Here is where you can keep up to date on all the latest news from OFHS. We display the most recent news items in this top category. If you want to look through the news by subject type, browse the list of news categories, which include older news items. (Bear in mind that some of the links to external websites may no longer work.)
04 January 2021
DNA Zoom conference from Texas being held on 30 January 2021
08 December 2020
OFHS December 2020 journal is now online
08 December 2020
New names added to OXSIL in November/early December 2020
17 November 2020
Wills and related documents for the following surnames have been added.
16 November 2020
New names added to OXSIL at the end of October 2020
08 October 2020
The following surnames were added to the Oxfordshire Surname Interest List – www.oxsil.org.uk – in July to September 2020. If any of ...
14 September 2020
The following surnames were added to the Oxfordshire Surname Interest List – www.oxsil.org.uk – in July to September 2020. If any ...
31 August 2020
Following Hugh Kearsey's sad decease, his family has published that donations, if desired, may be given in Hugh's memory for the Cotswold Canals Trust
31 August 2020
The Society is saddened to report the death of Hugh Kearsey, our President, in late July.
11 August 2020
The August journal has gone out to members and is available as a PDF file in our Members' Area. You can receive your own copy three times per year by joining the Society.
11 August 2020
The following surnames were added to the Oxfordshire Surname Interest List - www.oxsil.org.uk - in July. If any of them are of interest, please click on the name of the researcher and follow the suggestions you will find on their profile page.
05 August 2020
A further 79 wills have been added, plus two updates. As always, they can be found at http://wills.oxfordshirefhs.org.uk/index.html
10 July 2020
A list of the surnames which were added to the Oxfordshire Surname Interest List in June.
11 June 2020
At the OFHS Executive meeting on the 3 June the decision was taken to not hold our annual Fair this year
09 June 2020
Sue Honoré, the Society’s journal editor, will be talking about family history on David Prever’s Breakfast Club in the 9am ...
08 June 2020
The following surnames were added to the Oxfordshire Surname Interest List in May. If any of them are of interest, please ...
02 June 2020
Although lockdown is starting to ease, it is clear that we will not be restarting meetings in the Exeter Hall ...
31 May 2020
Oxfordshire Family History Society has just a few copies left of The Changing Faces of Bicester Book Two. The book is full ...
20 May 2020
Over 60 wills have been added to the wills library with the following surnames: ADDERTON ALLOM BASSON BEDWINNE BLACKWELL BROOKE BROOKES BROOKS BURTON COPPIN COPPOCK GOM GOMM HADDOCKS HASTINGS HIAT JEFFERYS KINGE LIPSCOMB MORTIMER OWINNE PAYN RAFE RAINBOW ROBINS ROSE RUSHE SAUNDERS SHAYLER SHERBORNE SHERLY SHIRLY SHURBON SHURLEY SLADE SOUNDY STANDBRIDGE STEVENS TAYLOR TOOGOOD TYMMES WALTER WARD WARDE WATER WATTS WHYSKER WIGGALL WILLIAMES WILLIAMS WIRGE WYSCARDE YONGE YOUNG They can be accessed from our wills ...
07 May 2020
The following surnames were added to the Oxfordshire Surname Interest List in March and April 2020. If any of them ...
28 April 2020
Digital resources for Oxfordshire history Previously only available in Oxfordshire History Centre and Libraries, the refreshed website brings together, under a ...
21 April 2020
69 new wills have been added, plus a couple of replacements. They can be found by following this link. New surnames involved ...
03 April 2020
This is a double post, nothing to with Coronavirus, just a matter of a laptop having failed in late November. The ...
15 March 2020
In view of the developing situation, we have cancelled our March and April meetings, they are being rescheduled for 2021. ...
09 March 2020
Oxfordshire Family History Society has been sent the following news: Were people from your village or family among the 400 fatalities ...
24 February 2020
Because of the COVID-19 situation, this talk has been re-arranged for 22 February 2021
14 February 2020
Due to the COVID outbreak, OFHS is not presently running its helpdesk sessions. OFHS have advisors located in various libraries in ...
04 February 2020
On Monday, 24 February, Simon Townley will talk to Oxfordshire FHS on: Wychwood Forest and Area: Landscape and People 1000-1900 Based on ...
07 January 2020
DNA Webinar January 2020
19 December 2019
Family Tree Live 2020 will be held at Alexandra Palace on 17 & 18 April. Discounted tickets are available at ...