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.

Open Day 2018 on 28 July

The Society’s Open Day is Buckinghamshire's major family history event. It’s the day when all of the Society's research libraries will be available in one place, including the Buckinghamshire names database, containing well over five million surname entries taken from parish registers, wills, census returns and many lesser-known documents. The database is fully searchable – if there's an ancestor you can't find, come along and let us help you track him or her down.

 

Read more: Open Day 2018 on 28 July

Iver Heath Parish Registers

Iver Heath parish register 1862-1901 is now available in the shop. There are two versions available - Order the Iver Heath register transcription in printed book form here. Or order the Iver Heath register transcription Windows CD Version here.

Dropmore - Parish Registers

We have published the Parish Registers  Dropmore (St Anne)in both CD and printed formats.

Now available in our on-line shop. There are two versions available - Order the Dropmore register transcription in printed book form here. Or order the Dropmore register transcription Windows CD Version here.

 

 

Great Brickhill Parish Registers

We are pleased to announce the publication of St Mary the Virgin Great Brickhill parish registers covering:

Banns 1775 - 1895
Baptisms 1557 - 1901
Burials 1557 - 1901
Marriages 1557 - 1901
Includes a Surname Index

Available to via our shop

The transcription includes events and records from Bishops' Transcripts to supplement the registers.

High Wycombe Parish Registers

We are pleased to announce the publication of All Saints High Wycombe parish registers covering:

Banns 1755 - 1895
Baptisms 1590 - 1901
Burials 1590 - 1901
Marriages 1590 - 1901
Includes a Surname Index

Available to via our shop

This covers the major town in the south of Buckinghamshire, the registers show the influence of being on the main  route to Oxford, Gloucester and Wales from London.

The transcription includes events and records from Bishops' Transcripts to supplement the registers.

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  • About Bucks FHS

    The Buckinghamshire Family History Society was formed in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of family history in Buckinghamshire including the historic county. With over 1000 members the Society caters for those with Bucks ancestry and members researching ancestry elsewhere.

    There are regular meetings held in Aylesbury, Bourne End and Bletchley. Most meetings have a speaker talking about an aspect of family history although we do have occasional themed meetings where members are invited to talk on a subject from their own family history research.

    The Society is a registered Charity (charity number 290335) and a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and is affiliated to the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society, the Buckinghamshire Record Society and Bourne End Community Association.

    The objectives of the Society are

    • to promote and encourage the public study of family history, genealogy, heraldry, local history and other associated subjects with a particular reference to Buckinghamshire;
    • to promote the preservation, security and accessibility of archival material;
    • to promote and engage in educational activities including the publication and sale of a regular journal and other appropriate material.

    Members receive a magazine 'Origins'. We have published a complete transcription of the 1851 Census for Bucks, many parish registers, session records and are currently digitising school log books and many other records relating to Bucks. We maintain a Directory of Members' Interests which is constantly updated.

    If you have interests in Bucks or live in the area please consider joining the Society. We have a depth of knowledge of researching family history and of Buckinghamshire which we are sure you will find very useful.

  • Society Meetings

    The Society holds regular meetings which are free to our members. Visitors are welcome although a small donation is requested. There are many family and local history topics introduced by a knowledgeable speaker and with the opportunity for questions. There is time after the formal proceedings to browse various Society libraries and other facilities and to chat with other members.

    We hold meetings at the three venues listed below. Some libraries and other research aids are available at the Central Group meetings. A more limited range of information is also available at the Northern and Southern Group meetings.

  • Membership

    The Society is a membership organisation having over 1,500 members world-wide. We exist to educate people in family history and to help each other with research. The following are some of the benefits of membership:

    • Members receive a free copy of our  journal "Origins"(On-line members will receive a pdf version)
    • Free attendance at Society meetings which are held at three venues in the County
    • Access to members only library services
    • Free "look up" service at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
    • Access to over 300 articles available to members only in this website.
    • Use of our "members only" mailing list
    • Contribute to our "Members' Interests" database (which holds names, dates, locations of people you are researching). This database is accessible by all visitors to this site. See Members / Members' Interests in the menu.
    • Access to "members only" items in the website forums
    • Access to back issues of "Origins" magazine online (where available)

    Our membership year is from 1st January to 31st December. Anyone joining in October or later will be joining for the following year - getting up to 3 months of the current year free!

    If you would like to join, please use the link 'Buy Membership On-line'.  There is no direct access to parish records on-line for members.

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