Jan 262018
 

On the 2 October last year I posted regarding a proposed mentoring scheme that the OFHS Executive feels would provide an additional benefit to new as well as existing members of the Society. To date I have only had three members putting their names forward to be included as Mentors. While there is a fairly wide range of expertise this is not considered to be enough people to provide this additional service to members.  If you feel that this scheme is something you could, from time to time, help with please contact me. My original post is reproduced below for information. I have also attached the draft details of the Mentoring Scheme.

Thank you.

John Cramer
Executive Member

OXFORDSHIRE FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY MENTORING SCHEME

Post of 2 October 2017
“The OFHS Executive has discussed introducing a mentoring scheme for members of the Society as an additional benefit to members. The purpose of the mentoring scheme would be to provide assistance to OFHS Members in either starting their research or providing advice as to how they might extend their research when they are unsure or have difficulties and cannot advance their research any further.

It is envisaged that there would be a pool of Mentors who would be assigned to help another member depending on the issue to be resolved and the expertise/knowledge they have. There would not be any expectation that the Mentor would carry out research but suggest potential research routes to the member asking for help.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor please contact me via email events@ofhs.org.uk and I will forward details of the proposed scheme. If you then wish to be included on the list of Mentors you would then need to provide me with details of the areas of research in which you feel you can help.

John Cramer
Executive Member”

Oct 022017
 

The OFHS Executive has discussed introducing a mentoring scheme for members of the Society as an additional benefit to members. The purpose of the mentoring scheme would be to provide assistance to OFHS Members in either starting their research or providing advice as to how they might extend their research when they are unsure or have difficulties and cannot advance their research any further.

It is envisaged that there would be a pool of Mentors who would be assigned to help another member depending on the issue to be resolved and the expertise/knowledge they have. There would not be any expectation that the Mentor would carry out research but suggest potential research routes to the member asking for help.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor please contact me via email events@ofhs.org.uk and I will forward details of the proposed scheme. If you then wish to be included on the list of Mentors you would then need to provide me with details of the areas of research in which you feel you can help.

John Cramer
Executive Member

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!

 

Feb 152015
 

Following the earlier post about Linda, our Treasurer, a few words about her.

Linda served as our Treasurer for nearly 25 years, competently & quietly efficiently. For a few years before that, she was Programme Secretary.  Current and previous committee members were all fond of Linda, and held her in respect. Howard Fuller, a former committee member, has said words we all echo – “Linda will be greatly missed. She was such a nice person and a very effective Treasurer.”

So true!

We understand that Linda’s funeral is to be held in early March, but that only family will be invited.

Our condolences go to her family and to her partner, Mario.

Wendy (Chairman, OFHS)

Nov 122014
 

Oxfordshire-Family-Historian-August-2014-coverOxfordshire-Family-Historian-April-2013-p1-200This is the time of year where you can join Oxfordshire Family History Society (it’s only £9 a year inland (£12 a year overseas) and your membership will carry forward to the end of 2015.

You’ll be supporting genealogy in Oxfordshire, and receive three journals (we won a award for our journal earlier this year!)

You can browse our taster journals at http://news.ofhs.org.uk/category/journal/ and join OFHS at http://www.ofhs.org.uk/join.html

It’s thanks to our members we’ve published parish register transcript and monumental inscription CDs, developed the OXSIL site (Oxfordshire Surname List at www.oxsil.org.uk – look for surname matches and add your own!), and a wills library (see on the left at www.ofhs.org.uk), attended fairs and held our own Family History Fair, and more!

 

Nov 132013
 

The Society is very sorry to hear of the recent death of one of our early members, Richard Moore FSG.

Richard was a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists, a Vice-President of the Guild of One-Name Studies, and a Vice-President of Wiltshire Family History Society.

Richard is pictured here at our recent Open Day in October (thanks to Malcolm Austen).  He had brought his advice table to many of our Open Days.  He will be sadly missed.

RichardMooreatOFHSOpenDay2

Oct 132013
 

We were delighted that Colin Chapman, Chairman of the Fellows of the Society of Genealogists, attended our Open Day and presented Hugh Kearsey with a Certificate of Recognition.  Full details of the award are at http://news.ofhs.org.uk/?p=534  Thanks to Malcolm Austen for the photography.

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