Oxford Family News – Revised 7-11-2017

Oxford Family News – Revised 7-11-2017

Urgent Message to All Users:  We are now a federal tax exempt organization.  This will allow us to make dramatic long-range changes.  We will collect large volumes of old records relating to Barnes and Oxford families discussed here that are scattered in many courthouses throughout the U.S.  Most of these documents are not currently available online elsewhere.   This will bring about a radical redesign of the website.  If you wish to be kept informed of new documents as they are added to the site, it is recommended that you subscribe to one or both of our two quarterly family newsletters.  Instructions for doing so are discussed below.  Our no spam lists are shared with no one. Because of the volume of new content failure to do this will probably result on your not being informed of new information added to the site.  At the same time, we welcome your tax-deductible donation by credit card below or sending a check to Barnes-Oxford Genealogy Research Foundation, Inc., 1240 Taylorsville Road, Lenoir, NC 28645.  You may also click on the Donate Button on the Homepage and contribute by credit card or PayPal

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There are advantages to subscribing to the quarterly Oxford Family Newsletter.  Research tools and information is available that is not available on the website.  The subscriber list is not shared nor sold to anyone.  Subscribers get:

1 – Recently added and coming website information.

2 – Reunion News – Directions and a map will be added to the website nearer to the coming of the event and this will be announced.

3 – Free software for genealogy.

4 – Research tips.

5 – The Barnes-Oxford KISS Research Tool.pdf (KISS = Keep It Simple Searching) files.  This file is often updated.  It aids you in obtaining handwritten wills, deeds and other original documents from many courthouses.  It requires that you have minimal research skills.  Much of this information is not available anywhere on the Internet.  To give you an example of the kind of things this file will help you obtain, click on the link below.


6 – A guide on How to Download photographs from the photo galleries on the website.

7 – A guide on How to Print or store all information in each article on the website.

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