Aug 042014
 

As we follow the centenary of The Great War through from 2014 though to 2018/19 we hope to build an online resource for the War Memorials of Oxfordshire.

To mark the start of the centenary, we have a list from our War Memorials Coordinator of all the memorials he is aware of across the county. Please let us know of any we have missed of web sites giving details of any of these Memorials.

Please do visit the list of War Memorials

Dec 052013
 

Help me find some cousins for DNA testing!

Are you a female looking for a male cousin who could share costs on a yDNA test? Do you have Oxfordshire ancestry but can’t find many DNA matches and want to appeal for more Oxfordshire cousins to come forward?

OXSIL (the Oxfordshire Surname Interest List) in conjunction with Oxfordshire Family History Society has launched a new DNA section where those with Oxfordshire ancestry can appeal for others to help them get a DNA test. Go to  http://www.oxsil.org.uk/ and select the DNA tab or the news story on DNA at the top of the home page.

Once you have found a match, do join the Oxfordshire DNA project at www.familytreedna.com/public/oxfordshire so everyone can benefit from your ‘matchmaking’. You get a discount on your order if you order it through the project.

Of course, you can also use OXSIL for its original purpose too, which is registering your surname interest if you are seeking other researchers of Oxfordshire families in a given town/city/village.

Sep 172013
 

 

Dave Beames, OFHS Wills Co-ordinator, writes :-

A further 52 wills etc have been added to the library, which may be found at :-

http://wills.oxfordshirefhs.org.uk/index.html

Testator surnames are :-

ADDERTON

ASHBY

BATES

BEW

BUGIN

CARTER

CASTLE

CHAMBERLAIN

CHURCH

COULLING

COUNCER

DOE

FLETCHER

FREEMAN

GEARY

GREGORY

HANKS

HARRIS

HARVEY

HAWKINS

HOARE

HOFFMAN

HORNE

HOWSE

HUTCHINS

LUCKETT

MORREY

OSBORNE

PINFOLD

SANDELANDS

SAUNDERS

VOWLES

WYATT

Aug 102013
 

Hi all

64 new wills (and a couple of updates) have just been issued.
The wills library is at:
http://wills.oxfordshirefhs.org.uk/index.html

Dave Beames
Coordinator

New Testator surnames include

ARIS
BECKINGHAM
BEESLEY
BOLTON
BOWYER
BURTON
BUTLER
COLING
COOPER
DUMBLETON
EATON
EGLINGTON
FARDON
FRETHERNE
GABBIT
GARNET
GLOVER
GOMM
GRANTHAM
GREGORY
GRIMMETT
HANKS
HARDING
HARVEY
JEFFCOAT
KINCH
MINN
ORPWOOD
PAGET
PERROTT
PINNELL
SAUNDERS
SAWYER
SILVERSIDE
SOUTH
STICH
STURCH
TANNER
TAYLOR
TOWNSEND
WELLER
WILD
WILDER
WYATT

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