This branch meets on the third Monday evening of the month at

Long Furlong Community Centre,
Boulter Drive,
OX14 1XP

Doors open at 7.15pm,  meetings begin at 7.30pm, visitors are always welcome Free car parking adjacent to the centre

You can find the location of Long Furlong Community Centre on their Website

Most meetings include a talk on a topic of general interest to most family historians and given by a speaker who is an acknowledged authority on that subject. There are also news items. The main talk is generally followed by questions and then refreshments and general discussion. Meetings end around 9.30pm.

There is more information on Vale of the White Horse Branch on this page

Go to the Events Calendar for details of this month's meeting.

Other Branch Activities

Public benefit is central to the work of all charities and each branch of Berkshire Family History Society plays its own part in delivering that benefit.

Advice Sessions

Vale of the White Horse Branch members provide advice occasionally at local events in and around Abingdon. You can bring your family history questions to these sessions and get some fresh ideas and answers on how you can move your research forward.

From time to time, similar events are held at other locations in the area.

Find out where and when you can next seek advice on your family history questions


Projects are a vital part of the work of the society. They are  important in helping to preserve historic records and making information from those records accessible to a wider public. Without such project work, there would be few if any accurate indexes or transcripts accessible to for you as a family historian.

Examples of Vale of the White Horse Branch projects include the recording of memorial inscriptions in the churchyards of St Peter Church, Drayton, near Abingdon. The transcriptions are nearing completion and will be available on CD shortly.

For more information about the Vale of the White Horse Branch

Send a message to Vanessa Chappell, the branch chairman.



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