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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Oxfordshire was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes. The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place. Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Oxfordshire and the parishes covered by each. Read more about England Civil Registration.
See a list of the parishes of Oxfordshire with links to articles.
Before 1858, every town and parish in Oxfordshire was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts. Beginning in 1858, a civil system was established to probate the estates of deceased persons.
To read more about probate records and see a list of Oxfordshire towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Oxfordshire Probate Records.