Research

Baptisms Searches

The Society's Baptisms Database was started in 1999. The eventual objective is to record all baptisms from the parish registers of Buckinghamshire up to 1901. We have already recorded most of them - over 587,000.

The search options are:

For a list of parishes covered see Current Database Status .

Searches of the database can be made.

Through the Search Request Form

Send your baptism, burial or marriage search request through the online Search Request Form. The online form will guide you and provides the fastest service. Payment will be through the Bucks FHS Shop using your credit card. You will receive a reply confirming the cost of the search/es with a link to the shop where you may purchase the necessary vouchers to pay for the search by credit card. When payment has been received the results will be sent via email.
(IMPORTANT please only purchase vouchers when requested to do so – do not purchase in advance).

By Post

or by post to Madeleine Harvey, BFHS Baptisms, 1 Drove Cottages, Newhaven Road, Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3HD. Please give all variants of the surname that you would like searched - these are all included in one search. Post your request together with a sterling cheque (payable to Bucks Family History Society). You should also tell us whether you wish to receive your results by email (don’t forget to include your email address) or as a printout(please send a large s.a.e with loose stamps.)

 

You will receive:

Output will include (if on the original register) the names of the bride and groom, their places of residence, occupations, ages, name & occupation of fathers, whether by banns or licence, names of witnesses, whether or not the bride, groom & witnesses signed the register and an indicator to show that more information is contained in the original register. For an example of baptism search results click here

Searches are covered by the Consumer Protection (Distant Selling) Regulations 2000