A warm welcome to you from Buckinghamshire Family History Society. Founded in 1976, we are a group of over 1,500 family historians who have been helping each other with their research. Have a look around and see if we can help with your genealogy. Visitors are welcome to browse, registration is restricted to Society members.
Journals of other Family History Societies are now available on our website. For many years FHSs have exchanged paper copies of their magazines and journals. As Societies move to exchange digital copies we are able to put these on our website so our members can read them. Paper copies were only available at Society meetings or by post so many more of our members now have access to them.
The Journals can be found by clicking on the "Exchange Journals" link at the bottom of the main menu
We are pleased to announce the publication of Burnham St Peter parish registers covering:
Banns 1762 - 1895
Baptisms 1557 - 1901
Burials 1561 - 1901
Marriages 1561 - 1901
Includes a Surname Index
This parish covers a large area to the west of the modern Slough and includes Cippenham and Burnham Beeches. To the south Boveney was included in the parish.
Many more documents have been added to the research section. See the column on the right for a glimpse at some of the titles. Much of this material is from the Names of Bucks People holdings.
New in 2016 for our members, the Ray Shrimpton Papers are being placed online. To see the papers, log in and go to Society Menu - Research - Shrimpton Papers. Other files will be added later in the year.
Also available is research concerning the Higgs of Wavendon. There is a list of surnames in the description of the file. Thanks to Sephen Bailey for allow us to put the files online. Take a look at Society Menu - Research - Lists of Bucks People
Remember to log in first!
Interested in the First World War, but need some social history for your research. Take a look at www.ww1soldierstale.co.uk Need to know about Buckinghamshire Regiment? There is information at Wikipedia Oxford and Bucks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxfordshire_and_Buckinghamshire_Light_Infantry a good starting point.
To find out more about Buckinghamshire Men in the First World War www.buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk is a great starting place.
The Society has launched a new shop which is located at shop.bucksfhs.org.uk. If you have a bookmark for the old shop can you please update it to the new location. The new shop has a cleaner fresher look to it and we hope that you will like it. One change is that customers are no longer required to register in order to make purchases however please note that it has not been possible to carry forward registration information into the new shop so if you want to have an account you will need to re-register.