Oxfordshire Family History Society

Family History Fair – Woodstock

Saturday 5 October 2019

Our 2019 Family History Fair will again be held at The Marlborough School just outside Woodstock, on Saturday 5 October.

The event is free to all visitors and runs from 10am to 4pm.

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This venue has a generous flat exhibition area and ample car parking. The accessibility has been appreciated, and remarked upon, by both exhibitors and visitors alike.

The Marlborough School web site

How to get to the Marlborough Enterprise Centre

See our new page of directions

The Family History Fair will feature other Family History Societies, publishers, dealers in second hand books and postcards, and organisations with specific interest areas. The stands will be spread across both the Marlborough Enterprise Centre (MEC) Hall and the adjoining Sports Hall.

Our own Society’s range of transcripts and search services will be available for consultation with experienced advisors to help you if you are new to research or have a “brick-wall” you would like us to help solve.

A range of delicious hot and cold food, cakes and teas/coffees etc, will again be provided by Wendy of Good Food Catering which received many compliments at previous fairs!

Free on-site parking and free admission to the Fair, don’t miss it!

The following organisations have booked to attend our 2019 Fair:

Oxfordshire Family History Society offering:

Advice and guidance — Transcripts and indexes for sale on CD

Memorial Inscriptions for sale on CDBooks

Searches using our extensive indexes — Practical DNA help

Wills Library

Supported by: Oxfordshire History Centre

Family History Societies:

Bedfordshire FHSBedfordshire FHS

Berkshire Family History SocietyBerkshire FHS

Buckinghamshire Family History SocietyBuckinghamshire FHS

Essex Society for Family HistoryEssex Society for Family History

Family and Community Historical Research SocietyFACHRS – Family & Community Historical Research Society

FFHS - Federation of Family History SocietiesFamily History Federation

Guild of One-Name StudiesGuild of One-Name Studies

Hampshire Family History SocietyHampshire Genealogical Society

Northamptonshire Family History Society Northamptonshire FHS

Nuneaton & North Warwickshire Family History Society Nuneaton and North Warks FHS

Romany & Traveller Family History SocietyRomany & Traveller FHS

Suffolk Family History Society Suffolk FHS

Sussex Family History GroupSussex FHG

Wiltshire Family History SocietyWiltshire FHS

Local History Societies and Organisations:

Chipping Norton Museum & Local History Society

Radley History ClubRadley History Club

Victoria County History, OxfordshireVictoria County History

Wheatley Village ArchiveWheatley Village Archive

Specialist suppliers:

A. M. Punshon Photos and postcards of churches, war memorials and interesting old buildings: nostalgic greetings cards and postcards. (No website)

Bookzone Bracknell Bookzone Bracknell

The Crafty GenealogistThe Crafty Genealogist

The Eureka PartnershipThe EurekA Partnership

The Family History Partnership – FFHS

G R Postcards  Historic Original Postcards. (No website)

M & P Barnes (Books)  We stock Books (topography and military) and documents. (No website)


Quality Maps & More - MM Publications MM Publications

Oxford Duplication Centre

Parchments Print of OxfordParchments Print of Oxford

RA Longley Publications

This Way Books

Specialist Services:

Census Detectives Census Detectives

British Historic Towns Atlas Historic Towns Trust

Living Military History (guidance on military history research and the identification of military photographs, uniforms, cap badges and medals)

Newtown Design Services (Family Tree Drawing)

Western Front AssociationWestern Front Association – Ox & Bucks Branch

Wyvern Railway Ancestry Research AdviceWyvern Railway Ancestry Research Advice


Car Parking


There are several car parking areas at the school, which are used will depend on the weather conditions on the day.
The car park stewards will point you in the right direction.

There is disabled parking immediately outside the MEC.


It will be possible to get close to the hall early in the day for unloading, and at the end of the day for loading up again.
The spaces close to the MEC will be needed for disabled access during the day.
Please move your vehicles either to the main car park or to one of the spaces on the ‘entrance loop’ if you need access to stock during the day.
If in doubt, speak to one of the car park stewards.

Contacting the Organisers

For Stall holders and exhibitors please contact  fair-stalls@ofhs.org.uk

For other enquiries contact John Cramer  fair@ofhs.org.uk

For the “bigger picture” of Family History events around the UK (and some beyond) look at the GENUKI diary page GENEVA.


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