"Researching LYFOLLY Family History from Burford, Oxfordshire, England.. John LYFOLLY birth unknown married Mary SMITH on July 20 1640 in Burford, Oxfordshire, England is as far back as I have found.
My great-great grandfather Charles Merriman moved to NZ in 1877. He married Mary Ann Miles in Headington, Oxford in Dec 1869. We are trying to make contact with Tracey Munro who left a message here on 16 Sept 2010,as we share the same…"
On Friday the National Archives released new files from the Security Servicespanning the Second World War and post-war erashttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/613.htmRadio Oxford featured a fascinating pair of interviews, one with Dr EdHampshire, Principal Records Specialist, Diplomatic and Colonial Records atThe National Archives, talking about the releases, and the other by TonyHadland, Vice-Chairman & Editor of Oxfordshire…See More
Family & local history - presented in a different way .... !This evening, Friday 25 March, & also in the evening of Saturday 26 March,there will be projections onto a wall of a large block of flats in Cowley,celebrating the rich and varied cultural life of the area through the last100 years. The projection will be continuously cycled round, and will be onshow 7pm - 10pm. The projection will show the change in Cowley from a ruralto an industrial community, and also feature some of the…See More
As mentioned in a previous discussion, Oxfordshire Studies andOxfordshire Record Office are to merge later this year in modified premisesat St Luke's Church, Cowley. There are proposed staff cuts which meanthe service offered would be a much restricted one compared with previously.Oxfordshire County Council has set up the format of e-petitions as part ofits ongoing commitment to listening to and responding to the views of thepublic. An e-petition has been instigated by Malcolm Graham…See More
"Hi, My first post to this discussion group - so hello.
I'm looking for help and advice on how I can go about tracking down information on my gg-grandparents who both came to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1848 from South Weston…"
Currently Oxfordshire Record Office at Cowley is shut while building workstake place, and Oxfordshire Studies at Westgate will close in a month'stime. The two are going to reopen later in the year, hopefully in May, as anew History Centre, in St Luke's at Cowley, which will by then haveundergone internal expansion work. The Oxfordshire Health Archives willalso have been absorbed into this new History Centre.>From March onwards, the second floor of the library at Westgate will be alocal…See More
Those of you who have purchased some of the Oxfordshire FHS transcripts on CD will appreciate that though they obviously represent a huge amount of work by OFHS volunteers, they were mostly done in the days of typewriters! OFHS has a rekeying program running to rekey those transcripts into spreadsheets, such that they can be published in searchable format, and one which can also be read by speech readers as used by the visually impaired. The files are also used to build up county-wide…See More
My great-great grandfather Charles Merriman moved to NZ in 1877. He married Mary Ann Miles in Headington, Oxford in Dec 1869. We are trying to make contact with Tracey Munro who left a message here on 16 Sept 2010,as we share the same Great Great grandfather Charles Merriman. If Tracey would make contact with me i can help her with some info and maybe she could help us also.Did you send a reply to Tracey at that time?
Hi Wendy, thanks so much for the message!
I'm from New Zealand but I'm living in Berkshire UK at the moment so I've recently started trying to trace my family back to our UK heritage. My great-great grandfather Charles Merriman moved to NZ in 1877. I believe he married Mary Ann Miles in Headington, Oxford in Dec 1869. I'd love to find out more about his life and family in the UK, any ideas where would be a good place to start?
Thanks so much!
I wondered if you could clarify something please. In 2007 I bought the WIT01 CD from the Holford Centre. I have been putting in a concerted effort to record all my BUCKINGHAM ancestors so have been trawling through the CD. I have been adding lots of marriages and have come across a comment elsewhere that marriages took place In Hailey but were recorded in Witney register only. Is this true and if so how can you tell where they took place ? I see some have both parties places of residence as Hailey are these the Hailey marriages?
One other question could you please tell me if the Hailey marriages from 1854 have been transcribed or are only the originals available. Thanks Robyn