Cleaning the database

We have been putting some effort over the last couple of years into removing from our data any surname interest for which we no longer have a valid email address. The first phase of this process is now nearly completed and, although we may have fewer surname interests listed, we are confident that virtually all of them are linked to OXSIL users for whom we have an up-to-date email address.

Of course, people give up their research or change their email address all the time, so some vigilance will be needed to keep the database clean. Please do get in touch if your details – or those of someone you know – change.

Inevitably, removing out-of-date entries has led to our losing some surnames completely. These names no longer appear on OXSIL – TOWERSEY, FRUIN, MANNERS and PHELP. If you have an interest in any of these names in Oxfordshire, we would be particularly pleased if you were to add them to OXSIL.

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