Legal Notices

Legal Notices

These legal notices are split into three sections

Terms and Conditions for using the website

Bucks FHS Privacy Policy Now published as a separate document.

Distant Selling Regulations

Terms and Conditions for Using this Website

These Terms and Conditions ("T&Cs") govern your use of our website. By accessing our Website you agree that you have read and will abide by the T&Cs as set out below.

Index to Terms and Conditions

  1. Website Operator
  2. Licence to Use
  3. Registration
  4. Copyright
  5. Contributions to the Site
  6. Accuracy of Information
  7. External Links
  8. Indemnity
  9. Legal Jurisdiction

1 Website Operator

This website is owned and operated by the Buckinghamshire Family History Society ("the Society"), a charity registered in England and Wales charity registration number 290335.

The Society can be contacted at Buckinghamshire FHS, Box 2 c/o Ace Storage, Unit 7 Broadfields, Aylesbury, Bucks HP19 8BU.

Where used on this page, the terms "Bucks FHS, "BFHS", "we", "us" all refer to the Society.

2 Licence to Use

The Society grants you a non-exclusive licence to use this site under these T&Cs. The Society may terminate the licence at any time. Your continued use of this website indicates your agreement to these T&Cs both current and those in force at any time of future visits which you may make to this website.

3 Registration

While much of this site is accessible to all visitors ("public areas") some material is restricted to members of the Society ("members areas").

Any member of the Society ("member") may apply to have access to the members areas by completing the registration form on the website. The user id and password allocated to members are to be considered confidential and cannot be shared with other people whether members or not.

We may suspend or terminate any user id and/or password or the entire site at any time for any reason.

4 Copyright

This website contains material which is owned by the Society and is protected by intellectual property laws including, but not limited to, copyright law, and cannot be copied or reproduced without prior permission from the Society.

The Society authorises you to view and download material on this site for your personal, non-commercial use only provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original material on all copies of the material.

You may not modify any items downloaded from this site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. For purposes of these terms, any use of these materials on any other website or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. The materials at this site are copyrighted and any unauthorised use of any materials at this site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. If you breach any of these terms, your authorisation to use this site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.

You may view, use, download and store the material on this website for personal, research and non-commercial educational use only. Commercial use is not permitted. If you are a teacher, educator or student, you may make a reasonable number of copies of materials on the website for use in your classroom (unless those particular materials are marked as "no copying permitted"), provided that you acknowledge the Society as the source and copyright owner of the materials.

Except for such limited classroom use, the re-distribution, re-publication, or otherwise making available of the material on this website to third parties without the prior written consent of the Society is prohibited. If you would like to request permission to reproduce any materials on this website, please contact the Society Webmaster.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

5 Contributions to the Site

The Society may make available on the website from time to time a set of forums and other means by which members may contribute to the content of the website.

By submitting to the forums or other parts of the website ("your contribution") you grant the Society a non-exclusive, perpetual licence to publish or reject your contributions on the website and to use, distribute, assign, transfer and/or adapt your contribution for any purpose consistent with the Society's charitable objectives. In this respect you agree to waive all rights that you may have in your contribution including any rights under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

The Society reserves the right to reject or publish your contribution but you are solely responsible for the legality of your contribution and for any claims or liability that may arise in connection with your contribution being posted on the Society's website. In submitting your contribution you are stating that your contribution is your original work and complies with all laws, inter alia, laws relating to intellectual property rights, privacy and defamation. You agree to indemnify the Society for any expense or liability that it may incur as a result of the illegality (or alleged illegality) of any contribution that you submit.

6 Accuracy of Information

The information given on this site is provided in good faith and is subject to change at any time.

In no circumstances will the Society be liable to you or any other third parties for any loss or damage (whether direct or indirect, including loss of profits, loss of opportunity or any consequential loss) resulting from or in any way connected with your use of the website or its content, whether caused by negligence, misrepresentation, breach of any statutory duty, or breach of contract or otherwise.

The materials provided on this website are provided "as is" without any warranties of any kind including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. We further do not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials on this website. We may make changes to the materials on this website, or to the information, products and prices described in them, at any time without notice. The material on this website may be out of date, and we make no commitment to update any material.

7 External Links

This Web Site may contain links to other web sites, which are outside our control. We are not responsible for these third party web sites, or for their content. We are providing the link for your convenience and are not endorsing the third party's web site, products or services in any way. Using automatic links to gain access to such sites is entirely at your own risk.


You agree to indemnify and hold us and any of our officers, employees and agents harmless from and against all and any expenses, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses incurred or suffered and any claims or legal proceedings which are brought or threatened, in each case arising from your use of, or conduct on, the Web Site and/or a breach of these terms and conditions.

9 Legal Jurisdiction

The Society is a charity registered in England and Wales and is based in England. The T&Cs of this website are governed by English law and as such the English Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over the settlement of any claim or dispute which may arise relating to these T&Cs and the use of this website.



