Oxfordshire Family History Society

Family History Fair – Woodstock

Saturday 6 October 2018

Our 2018 Family History Fair will again be held at The Marlborough School just outside Woodstock, on Saturday 6 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 will be attending our 2018 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

Oxfordshire Health Archives


Family History Societies:

Berkshire FHS

Buckinghamshire FHS

Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society

Doncaster and District FHS

East of London FHS

FACHRS – Family & Community Historical Research Society

FFHS – Federation of Family History Societies

FIBIS – Families in British India Society

Glamorgan FHS

Guild of One Name Studies

Nuneaton and North Warks FHS

Romany and Traveller FHS

Suffolk FHS

Wiltshire FHS


Specialist suppliers include:

AGRA – Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives


CAB Search

The EurekA Partnership

The Family History Partnership – FFHS

GR Postcards

M&P Barnes Books

MAXBAL Genealogy

MM Publications

My History

Nostalgia Online

RA Longley

This Way Books


Specialist Services from:

Bodleian (Historic Towns Trust)

Census Detectives (SoG)

Chipping Norton Museum

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Swindon Family History Centre

Joshua Horgan Print and Design

The Methodist Church

Newtown Design Services (Family Tree Drawing)

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum

Unknown Soldier

Western Front Association

Wyvern 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 Angie Trueman Email: 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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