Family and Local History Links

Village Snapshot Links for local and family research.

  • Longworth & District History Society - to promote the understanding and study of the parish and villages of Longworth, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, and the surrounding area
  • Oxfordshire Family History Society - web page of the society with resources for everyone Oxfordshire ancestry.
  • Oxfordshire History Centre - holds historical documents for all types of local and family research; important collections of maps, newspapers, photographs and oral history tapes
  • Oxfordshire Archdeacon's Marriage Bond Index - Marriages without Banns - a fee paying Marriage Bond. Used by those who could or had to afford it.
  • The National Virtual Museum - The 24 Hour Museum is the UK’s National Virtual Museum, updated daily with at least two new stories including arts and museum news as well as exhibition notices, reviews, features and trails.
  • Berkshire Family History Society - a great deal of information for those with Berkshire ancestry
  • Berkshire Record Office - a major family history centre with important collections of maps, newspapers, photographs and oral history tapes
  • Oxfordshire Buildings Record - to advance education and promote research on the buildings of Oxfordshire. Dowload their interesting newsletter.
  • Access to Archives - database contains catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day.
  • The Parish Chest - Oxfordshire - the premier family history store
  • Cumnor Parish Record- an excellent local and family history society website
  • Genuki Berkshire - a comprehensive "virtual reference library" of genealogical information
  • Stanford in the Vale History - a very interesting history website. Many of the surnames are known in this area too.
  • Workhouses website - out of work and unable to fend for yourself and your family at one time, would have landed you in the workhouse. Compare today's life with those unfortunates from our villages who found themselves here in the Abingdon or Faringdon Workhouses.
  • The Best of History Websites an award-winning portal that contains annotated links to over 1000 history web sites as well as links to hundreds of quality K-12 history lesson plans, history teacher guides, history activities, history games, history quizzes, and more.
  • English Heritage -  provides specialist advice and guidance to a range of users, which include other national heritage organisations, local authority HERs, local and national thematic projects, researchers, students etc. – there is a Swindon office.
  • A Vision of Britain - detailed historical information on places in Britain
  • BBC Online History website - experience fresh and fascinating insights into history
  • British Agricultural History Society - founded to promote the study of agricultural history and the history of the rural economy and society
  • Al Jefferies Family History Web Site ~ the history of Jeffries ancestors and their links with Kingston Bagpuize. Read newspaper stories that appear on this site.
  • Kingston Bagpuize House - Kingston Bagpuize Manor House

Please also see Family History Resources.