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Win a free Oxfordshire DNA test

Are you a member of the OFHS and do you have at least 3 generations of Oxfordshire ancestors going back into the 19th century or earlier? We are launching a new Oxfordshire DNA project at the beginning of April and are offering TWO free DNA tests to OFHS members. Why not enter?

All you have to do is submit 400-600 words on why you feel a DNA test would be useful to help you discover more about your Oxfordshire family/families using DNA, including a short summary on your family and your family history ‘brick walls’. Send to before 30th May 2013. Terms and conditions are below.

If you are not yet an OFHS member, but have Oxfordshire ancestors and want to enter the competition, then why not join? It’s well worth the cost of the membership to have a chance of winning a DNA test. Details for how to join us can be found on this page.

Are you just curious to find out more about our project? Go to and see what is happening.

If you have already had a DNA test done at FamilyTreeDNA, and have a long line of Oxfordshire ancestors, then logon to and request to transfer your results to our project. (All transfers are checked for validity before approval, so membership is not automatic.)

Terms & Conditions of DNA competition
1. All entrants must be members of the OFHS as of 1 May 2013.
2. Entrants must have at least 3 generations of Oxfordshire ancestors in the 19th century or earlier.
3. The OFHS Executive Committee will pick the two winning entrants. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into regarding judging. The judges reserve the right to award one or zero free tests if the quality of entries justifies that action.
4. The competiton closes on 31st May 2013 and winners will be notified by 1st July 2013.
5. Winners agree to having their stories publicised by the OFHS. Full test results and ID numbers on the DNA site will not however be released to the public.

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  • We’d like to congratulate our two winners of the DNA test competition, Robin Price and Gillian Talbot. Gillian met us at the recent OFHS Open Day (5 October 2013) and talked through the results of her test and her hopes to connect to more Oxfordshire relatives.

    By Sue Honoré (13 October 2013)

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