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This month’s free down­loads are sup­plied by My His­tory, Oxfordshire Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety (OFHS) and the Oxfordshire His­tory Cen­tre

Kelly’s Di­rec­tory of Oxfordshire, 1887

This di­rec­tory from My His­tory is nor­mally £10.94

Kelly’s Di­rec­tory of Hen­ley-on-Thames & Neigh­bour­hood, 1938

This di­rec­tory usu­ally costs £4.94

Wit­ney St Mary Mon­u­men­tal In­scrip­tions

This OFHS col­lec­tion is nor­mally £6

Wit­ney St Mary Burial Reg­is­ters, 1583–1872

OFHS’s tran­scrip­tion is avail­able as part of a larger set worth £17.50

Oxfordshire Sur­names Project list from OFHS

A set of images from the Oxfordshire His­tory Cen­tre

Ex­plore free down­loads sup­plied by My His­tory, Oxfordshire Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety and the Oxfordshire His­tory Cen­tre.

Kelly’s Di­rec­tory of Oxfordshire, 1887

This month’s first re­source is a trade di­rec­tory cour­tesy of spe­cial­ist ge­nealog­i­cal sup­plier My His­tory ( my-his­tory.co.uk).

Usu­ally sold on CD (£14.95) and down­load (£10.94) with a di­rec­tory for Berk­shire, the pub­li­ca­tion of­fers a de­tailed pic­ture of Oxfordshire in the late 19th cen­tury, with lists of res­i­dents and lo­cal traders in­cluded along­side gen­eral town and vil­lage in­for­ma­tion.

As with other My His­tory prod­ucts, the text is fully search­able and book­marked by ma­jor head­ings.

Kelly’s Di­rec­tory of Hen­ley-on-Thames & Neigh­bour­hood, 1938

Also sup­plied by My His­tory is this 1938 trade di­rec­tory of Hen­ley-on-Thames, sold on CD (£7.50) and down­load (£4.94).

In­side, read­ers will find a wealth of so­cial and lo­cal his­tory in­for­ma­tion about the town and its en­vi­rons, as well as de­tails of pri­vate res­i­dents, of­fi­cials, busi­nesses, in­sti­tu­tions and so­ci­eties.

Wit­ney St Mary Mon­u­men­tal In­scrip­tions

The high­light of this month’s bonus con­tent is a col­lec­tion of mon­u­men­tal in­scrip­tions from the parish of Wit­ney St Mary, pro­duced by Oxfordshire Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety ( ofhs.org.uk) and nor­mally priced £6 on CD.

The re­source con­tains de­tails of hun­dreds of grave­stones and me­mo­ri­als found within the parish church­yard, along with a fully in­ter­ac­tive area plan, name in­dex and high-res­o­lu­tion pho­to­graphs.

Rather than be­ing sup­plied as a sin­gle PDF, the prod­uct has been as­sem­bled as a set of in­ter­con­nected HTML and JPEG files. It is there­fore im­por­tant that you keep all items to­gether within the same folder and be­gin your re­search by click­ing on the file en­ti­tled ‘in­dex.htm’, which acts as a home­page. You can then nav­i­gate through the com­po­nents in your in­ter­net browser – much like a tra­di­tional web­site.

Please note that this prod­uct is par­tic­u­larly large, and may take a while to down­load.

Wit­ney St Mary Burial Reg­is­ters, 1583–1872

Oxfordshire Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety has also kindly sup­plied a tran­scrip­tion of Wit­ney St Mary parish burial reg­is­ters.

Usu­ally avail­able to buy on CD as part of a larger set of tran­scrip­tions cost­ing £17.50, the re­source can be used in con­junc­tion with the mon­u­men­tal in­scrip­tions to build up a more com­pre­hen­sive pic­ture of a de­ceased in­di­vid­ual, in­clud­ing de­tails of their age and next of kin.

Cru­cially, the reg­is­ters also list many peo­ple for whom no phys­i­cal me­mo­ri­als sur­vive.

Oxfordshire Sur­names Project list

In ad­di­tion to the two prod­ucts listed above, Oxfordshire Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety has also sup­plied a full list of the 1,500 names cur­rently be­ing stud­ied as part of the Oxfordshire Sur­name Project.

Launched by the so­ci­ety in 2017, the ini­tia­tive aims to build a com­pre­hen­sive data­base of sur­names as­so­ci­ated with the county, trac­ing their ori­gins, ‘hotspots’ and DNA con­nec­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion about get­ting in­volved, please visit news.ofhs.org.uk/ox­ford­shiresur­name-project.

Oxfordshire His­tory Cen­tre im­age set

Fi­nally, read­ers can browse a gallery of pho­tos and doc­u­ment sam­ples com­piled by the Oxfordshire His­tory Cen­tre. Among the high­lights is an ex­cerpt from the burial reg­is­ters of St Thomas, Ox­ford, which de­scribes how one parish­ioner died from the “crys­talli­sa­tion of an or­ange pip” he had swal­lowed 20 years pre­vi­ously.

Your bonus con­tent this month in­cludes this im­age of quar­ter ses­sion pa­pers This photo of a barge on Ox­ford Canal dates from 1937, and has been sup­plied by Oxfordshire His­tory Cen­tre

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