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Mind Maps can be as simple or complex as you want however they help organise your planning and thought processes by visually mapping the information. Practical examples will show how they can prove invaluable in breaking down brick walls. Mind maps can also show conflicting data and gaps in research. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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General records are considered as well as the immigration of the Roma and Traveller communities, those of the Jewish faith, and Huguenots. The impact of immigration is also considered. Janet has an impressive record as speaker and member of Family History Societies.  The recording for this talk is now available  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Bridging the gap : Tracing forwards from 1921 As well as the 1921 census and the 1939 register, there are additional records to help roll our research back to this time period which can also complement issues when descendant tracing. Part of this talk includes a WW1 case study which illustrates how important going back to come forwards can be. The talk recording is now available.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

Dickensian ChristmasIan Porter will talk about Dickens’ early years before he found fame and how his Christmas stories became an annual Victorian event.  So many of the things we now associate with Christmas sprang from him, not just A Christmas Carol but The Chimes and other stories too.  Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present will all be there. The recording of the. talk is now available, please login for the link.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

1921John Hanson is making a welcome return to talk about FindMypast and the recent changes to the site, including the 1921 Census. Keep up to date with all the changes online. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here. The recording is now available - Login required.

Grave of Albert Ray Upstone at TurwestonCommonwealth War Graves Commission talk about their organisation and the work they do. Also Highlighting their work in Buckinghamshire. This talk will not be recorded. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Diane Sutton will be talking about:

An A-Z trip from Astwood to Woburn Sands via Castlethorpe, Lavendon, Olney, Wavendon and more. The towns and villages of North Bucks that missed out in 1967 to become part of the New Town of Milton Keynes. Diane has photos of churches, pubs and anything else that looks interesting she says. Recording now available - login to see link.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Geoff Swindells will be talking about How the English Civil War changed life for Buckinghamshire people. Many aspects of life were affected as the county recovered from a war. Geoff has a unique view of the period through tokens that were used during the time.  Zoom meeting starts at 8.15 pm UK time with the talk starting at 8.30.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Marian Swindells from the Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney, will be talking about Lace Making in Buckinghamshire. This subject tells us so much about the social histroy of Bucks. Touching on how poor familes worked together to get an income, education of children. And the buyers that travelled door to door or visited markets in the lace trade. The recording for this talk is now available.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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 Laragh Quinney of the National Library of Scotland will be talking about the map collections the library holds.  Since its creation the online resource has proven to be an important tool for both local historians and family history research. Via Zoom at 7.15pm for the AGM at7.30pm and the talk at 8.30pm start UK time.   If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Graham Sutherland will be talking about the development of the police, from communities policing their own people in Angleo Saxon England. Then constables belonging to Manorial Courts, county and town police and on to the modern police service. This talk follows the AGM. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member, you can join here

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Emma Cox will be talking about Organising Your Family History Research. How many times have you missed that vital clue because the information was not organised properly? Please log in to see the links to the recording below.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Ian Waller will be giving us an Introduction to Manoral records onthe 24th March 2023.   Land, tenancy and ownership were all controlled through Manorial Courts up to 1923. Many family history questions can only be answered by the study of court records.  The recording is now available.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here