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Oxfordshire Family History Society
Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources or support its efforts.
c/o Oxfordshire History Centre
St. Lukes Church
Web site: www.ofhs.org.uk
To search databases: Select the Heritage link at the bottom of the home page. The Oxfordshire Family History Society contains many valuable resources for researching in the parishes of Oxfordshire. Free online information includes detailed parish maps, a surname interest list, some memorial transcriptions, and hundreds of will transcriptions, including original text, simplified modern day translations, and concise lists of the relationships detailed in the will. In addition, an extensive collection of Oxfordshire records has been transcribed by members and can be purchased from the society on CD or microfiche. These records include Census Indexes, Marriage Indexes, Parish Registers, Monumental Inscriptions, and Oxford City Guardians of the Poor reports.
Berkshire Family History Society
Many (south/west) Oxfordshire towns use to be in Berkshire causing overlaps, it is wise to check both socieites for information.
Berkshire Family History Society Research Centre
131 Castle Hill
Berks RG1 7TJ
Telephone: 0118950 9553