Thomas Fire: A close call for OOFA and other updates

This winter of 2017/2018 has been one to remember for many. Most of you heard that the Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, CA, almost burned our home. Volunteer with O/OFA As you know, all positions within the O/OFA are volunteer positions. There are many aspects of an organization such as ours that Read more about Thomas Fire: A close call for OOFA and other updates[…]

Britain peoples circa 600 - Wikimedia Commons

Ogle Family Roots

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[…]

Dedication of Ogle Pond

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, the O/OFA tour group traveling to Northumberland, England, met with representatives of Kirkley Hall campus to dedicate Ogle Pond on the beautiful grounds of Northumberland College. Thanks to the generous contributions by O/OFA members, $2,500 provided the means to clean up and help provide ongoing restoration of a spring fed Read more about Dedication of Ogle Pond[…]

Ogles and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Whalton, Northumberland

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[…]

Ruins of the Gatlinburg Fire

After the Fire

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[…]

Jim Dix and Sue

Introduction to the Ogles of Ireland

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[…]

Ogle Pond Restoration Project at Kirkley Hall Campus – Northumberland College

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[…]

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