Oxfordshire Record Society

Links to relevant websites

The following list provides links to websites relevant to the history and archaeology not only of Oxford and Oxfordshire, but of many counties. The organisations listed do not necessarily have any formal association with the Society, but all promote and support research and understanding of this country's rich archival and material heritage.

Record Societies

Local & Family History Sites

Libraries & Archives

  • Oxfordshire History Centre ~ provides an archive and local studies service for the county of Oxfordshire. Its holdings include original archive documents and collections from official, business and personal depositors and donors, a photographic, oral history and video archive, local newspapers, maps, printed books and pamphlets, and digital content.
  • British Library ~ Explore the world's knowledge.
  • Bodleian Library, University of Oxford ~ Chief among the University’s libraries.
  • The National Archives ~ The Nation's heritage. PCC Wills and many other documents for local and family historians.
  • Palaeography at The National Archives ~ This web tutorial will help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800.
  • National Monument Record Centre [NMR] ~ Public archive of English Heritage.Photographs, architectural and archaeological reports, plans and items related to the historic environment of England.
  • Oxford College Archives ~ records of the University and its colleges, business records, and personal correspondence.

History & Archaeology Sites

General History Sites

  • Coombe Mill Society ~ the old working industrial museum for Blenheim Palace.
  • Headington History ~ Stephanie Jenkins' wonderfully documented site on Headington.
  • Cote Chapel - Historic Chapels Trust ~ Cote Chapel was acquired in 1703-4 by a group of worshippers which previously met at Longworth.
  • Cote Chapel ~ first 'meeting house' at Longworth/Cote is recorded in 1604.
  • GenUKI ~ a "virtual reference library" of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK & Ireland.
  • GenUKI - Oxfordshire ~ Oxfordshire - a county of England, 47 miles in length, and 29 in breadth.
  • GenUKI - Berkshire ~ Berkshire, an inland county of England, on the south bank of the River Thames.
  • Images of England ~ Images of England is a 'point in time' photographic library of England's listed buildings, recorded at the turn of the 21st century.


  • Boydell & Brewer ~ publish and distribute for the Victoria County History and the Royal Historical Society, as well as several other learned societies.