The Ogle/Ogles Family Association (OOFA) was established at the First Ogle Family Symposium by 23 Ogle descendants who wanted to share family information, and establish an organization. A year later, OOFA had 41 charter members and 99 regular members in 30 states.
At the second symposium, members voted to implement a board of directors, consisting of four officers and one member at large. OOFA incorporated In late 1988. By June 2004 our association had over 370 registered members in more than 40 US states, in addition to international representation.
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The Northumberland Ogle/Ogles Family Reunion was a thrill of a lifetime! Day 1: Our hotel- Macdonald Linden Hall- Longhorsley, Morpeth, NorthumberlandOgle Family Reunion and Ancestral Tour- Sept. 2017 Posted by Ogle/Ogles Family Association on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 One week was not long enough, so as we said farewell to our Read more about Northumberland Reunion and Ancestral Tour Sept 2017[…]
Northumbria, now known as Northumberland, is England’s northern-most county. It’s a land where Anglian invaders fought Celtic natives, Roman legions guarded a walled frontier, and Vikings raided. Norman nobility later built castles to suppress rebellion and defend a contested border with Scotland. The border region between England and Scotland once stretched from Edinburgh to Read more about Ogle Family Roots[…]
O/OFA tour group met with representatives of Kirkley Hall campus to dedicate Ogle Pond on the beautiful grounds of Northumberland College.
St. Mary Magdalene was built around the year 1100 only a few years after the Norman conquest of England, although extensions and modifications have taken place over the centuries since. The Ogles had controlled the area and other places within Northumberland even before the Norman Conquest and they were one of a very few Saxon Read more about Ogles and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Whalton, Northumberland[…]
Kathy Ogle (Feb 2017) — The last account of the Gatlinburg Fire I heard was that the fire killed 14 people, destroyed 2,013 homes and 53 commercial structures, almost 18,000 acres burned and caused more than $500 million in damage with the cost still rising. My daughter and I were able to make a trip Read more about After the Fire[…]
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Margaret (bp. 28 Nov 1575); father: Martin Ogle. Mary (Marie) Ogle (bp. 30 Dec 1588); father: Martin Ogle. William Ogle (bp. 11 Sep 1590); father: Martin (Martyn) Ogle. Nicholas Ogle (bp. 19 Mar 1592); father: Martin (Martine) Ogle. Nicholas Ogle (bp. 01 Dec 1595); father: John Ogle. Lewes Ogle (bp. 03 Apr 1595); father: Lewis Read more about Ogles in the Registers of Berwick-upon-Tweed: Baptisms 1574 – 1700[…]
The Ogles of England are well-documented, but little has been written about the Ogles of Ireland. While they’re related to the Northumberland branch, Ireland’s volatile history makes it difficult to prove direct lineage. My wife Sue, is a descendant of James Ogle, who immigrated from Ireland around 1798. For the last few years, I’ve researched Read more about Introduction to the Ogles of Ireland[…]
Kirkley Hall was home to the Ogle family from 1632-1923. It’s a beautiful 17th Century Grade II listed building located in the countryside of Northumberland, England. Just outside of Ponteland, its only a few miles from Ogle Castle, and the village of Ogle. Today, the Hall is part of the Kirkley Hall Campus at Northumberland College, which Read more about Ogle Pond Restoration Project at Kirkley Hall Campus – Northumberland College[…]