Below is a list of genealogy software demonstrated on the 9th August 2011, and a few others! The society is not recommending any of them, it is up to you to make your own choice dependant on your needs.


The Irish were regarded as British citizens so there are few records of their departure from Ireland.

USA passenger lists began in 1819 UK passenger lists began in 1890

A selection sites covering people employed in a specific occupation

These are links to websites created by families with Buckinghamshire connections. If you would like your site included here please contact the Society with details. Please note that Buckinghamshire Family History Society is not responsible for these sites or their contents

If you have interests in areas other than Bucks you will find links to a Family History Society covering your area of interest here. The links are all to members of the Federation of Family History Societies or the Scottish Association of Family History Societies

Sites for those interested in tracing their military ancestors

Below are listed just a selection of sites you might find useful.


We are making available to members images of books about Bucks which are now out of copyright. You may choose to read them on the screen or download them. In most cases the books are searchable for key words.

The images remain the property of Buckinghamshire Family History Society and may not be reproduced in full or in part without the prior permission of the Society.

We would like to be able to offer more books so if you have a book that you would like us to share with other members please contact us. The books must be out of copyright i.e. we must be able to show that the author died more than 70 years ago.(The 70 years applies to the death of the author NOT the publication of the book)