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[[Image:England-oxford.png|thumb|right|England-oxford.png]] '''Oxfordshire, or Oxon, is an inland county located roughly in the lower mid-section of '''[[England|'''England''']]'''.''' <br><br>
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Guide to '''Oxfordshire ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.
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{{Click|File:Oxfordshire OGR2.png|Oxfordshire, England Online Genealogy Records}}
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=== County Information  ===
  
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In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Oxfordshire like this:
  
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"Oxfordshire, south-midland co. of England, bounded N. by Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, E. by Bucks, S. by Berks, from which it is separated by the Thames, and W. by Gloucestershire; greatest length, 60 miles; greatest breadth, 30 miles; area, 483,621 ac., pop. 179,559. Most of the co. is level, but there are gentle undulations of surface, rising to 836 ft. at Broom Hill in the NW., which is the highest point of land. . . ."
  
The [http://www.ofhs.org.uk Oxfordshire Family History Society] contains many valuable resources for researching in the parish of Oxfordshire.&nbsp;Free online information includes [http://www.ofhs.org.uk/web/ofhs.html detailed parish maps], a [http://www.oxsil.org.uk/ surname interest list], [http://monuments.oxfordshirefhs.org.uk/ some memorial transcriptions], and hundreds of [http://wills.oxfordshirefhs.org.uk/ will transcriptions], including original text, simplified modern day translations, and concise lists of the&nbsp;relationships detailed&nbsp;in the will.&nbsp; In addition, an extensive collection of Oxfordshire records has been transcribed by members and can be purchased from the society on [http://www.ofhs.org.uk/shop.html CD] or [http://www.ofhs.org.uk/mfiche.html microfiche].&nbsp; These records include Census Indexes, Marriage Indexes, Parish Registers, Monumental Inscriptions, and Oxford City&nbsp;Guardians of the&nbsp;Poor reports.&nbsp; The Salt Lake City Family History Library has copies of the Parish Registers, but these records are restricted and cannot be sent out to LDS Family History Libraries in other locations.&nbsp; In addition, as of April 2010 they are not available on genealogy sites such as findmypast.co.uk or ancestry.co.uk.&nbsp;
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==== Parishes ====
 
 
== Jurisdictions ==
 
  
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Oxfordshire '''parishes:'''<br>[[Oxfordshire_Parishes#A|A]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#B|B]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#C|C]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#D|D]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#E|E]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#F|F]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#G|G]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#H|H]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#I|I]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#J|J]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#K|K]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#L|L]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#M|M]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#N|N]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#O|O]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#P|P]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#R|R]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#S|S]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#T|T]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#U|U]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#V|V]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#W|W]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#X|X]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#Y|Y]] [[Oxfordshire Parishes#Z|Z]]</center>
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Oxfordshire.  
 
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Oxfordshire.  
  
==== Civil Districts  ====
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==== Civil Registration Districts  ====
 
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/oxf.htm List of Oxfordshire Civil Registration 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.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/oxf.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Oxfordshire and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp; Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
 
 
 
==== Parishes  ====
 
 
 
See a list of the [[Oxfordshire Parishes|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.&nbsp; Beginning in 1858, a civil system was established to probate the&nbsp;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|Oxfordshire Probate Records]].
 
 
 
==== Taxes  ====
 
 
 
[http://www.genoot.com/eng/oxf/landowners/landowner_e-f.html 1873 Return of Land Owners]
 
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== Did You Know?  ==
 
 
 
The Oxford County records office is in a converted Church of England chapel on the outskirts of Oxford. <br>
 
 
 
St Luke's Church, Temple Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2HT<br>
 
 
 
It has some excellent indexes and transcripts of most parish records throughout the county.<br>
 
 
 
It seems as though it was a popular thing for University Students to do for a project - prepare a transcription of all the records for a particular parish. With these fully indexed typewritten transcripts you do not have to worry about interpreting hand writing or ploughing through page after page of entries that have nothing to do with your family - just check in the index for names within the timescale you are interested in, and you should be able to very quickly identify those you are looking for.
 
  
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=== Websites  ===
  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/oxfordshireenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Oxfordshire]
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*[http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=30.0 RootsChat Oxfordshire Resources and help pages. (Free)].
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*[http://www.uk-surnames.com/list.php?county=Oxfordshire Oxfordshire Surnames Listings]  
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*[http://www.kingston-bagpuize.com/index.htm Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor]
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*[http://publicapps.oxfordshire.gov.uk/wps/portal/publicapps/applications/heritage Heritage Search]: Provided courtesy of the Oxfordshire County Council
  
[http://www.uk-surnames.com/list.php?county=Oxfordshire Oxfordshire Surnames Listings]
 
  
[http://www.kingston-bagpuize.com/index.htm Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor]  
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[[Category:Oxfordshire, England|.]][[Category:Counties of England]]
  
To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Oxfordshire and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/oxfordshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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|title = '''Neighbouring counties'''
 
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|Centre = Oxfordshire
 
|Centre = Oxfordshire
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|North = [[Warwickshire, England Genealogy|Warwickshire]], [[Northamptonshire, England Genealogy|Northamptonshire]]
|Northeast = [[Northamptonshire]]
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|Northeast = [[Northamptonshire, England Genealogy|Northamptonshire]]
|East = [[Buckinghamshire]]
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|East = [[Buckinghamshire, England Genealogy|Buckinghamshire]]
|Southeast = [[Berkshire]]
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|Southeast = [[Berkshire, England Genealogy|Berkshire]]
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|South = [[Berkshire, England Genealogy|Berkshire]]
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|Southwest = [[Wiltshire, England Genealogy|Wiltshire]]
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|West = [[Gloucestershire, England Genealogy|Gloucestershire]]
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|Northwest = [[Warwickshire, England Genealogy|Warwickshire]]
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County Information

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Oxfordshire like this:

"Oxfordshire, south-midland co. of England, bounded N. by Warwickshire and Northamptonshire, E. by Bucks, S. by Berks, from which it is separated by the Thames, and W. by Gloucestershire; greatest length, 60 miles; greatest breadth, 30 miles; area, 483,621 ac., pop. 179,559. Most of the co. is level, but there are gentle undulations of surface, rising to 836 ft. at Broom Hill in the NW., which is the highest point of land. . . ."

Parishes

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Oxfordshire parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Oxfordshire.

Civil Registration Districts

List of Oxfordshire Civil Registration Districts

Websites


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