire Family History Society

www.ofhs.org.uk

http://wdytya.seetickets.com/tour/who-do-you-think-you-are-live?OfferCode=EEB22

 

Nov 082016
 

vchThe winter newsletter of the Oxfordshire Victoria County History Trust has just been published. It features the publication of the latest volume (Benson, Ewelme and the Chilterns: Ewelme Hundred), XVIII, which was published in July.

There are details in the newsletter of a 25% off offer on the volume, and also on the Henley volume.

Oxfordshire Family History Society makes a significant donation annually to the Trust.

https://www.victoriacountyhistory.ac.uk/sites/default/files/page-attachments/vch_trust_newsletter_2016_draft_4a.pdf  (photo is from the newsletter)

Sep 252015
 

ThatsOxfordTVOn 23rd September, Alan Simpson chatted “on the sofa” to Alex and Craig from That’s Oxford TV about Oxfordshire FHS and our forthcoming fair at Woodstock.  Alan had even researched some of Craig’s ancestry for him, including giving him a printout of a superb PUNFIELD gravestone!

To watch Alan, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXLuMcOTT8o

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