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Open Day 2018 on 28 July

The Society’s Open Day is 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 surname entries taken from parish registers, wills, census returns and many lesser-known documents. The database is fully searchable – if there's an ancestor you can't find, come along and let us help you track him or her down.



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, with an introductory talk given for those new to family history.


Regular visitors will have noticed how local history has become better represented year on year, with more museums and local history groups exhibiting alongside family history societies from around the country, archives and the customary range of suppliers of maps, books, software, archival materials and other services. We hope to continue this trend in 2018.


Entry is free. In addition to tea, coffee and light snacks, hot food such as burgers and hot dogs will be available from a mobile caterer. Come 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 RAF Halton and 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 28th July 2018, 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.


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