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Oxfordshire, England genealogy resources

Oxfordshire, England genealogy resources


Welcome To Oxfordshire genealogy

Welcome to anyone researching their ancestors in Oxfordshire.

This site aims to be a collection of links to the main resources for such research.

Oxfordshire Family History Society
Oxfordshire Record Office
 Mailing List for Oxfordshire
Surname interest list for Oxfordshire
Maps of Oxfordshire
Oxford University Alumni
Oxfordshire Studies (OxS)
Victoria County History (VCH) for Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Health Archives
Oxfordshire GenWeb Query board

Resources available for genealogical research in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire Family History Society

The Oxfordshire FHS has available for purchase CDs of transcribed parish registers of all parishes, and also censuses for the county. Computer search services are also available in the county-wide databases.

Oxfordshire Record Office

The Oxfordshire Record Office holds the original historic documents relating to the county.

They will answer enquiries relating to holdings such as pre-1858 wills, from which you may buy copies - contact them at

[email protected]

Their holdings of school log books on microfiche are listed here.

Mailing List for Oxfordshire

[email protected] is a mailing list for family and local history related to Oxfordshire, England.

There are about 700 members at the moment, many from the OFHS and Oxfordshire local history groups and there are also experts in different fields from adjacent counties. It's a lively group, where queries are posted, and frequently answered, & information is given about subjects such as web sites, forthcoming meetings of interest, books, and sources available for research.

To subscribe to this mailing list, please click on its name & type the word SUBSCRIBE in the message body of your email. You will receive a welcome message from the list admin with list instructions.

You may search & browse its archives from

Surname interest list for Oxfordshire (OXSIL)

OXSIL is a list of over 5,000 surnames under research in Oxfordshire, cross-referenced to place & date, allowing you to check for researchers with similar interests to yourself, and add your own interests.

The website was created and maintained on Rootsweb for many years by Leah Savage, who has since moved on in life; it has now moved to a new site, where it is maintained by Paul Brazell in cooperation with the Oxfordshire Family History Society.

Maps of Oxfordshire and beyond

An interactive map giving Oxfordshire parishes is at

A downloadable map showing the parishes of Oxfordshire, and those bordering Oxfordshire, is at

Smith's New Map Of The County Of Oxford, 1801, giving good detail of the county, is at

A map of Oxford from Baedeker's Old Guide Books, Great Britain, 1910, is at

There's a good general map of present-day Oxfordshire at
which includes links to pages on some of the main towns, where there are descriptions and photographs.

Maps of most of the UK relating to the late 1800s can be found at

On the national level, a very pretty map of the counties of Britain is at

Oxford University Alumni

It may be that in your research you find someone about whom you'd like to know more who was at the University in Oxford. The Oxford University archivist, at [email protected], will be able to look in records of the Alumni of the University for you. These records usually contain biographical and genealogical information as well as collegiate records.

Oxfordshire Studies (OxS)

The holdings of Oxfordshire Studies in central Oxford include transcribed parish records (in hard copy and on computer), and transcribed census returns, Ancestry Library Edition, and the 19th century British Newspaper Library (which includes Jackson's Oxford Journal) on computer.

Victoria County History Volumes

The VCH series of volumes for Oxfordshire aims to provide an encyclopaedic history of the constituent parishes of Oxfordshire.
The volumes are available in many large libraries.

Oxfordshire Health Archives (OHA)

Details are available about the holdings of the OHA for Oxfordshire hospitals, and the information which may be obtained relating to patients & staff, at the Oxon. Health Archives link from

Oxfordshire GenWeb Query board

Please feel free to post your query to the Oxfordshire GenWeb Query board.

This website is part of the EnglandGenWeb project.
The webmaster is Wendy Archer.
I'm happy to try to help to guide anyone to appropriate resources for their Oxfordshire research
There is a comparable page for Oxfordshire as part of
the genUKI hierachy for
genealogy in the UK & Ireland


genUKI Oxfordshire

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Last updated on: Tuesday, 17-Aug-2010 22:19:05 MDT

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