OFHS meetings consist mainly of talks to members in Kidlington, covering subjects based on how to discover our ancestors and the world they lived in. These talks take place every month except for August and December, usually, on the fourth Monday of the month. They start at 8.00 p.m. but the hall is open from 7.15 p.m.
There are advisors present who can help those working on their family trees. There are also some books and CDs for sale. Refreshments are provided. Non-members are welcome but are asked to make a payment of two pounds.
Reports of many past meetings can be found in the Members’ area Some will have links to places described in the talks.
Some recent talks have been held using Zoom. The recordings of most of these will be found in the Members’ area
There is also a second set of meetings which take place usually on the first Monday of even months of the year (i.e. February, April, June, August, October & December) in the small meeting room, Exeter Hall at 7.30 p.m. These are more informal then the main meetings and organised and run by a small group of members.
The lead speaker is normally a member who has a particular interest in the topic being discussed. The audience is actively encouraged to contribute to the meetings. There are no formal advisors present; however, the nature of the meetings does mean that anybody with a problem can talk to other family historians before or after the meeting and, if relevant to the topic being discussed, during the meeting.
We do ask that members who have a particular interest which they can speak about come forward and volunteer to speak. There are no books, CDs or refreshments available. Note there is no charge for these meetings.
Where & When?
Meetings take place at The Exeter Hall in Kidlington, OX5 1AB.
Main meetings: 8:00pm
Participant-led meetings: 7:30pm