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.
- Berkshire Record Society ~ making an important contribution to scholarship in Berkshire.
- Bedfordshire Record Society ~ has published 87 volumes since inception.
- Cambridgeshire Record Society~ purpose is to publish editions of original documents from the Middle Ages to the present.
- Hertfordshire Record Society ~ purpose is to publish texts relating to Hertfordshire that would not otherwise be easily accessible.
- Lincoln Record Society ~ founded in 1910 to print records and documents relating to the ancient county and diocese of Lincoln.
- Staffordshire Record Society ~ publication of documents, local and national, relating to the history of Staffordshire.
- London Record Society ~ publish transcripts, abstracts and lists of the primary sources for the history of London, and generally to stimulate interest in archives relating to London, the Society aims to publish a volume a year.
- Somerset Record Society ~ exists to make record sources for the study of Somerset history available in printed form.
- Norfolk Record Society ~ over 75 years of local history publishing.
- Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire ~ The Thoroton Society is the county’s principal historical and archaeological society.
Local & Family History Sites
- British Association for Local History ~ to encourage and assist the study of Local History as an academic discipline & rewarding leisure pursuit.
- The Historical Society ~ The Historical Association is the national voice for history.
- Oxford Historical Society ~ The Society exists to publish archives, historical texts, bibliographical tools and studies about Oxford – the City and University.
- Local History Online ~ aims to meet the needs of anyone with local history interests.
- Oxfordshire History Centre ~ a new home for the Oxfordshire Record Office, Oxfordshire Studies and Oxfordshire Health Archives.
- Oxfordshire's Heritage Search ~ Explore our heritage resources for documents, objects, photographs and publications.
- The National Wills Index which will become the primary online resource for pre-1858 English probate material.
- Banbury Historical Society ~ records volumes and narrative histories relate mainly to Banbury and north Oxfordshire, but include titles relevant to the whole county.
- Berkshire Enclosure Maps ~ Explore the links to find out more about enclosure, to search the documents available on this site, or view digital images of the documents themselves.
- Cumnor History Site ~ for those interested in Cumnor's history, inhabitants and environment.
- Iffley History Society ~ packed with information on the history of the English village of Iffley, near Oxford.
- Kidlington & District History Society ~ the village of Kidlington's History Society.
- Oxfordshire Family History Society ~ advancing public education in family history and genealogy primarily within the county of Oxfordshire.
- Berkshire Family History Society ~ making Family History resources available to all.
- Buckinghamshire Family History Society ~ The Historical Association is the national voice for history.
Libraries & Archives
- 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.
History & Archaeology Sites
- Oxfordshire History - This site is a guide and reference source for researchers and potential researchers into Oxfordshire’s history, archaeology, landscape and buildings. It aims to provide concise support and guidance on use of the mass of published accounts and raw materials concerning Oxfordshire’s past.
- School of Archeology, Oxford ~ The Vale and Ridgeway Project.
- Abingdon and Area Archaeological and Historical Society ~ Local History & Archaeology.
- Berkshire Archaeological Society ~ To share knowledge & concerns about Berkshire's Historic Environment.
- Oxfordshire Buildings Record ~ Recording the historic buildings of Oxfordshire
- The Archaeology Data Service ~ (ADS) supports research, learning and teaching with high quality and dependable digital resources.
- Archive 2 Archive ~ a database containing catalogues describing archives held locally in England and Wales.
- Victoria County History ~ The greatest publishing project in English Local History.
- Historical Directories ~ a digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales.
- BBC Learning History ~ UK History local to you - a BBC history site.
- BBC History Trails ~ Articles, games, activities and quizzes that help make sense of the past and the sources that made history.
- University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education. ~ offer courses on a part-time basis, online, at residential summer schools, and short courses taking from one day to several weeks.
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.
- Oxford College Archives ~ records of the University and its colleges, business records, and personal correspondence.
- Boydell & Brewer ~ publish and distribute for the Victoria County History and the Royal Historical Society, as well as several other learned societies.