Distant Selling Regulations

Goods and services purchased on this site come under The Consumer Protection (Distant Selling) Regulations 2000. This gives rights to the consumer. The Society's policy under the Regulations is as set out below

1 Name and address of the Society
See above.

2 Goods and Services on offer and prices
These are described on various pages on the web site

3 Taxes and VAT
There is no requirement for the Society to register for Value Added Tax and therefore there is no VAT due on any services supplied by the Society. There are no other taxes due. The prices quoted after adding postage and packing is the total price.

4 Delivery and Cost (postage and packing)
Delivery is usually within 7 days of receipt of the order. If we are not able to ship the order within 28 days then we will notify you of the expected delivery date. Costs of Postage and Packing are dependent on the total weight of your order and is added as part of the payment process.

5 Cancelling your order
All orders may be cancelled within 7 days. In the case of good supplied (e.g. books) this is 7 days from the date of receipt by the consumer. In the case of services supplied (e.g. database lookups) this is 7 days from the date of the contract which is the date on which Bucks FHS receives the request.

If you decide to cancel your order, the law requires you to do this in writing. This should be done either by post or email (if available) to the address to which the original order was sent.

On receipt of a cancellation notice (and the returned goods where relevant) the Society is required to refund the cost within 30 days. Cost of postage for the returned goods will be borne by the customer.

Any orders for database searches, magazines or periodicals which the Society may from time to time sell are excluded from the right to cancel.

Toys in the 1960's

Here are two examples of toys in the 1960s

The Christmas Present! about 1963.



Pedal Car

Pedal Car



The Christmas Present! about 1963.

Membership Application or Renewal

If you wish to join the Society or renew your membership we have a short application form which you can download OR you can pay by credit card on-line in our shop.

Read more: Membership Application or Renewal

Members' Interests

Are you researching your ancestors in Bucks? If so, do you know if anybody else is researching the same name/s ? All visitors to the site may search our Members Interests database to see if they can make contact with one of our members who shares their interest. Members may register their interests by using this form

Click here to Search the Members' Interests.


When you are logged in as a member...

You have access to the following material in the 'Members Only' area
Log in to see details

Register to

Researching Bucks Ancestors?

Are you researching your ancestors in Bucks? If so, do you know if anybody else is researching the same name/s ? All visitors to the site may search our Members Interests? database to see if they can make contact with one of our members who shares their interest.

Read more: Researching Bucks Ancestors?

Members' Interests Form

We maintain a register of the names and locations which our members are researching known as "Members' Interests".

Members are invited to submit their surname interests for inclusion in our list of Members' Interests

Read more: Members' Interests Form


  • Society Meetings

    The Society holds regular meetings which are free to our members. Visitors are welcome although a small donation is requested. There are many family and local history topics introduced by a knowledgeable speaker and with the opportunity for questions. There is time after the formal proceedings to browse various Society libraries and other facilities and to chat with other members.

    We hold meetings at the three venues listed below. Some libraries and other research aids are available at the Central Group meetings. A more limited range of information is also available at the Northern and Southern Group meetings.

  • Membership

    The Society is a membership organisation having over 1,500 members world-wide. We exist to educate people in family history and to help each other with research. The following are some of the benefits of membership:

    • Members receive a free copy of our  journal "Origins"(On-line members will receive a pdf version)
    • Free attendance at Society meetings which are held at three venues in the County
    • Access to members only library services
    • Free "look up" service at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
    • Access to over 300 articles available to members only in this website.
    • Use of our "members only" mailing list
    • Contribute to our "Members' Interests" database (which holds names, dates, locations of people you are researching). This database is accessible by all visitors to this site. See Members / Members' Interests in the menu.
    • Access to "members only" items in the website forums
    • Access to back issues of "Origins" magazine online (where available)

    Our membership year is from 1st January to 31st December. Anyone joining in October or later will be joining for the following year - getting up to 3 months of the current year free!

    If you would like to join, please use the link 'Buy Membership On-line'.  There is no direct access to parish records on-line for members.

  • Publications
  • Welcome
  • About Bucks FHS

    The Buckinghamshire Family History Society was formed in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of family history in Buckinghamshire including the historic county. With over 1000 members the Society caters for those with Bucks ancestry and members researching ancestry elsewhere.

    There are regular meetings held in Aylesbury, Bourne End and Bletchley. Most meetings have a speaker talking about an aspect of family history although we do have occasional themed meetings where members are invited to talk on a subject from their own family history research.

    The Society is a registered Charity (charity number 290335) and a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and is affiliated to the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society, the Buckinghamshire Record Society and Bourne End Community Association.

    The objectives of the Society are

    • to promote and encourage the public study of family history, genealogy, heraldry, local history and other associated subjects with a particular reference to Buckinghamshire;
    • to promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archival material;
    • to promote and engage in educational activities including the publication and sale of a regular journal and other appropriate material.

    Members receive a magazine 'Origins'. We have published a complete transcription of the 1851 Census for Bucks, many parish registers, session records and are currently digitising school log books and many other records relating to Bucks. We maintain a Directory of Members' Interests which is constantly updated.

    If you have interests in Bucks or live in the area please consider joining the Society. We have a depth of knowledge of researching family history and of Buckinghamshire which we are sure you will find very useful.

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