Talk

  • Bourne End - Brick Walls and research - 9th May 2023

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    Having problems with that dead end or brick wall you cannot get past? Come along for some online research to discover how to get round them. Bucks FHS Names Database will also be available. This Southern Branch meeting is on Tuesday 9th May at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Charity and Wills - 11th Apr 2023

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    Unfortunately Tom Doig who was to talk about dating your old family photographs is unwell and cannot make it. As a late replacement Tony Sargeant has stepped in to talk about Charity and the use of WIlls. The Tom Doig talk will be rescheduled. This Southern Branch meeting is on Tuesday 11th April at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Christmas Meeting and Social - 13th Dec 2022

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    The Southern Branch christmas meeting is on Tuesday 13th December. There will be a Family History related quiz, minced pies, mulled wine and soft drinks. You are invited to bring along a 5 minute talk about Christmases in your family (distant or recent past). This is a social gathering where we also may be able to help with some famil history riddles. This meeting is at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45   

  • Bourne End - Film and Sound Archives for Family Historians-11th July 2023

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    At our meeting on 11th July Kathy Chater wil talk about Film and Sound Archives for Family Historians. This Southern Branch meeting is on Tuesday 11th July at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Ian Waller - Brickwalls - 12th Mar 2024

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    How to demolish your family history brickwalls. This talk with Ian Waller is on Tuesday 12th March at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Julian Hunt - A History of Marlow - 11th Jun 2024

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    Julian Hunt makes a welcome return to the Buckinghamshire Family History Society on 11th June to talk about the History of Marlow. Meeting held atBourne End Community Centre starting at 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30).

  • Bourne End - Kirsty Gray - Rummaging in the Parish Chest - 9th Apr 2024

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    KIrsty Gray makes a return visit this time to rummage around in The Parish Chest on Tuesday 9th April at Bourne End Community Centre starting at 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Mind the Gap - by David Annal - 14th Feb 2023

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    David Annal returns to talk about Gaps. Those steps missed in research that will catch you out much later. This Southern Branch meeting is on Tuesday 14th February at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - My Average Ancestor - with Ian Waller - 14th Mar 2023

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    In March Ian Waller will be talking about "My Average Ancestor" which looks at the records our typical, average ancestor would be expected to have left behind (their genealogical footprint). Given that almost everyone has "average" ancestors this talk will help just about anyone with their research. This Southern Branch meeting is on Tuesday 14th March at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Nicholas Dixon - Putting your Ancestors on the Map: Finding the Locations of Family Photographs - 13 Aug 2024

    Nicholas Dixon Locating Old Photographs

    Nicholas Dixon will be showing us how to identify the location where our old family photographs were taken at our meeting on Tuesday 13th August the location for which is Bourne End Community Centre starting at 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Postmen, Customs Officers and others - 13th June 2023

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    Our June meeting is a talk by Alan Ruston about the lives and records of Postmen, Customs Officers and others of that ilk. This Southern Branch meeting is on Tuesday 13th June at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Richard Holt - Apprenticeship Records - 14th May 2024

    Richard Holt - Apprentices

    In a change to our published program Richard Holt will be talking about Apprenticeship Records at our meeting on Tuesday 14th May the location for which is Bourne End Community Centre starting at 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - Searching for Surnames - 10th Jan 2023

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    We start 2023 with a talk from the ever popular Kirsty Gray. On 10th January she will be discussing "Searching for Sunames". The meeting is in the Eghams Room at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45. 

  • Bourne End - Short Talks - Newspapers - 9th Jul 2024

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    For our summer home grown talks this time the theme is Newspapers. Come along and give a short talk on something from your family history that made the newspapers. Or just come along and listen to the varied talks. Bourne End Community Centre starting at 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30) on Tuesday 9th July.

  • Bourne End - Starting Your Family History - 8th Nov 2022

    Who Is In Your Family Tree

    Using the key records for family history research and examples from his own family and research, Dave Foster builds a family tree using census, parish registers, birth, marriage and death certificates, newspapers, wills and monumental inscriptions. This talk is at Bourne End Community Centre on Tuesday 8th November at 19:45   

  • Bourne End - The National Archives-8th Aug 2023

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    On 8th August Simon Fowler will talk about The National Archvies in Kew. This Southern Branch meeting is on Tuesday 8th August at Bourne End Community Centre and starts at on 19:45 (Doors open at 19:30)

  • Bourne End - The Workhouse & Poor Law Union - 11th Oct 2022

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     Bourne End's meeting in October is titled "The Workhouse and Poor Law Union" with Colin Oakes. The talk is at Bourne End Community Centre on Tuesday 11th October at 19:45

     The importance of workhouses in the community cannot be ignored when researching family history. This talk covers the start and growth of the instutuion from medieval times though the tudor time and on to the Victoran period. Finally ending with the changes in 1834 and their end in 1948.