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.
The Society looks forward to welcoming you, the public, and its members, to its annual Open Day, which will take place on Saturday 23rd July 2016, from 10am to 4pm at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH.
This is the day when all of the Society's research libraries will be available in one place, including our names database, containing well over five million entries. Parish register transcripts and other Society publications will be on sale from the bookstall. It's also your opportunity to talk to guest family history societies from around the country. Alongside them will be the customary range of suppliers of maps, books, software, archival materials and other services.
Once again the Society's Dave Foster will be giving two one-hour introductory talks designed for newcomers to family history. They'll be given at 11am and 2pm. Places are available on a first-come basis, so please express your interest at the Registration Desk when you arrive.
Entry is free, and tea and coffee will be available. Why not bring a packed lunch and make a day of it?
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.