A warm welcome to you from Buckinghamshire Family History Society. Founded in 1976, we are a group of over 1,500 family historians who have been helping each other with their research. Have a look around and see if we can help with your genealogy. Visitors are welcome to browse, registration is restricted to Society members.
The Society’s Open Day is also Buckinghamshire's major family history event. It’s the day when all of the Society's research libraries will be available in one place, including the Buckinghamshire names database, containing well over five million entries taken from parish registers, wills, census returns and many other documents. The database is fully searchable – come along and let us help you track down that elusive ancestor.
Our parish register transcripts and other publications will be on sale, and there will be lots of help and advice available from friendly, experienced family historians.
It's also your opportunity to talk to guest family history societies from around the country. Alongside them will be a mix of archives, museums, local history groups and the customary range of suppliers of maps, books, software, archival materials and other services.
Entry is free, and tea and coffee will be available, so why not bring a packed lunch and make a day of it.
Free parking is available at the venue. If you’re not driving, Chiltern Railways operate services from London Marylebone and elsewhere to Aylesbury, or Thame and Haddenham Parkway (change to Arriva Bus 280 for Aylesbury, up to three journeys each hour). From Aylesbury bus station take Arriva service 50 towards Wendover, alighting on Wendover Road opposite Chaucer Drive, about eight minutes walk from the venue.
We look forward to seeing you between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 29th July, at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH
From about Easter we'll start to update the website to list all the organizations attending. Come back to check out it out regularly.
Journals of other Family History Societies are now available on our website. For many years FHSs have exchanged paper copies of their magazines and journals. As Societies move to exchange digital copies we are able to put these on our website so our members can read them. Paper copies were only available at Society meetings or by post so many more of our members now have access to them.
The Journals can be found by clicking on the "Exchange Journals" link at the bottom of the main menu
We are pleased to announce the publication of Burnham St Peter parish registers covering:
Banns 1762 - 1895
Baptisms 1557 - 1901
Burials 1561 - 1901
Marriages 1561 - 1901
Includes a Surname Index
This parish covers a large area to the west of the modern Slough and includes Cippenham and Burnham Beeches. To the south Boveney was included in the parish.
Many more documents have been added to the research section. See the column on the right for a glimpse at some of the titles. Much of this material is from the Names of Bucks People holdings.
New in 2016 for our members, the Ray Shrimpton Papers are being placed online. To see the papers, log in and go to Society Menu - Research - Shrimpton Papers. Other files will be added later in the year.
Also available is research concerning the Higgs of Wavendon. There is a list of surnames in the description of the file. Thanks to Sephen Bailey for allow us to put the files online. Take a look at Society Menu - Research - Lists of Bucks People
Remember to log in first!
Interested in the First World War, but need some social history for your research. Take a look at www.ww1soldierstale.co.uk Need to know about Buckinghamshire Regiment? There is information at Wikipedia Oxford and Bucks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxfordshire_and_Buckinghamshire_Light_Infantry a good starting point.
To find out more about Buckinghamshire Men in the First World War www.buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk is a great starting place.