Will2

This talk considers the deceased, the testators, the bequests, other documents and records and shows how combining information will produce surprising results. John started researching his family history in the late 1960s and is doing a one-name study on the Titterton surname.

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faces

This talk includes wider social history as well as family history. It develops the theme of putting stories into context, perhaps by finding similar instances of whatever had happened to an ancestor or by analysing data to find what was typical and what was not.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

DoubleHelix

Where does my family come from? Unlocking the secrets of DNA testing.  Can you really be a Viking? Karen highlights the range and pitfalls of DNA testing. This talk helps us to understand how the test works in very general terms as well as helping to make the most of our results. The recording in now available, see below.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

BucksBadge2

The title says it all really. Graham has plenty of military family from Buckinghamshire so will also include useful local information. Graham is an expert on medical military history as well as identifying uniforms & cap badges, and dating military photographs. Login in to see the talk recording link.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

CrownAmersham

Proximity to London conferred upon Buckinghamshire a demand for travel to places beyond. Inns sprang up to meet the needs of travellers and the teams and coaches carrying them. To the West to Wales and Ireland Inns at Beaconsfield Wycombe and Stokenchurch Along the Old Oxford road provided for coachs until the coming of the railways. Log in to see the Zoom Link  8:15 for 8:30 start. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

bfhs250 AGM

The AGM agenda has been pubilshed in Origins Journal and can be downloaded from the link below.

The AGM will be at 7.30 pm with Zoom being open at 7.15.  Now updated new links for the zoom meeting on 28 June 2024.

Memorize mind map3

Mind Maps can be as simple or complex as you want however they help organise your planning and thought processes by visually mapping the information. Practical examples will show how they can prove invaluable in breaking down brick walls. Mind maps can also show conflicting data and gaps in research. Recording of the talk is now available, see below. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

John C. Munro off Hong Kong

General records are considered as well as the immigration of the Roma and Traveller communities, those of the Jewish faith, and Huguenots. The impact of immigration is also considered. Janet has an impressive record as speaker and member of Family History Societies.  The recording for this talk is now available  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

Finger Post 2

Bridging the gap : Tracing forwards from 1921 As well as the 1921 census and the 1939 register, there are additional records to help roll our research back to this time period which can also complement issues when descendant tracing. Part of this talk includes a WW1 case study which illustrates how important going back to come forwards can be. The talk recording is now available.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

Dickensian ChristmasIan Porter will talk about Dickens’ early years before he found fame and how his Christmas stories became an annual Victorian event.  So many of the things we now associate with Christmas sprang from him, not just A Christmas Carol but The Chimes and other stories too.  Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present will all be there. The recording of the. talk is now available, please login for the link.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

1921John Hanson is making a welcome return to talk about FindMypast and the recent changes to the site, including the 1921 Census. Keep up to date with all the changes online. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here. The recording is now available - Login required.

Grave of Albert Ray Upstone at TurwestonCommonwealth War Graves Commission talk about their organisation and the work they do. Also Highlighting their work in Buckinghamshire. This talk will not be recorded. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

Signposts

Diane Sutton will be talking about:

An A-Z trip from Astwood to Woburn Sands via Castlethorpe, Lavendon, Olney, Wavendon and more. The towns and villages of North Bucks that missed out in 1967 to become part of the New Town of Milton Keynes. Diane has photos of churches, pubs and anything else that looks interesting she says. Recording now available - login to see link.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here