Oxfordshire Family History

If your ancestors came from Oxfordshire, you can use these family history, genealogy and local history records to trace them.

Archives

Oxfordshire Archives
Oxfordshire Archives Search

Births, Marriages & Deaths

England BMDs
FreeBMD
Oxfordshire Archdeacon’s Marriage Bonds
Gives the name of the bride and groom, their parish, and the name of a bondsman, who was often a relative. Once in a while it gave other information such as age of couple, or permission to be married from the parents for someone who was underage. The index was alphabetised by grooms names for each year.
There are over 20,000 marriage bonds in the index available to download in PDF format.
Oxfordshire Parish Records

Burials & Cemeteries

Oxfordshire Cemetery Records
Oxfordshire Gravestones

Census Records

1939 Register
FreeCen
UK Census 1841-1911

Criminals and Convicts

Criminal Ancestor Records
Oxford City Executions 1778-1921 (PDF)

Electoral Registers

Electoral Registers 1832-1932
Oxford Electors 1841

Forums

RootsChat Oxfordshire

Heraldry

Visitations of Oxfordshire

Historical Directories

Historical Directories of Oxfordshire
Oxford Directory 1783

Local History

Domesday Book Oxfordshire
GENUKI Oxfordshire
History of Oxfordshire 1899
Place Names of Oxfordshire

Maps

Old Oxfordshire Maps
Oxfordshire Parish Maps
Oxford Street Plan 1872

Military Records

British Military Records
History of the Oxfordshire Regiment of Militia 1778-1900
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry During WWII
Oxfordshire’s Regiments
Oxfordshire Roll of Honour

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Collection 1710-1953
Oxfordshire Newspaper Archives

Obituaries

Legacy UK Obituaries

Occupations

British Apprentices 1710-1808
Thames Valley Police Roll of Honour
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire
Lost Pubs of Oxfordshire

Parish Records

Oxfordshire Parish Records

Photos and Postcards

Images of Old Oxford
Old Images of Oxfordshire

Schools and Education

Oxford University Alumni 1500-1714
Oxford University Alumni 1715-1886

Societies and Groups

Oxfordshire Family History Society
Do you have ancestors in Oxfordshire? The Oxfordshire Family History Society has many resources for anyone researching genealogy in Oxfordshire. The online resources available include memorial inscriptions, will transcriptions and an Oxfordshire surname interests list.
The society also holds regular meetings and helpdesks. A membership option is available plus they have a research centre in Oxford.

Surnames

Oxfordshire Surname Interest List
The Oxfordshire Surname Interest List is aimed at family historians and genealogists who are researching names in the English county of Oxfordshire.
You can search for names and get results about the timeframe, place and how to contact the researcher. You can also add your own surname interests.
Oxfordshire Surnames 1881

Taxation

Oxford Hearth Tax 1665
Oxford Window Tax 1696

Wills and Probate

Cumnor Wills to 1851
Oxfordshire Probate 1550-1590
Oxfordshire Transcribed Wills
Oxfordshire Wills 1516-1857

Workhouses

Banbury
Bicester
Chipping Norton
Headington
Henley
Oxford
Thame
Witney
Woodstock