Oxfordshire Family History Society

Family History Fair – Woodstock

Saturday 3 October 2020


Our 2021 Family History Fair will again be held at The Marlborough School just outside Woodstock, on Saturday 2 October.

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


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 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 would have been attending our 2020 Fair – please support them online

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 FHS  Bedfordshire FHS

Berkshire Family History SocietyBerkshire FHS

 Caribbean Family History Group

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

Guild of One-Name StudiesGuild of One-Name Studies

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

Romany & Traveller Family History Society Romany & Traveller FHS

Suffolk Family History Society Suffolk FHS

Wiltshire Family History Society Wiltshire FHS

Local History Societies and Organisations:

Chipping Norton Museum & Local History Society

Soldiers of Oxfordshire – Museum

Victoria County History, Oxfordshire Victoria County History

Wheatley Village ArchiveWheatley Village Archive

Specialist suppliers:

Andrew 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

G R Postcards  Historic Original Postcards. (No website, but can be contacted by emailing gwenich.boddington at tiscali.co.uk)

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


My History

Oxford Duplication Centre

Parchments Print of OxfordParchments Print of Oxford

RA Longley Publications

This Way Books with Cassini Historical Maps

Uniform Memories supplying papers and embellishments for military memory books, and classes for newcomers.

Specialist Services:

Cardiff University – Special Collections and Archives Book Inscriptions and family history research

Census Detectives Census Detectives

British Historic Towns Atlas Historic Towns Trust

 Methodist Heritage Oxford 
(This new website has information about Wesley Memorial Church and other Methodist Churches in the area past and present, plus lots of information for family historians)

Newtown Design Services (Family Tree Drawing)

PAST LIVES Genealogy Research Consultancy Services
inc. PAST LIVES Museum

Western Front AssociationWestern Front Association – Ox & Bucks Branch research into & information about the Great War

Wyvern Railway Ancestry Research Advice 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 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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