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Family history event this weekend

The Oxfordshire Family History Society 2013 Open Day is this forthcoming Saturday, 5th October and is to be held at The Marlborough School just outside Woodstock.

The Open Day will feature an assortment of visiting Family History Societies, publishers, dealers in second hand books and postcards, and more.

Opening times are 10am to 4pm and there is ample car parking available. Admission to the Open Day is free, as is the on-site car park.

There’s more information available at http://www.ofhs.org.uk/OpenDay.html



Oxfordshire DNA project

Oxfordshire Family History Society has launched a new project offering two free DNA tests to members of their society. It is open to members only who have at least 3 generations of Oxfordshire ancestors going back into the mid-19th century or earlier.

All you have to do is submit 400-600 words on why you feel a DNA test would be useful to help you discover more about your Oxfordshire family/families using DNA, including a short summary on your family and your family history ‘brick walls’. Send to editor@ofhs.org.uk before 30th May 2013. Terms and conditions apply and are available from the Editor of the Oxfordshire society.

If you are not yet a member of the family history society, but have Oxfordshire ancestors and want to enter the competition, then why not join? It’s well worth the cost of the membership to have a chance of winning a DNA test. See www.ofhs.org.uk for membership details.

If you’d like more information in general regarding DNA testing for family history research, please use this link.