This database is not yet complete. It currently contains details of over 200,000 names, extracted from every Will proved in The Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham (1680–1801) and Princes Risborough Testators proved in The Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham (1500–1858).

This is an extract from the records of the Winslow Workhouse. The transcription is unchecked and any data obtained from searches should be treated as such. The Society is grateful to Jenny Peel for permission to make this transcription available.

A search of a specific type of record will be undertaken for members by Volunteers at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies (CBS) in Aylesbury.

Always wondered how to determine which nth cousin x times removed you are from a relative? Well read on and you will be able to work this out for yourself!

Lets assume we have a family starting with Ada and Albert who are married and have two children Barry and Beryl. The family tree continues as set out below

The following parishes are not on the IGI and therefore do not appear in Ancestry or FindMyPast

Aston Sandford    published by Bucks FHS
Biddlestone    published by Bucks FHS
Bierton
Boarstall
Bradwell Abbey
Brill        published by Bucks FHS
Buckland    published by Bucks FHS
Cadmore End    published by Bucks FHS
Calverton
Castlethorpe
Chilton
Creslow
Cuddington
Dagnall
Drayton Beaucamp
East Claydon
Emberton
Fawley        published by Bucks FHS
Fleet Marston    published by Bucks FHS
Great Brickhill
Haddenham
Hanslope
Horsenden    published by Bucks FHS
Horton        published by Bucks FHS
Hulcott        published by Bucks FHS
Ickford
Ilmer
Kingsey
Little Brickhill
Little Hampden
Little Linford
Little Marlow    published by Bucks FHS
Middle Claydon
Nettleden
Newton Blossomville
North Crawley
Oving        published by Bucks FHS
Penn
Petsoe
Pitchcott    published by Bucks FHS
Quarrendon
Saunderton
Shabbington
Shalstone
Steeple Claydon
Stowe
Towersley
Turweston
Whitchurch
Wolverton
Woodham
Worminghall
Wraysbury    published by Bucks FHS

The most used parish resource are the registers for baptisms, marriages and burials but there are many other parish records which may have survived and could help family historians. Below is a list of the various parish records, if they have survived they are most likely to be in the County Record Office.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the use of the Bucks Church Finder

Dates of UK Parish Registers

UK Parish Registers go from 1538 to the present day. Not all records survive.

A useful source of information is "The Phillimore Atlas and Index to Parish Registers" by Cecil Humphrey-Smith which contains parish maps and a list of registers (and dates) available.

1751 - The Nine Month Year and 1752 - the year they stole 11 days

Before 1751 the UK worked by the Julian calendar (25th March, Lady Day, to 24th March). By this time most of Europe, with the exception of Russia, had switched to the Gregorian calendar (1st January to 31st December).

Dates of Civil Registration

Civil Registration started in the UK on 1st July 1837 and continues to the present day.

Acts of Parliament which created Civil Registration

Bucks FHS does not participate in finding living people and is compliant with Data Protection Legislation.

Here are some links that will help you to find living people

Dates of Uk Censuses

  • 1801 Mar 10
  • 1811 May 27
  • 1821 May 28
  • 1831 May 30
  • 1841 Jun 6
  • 1851 Mar 30
  • 1861 Apr 7
  • 1871 Apr 2
  • 1881 Apr 3
  • 1891 Apr 5
  • 1901 Mar 31
  • 1911 Apr 2

Below is part of the list of Family Trees available for download.

Subcategories

The Society has been creating databases of Family History data for over 15 years. We can provide searches in the databases listed below.