Get involved

Join the Society

OFHS welcomes members from around the world. Please join the Society; you will be contributing to developing family history in Oxfordshire and beyond as well as gain support and help from other members. The more members the Society has, the more work it can do.

Get involved as a member

Once you are a member there are several ways to get involved. The Society has no paid members - everyone is a volunteer, so those who can make an active contribution are especially welcome.

Take part in a project

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We have many active projects which need volunteers. You do not have to be based in Oxfordshire for all of them and you often need no specialist skills. Check the project area to find which projects might suit you.

Help out at events

Volunteers are always needed at the OFHS Fair in October, everything from car park attendants, to manning stalls, helping with publicity, acting as an advisor or just general moving of tables and chairs. The Society also attends several other events in the year and always needs people to help at the OFHS stand. Contact the Fairs organiser for more details.

Be responsible for an area of the Society

OFHS has an Executive Committee which oversees the running of the Society. Maybe you would like to join the committee? Positions become vacant periodically and volunteers with specialist skills or the ability to own an area of the Society will be welcome. You don't need to be on the committee either. We have plenty of members who take responsibility for a particular aspect of the Society and are happy to manage that without committee membership. Contact the Chairman for more details.