BucksFHS News

Barrie Penfold and Dave Foster digitising TargetLast week Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association's magazine “Target” was digitised in a joint venture between the Association and the Buckinghamshire Family History Society.

 

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Over  the next few weeks there will be changes to the organisation of the website to make content more accessible for members. We hope to improve accessibility.

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Some of the menus have changed with the members area being greatly expanded.

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We have an excellent website which is in the course of being re-designed, and an increasingly active group on Facebook. Both of these enable members and visitors to share research interests, seek advice and help and explore the records and other sources of information in Buckinghamshire.

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bfhslogoJournals of other Family History Societies are now available on our website. 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. 

Update: We now have joournals from Dorset, Ipswich (Australia), Canberra (Australia) and many more.

Many more societies are moving over to electronic publishing of Journals. Please go to the member's area for the latest editions.

John Hampden - thumbnailWe are very pleased to have publications from the John Hampden Society in our on-line shop. This is part of a service that we offer to local history societies to promote and sell their publications. The John Hampden Society is unusual in that it's interest is in a person rather than a local town or village.

With the exception of a very few registers currently held by the incumbents, all Buckinghamshire Parish Registers have been transcribed up to 1901. You may request a search of these records here . Additionally when final checking has been competed they will be published and be available in the shop .  You may download the current list of the transcribed parishes here

The Bucks Names Index now contains nearly 5.2 million names of people with Buckinghamshire connections. In addition to the information from nearly every Parish register there is information from a wide variety of other sources - see below for some of them.

Recently two photo albums have come into the possession of the Society. A note on the front cover says that they are holiday photographs taken in July/August 1927 and Summer 1928 in Padbury and the surrounding area. Can you help identify the families?
STOP PRESS - see below for the identities of some of the characters appearing. But the mystery remains - who owned the albums and appears as 'ME' ?? Can you shed any light?

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There are also two new publications produced by local historians about the men who fell in the First World War. One on the men from Stewkley and the other on the men from Wendover

Bucks Family History Society has won the 2010 Website Award from the Federation of Family History Societies. The award, in the large Societies category, follows the 2nd and 3rd placings gained in the last three years.

Join the Society after 1st Oct any year and get membership for the whole of the following year included, i.e up to 15 months membership for the price of 12 months.

It is now possible to join the Society or renew membership using a credit card on-line in our shop.

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