Monumental Inscriptions

Helping to record the inscriptionsAlan Simpson lying down to read a tombstone during recording MI

There is great satisfaction in helping in the conservation of information held on any church memorial, especially in Oxfordshire where the stone wears away quickly.

Monumental inscriptions can tell you so much about your family history. If you are unable to visit a churchyard of interest to you, OFHS has transcribed and recorded memorials throughout Oxfordshire. Over 50 churchyards have been recorded by the OFHS Monumental Inscriptions Teams.

It’s no problem if you can’t decipher an inscription yourself. Each one is transcribed as far as is possible. The teams enjoy a challenge.

Watch the video to find out if joining a Monumental Inscription Team would appeal to you.