Oxfordshire, England Genealogy

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Oxfordshire, or Oxon, is an inland county located roughly in the lower mid-section of England.

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Civil Districts

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.

Probate Jurisdictions

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.