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 2017 Exhibitors

We, and the following organizations, look forward to meeting you at The Grange School in July:

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Burnham Parish Registers

Burnham St PeterWe 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

Available to via our shop

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.

New facilities on Website

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!  

Chalfont St Giles School Records

We have published the historic records of Chalfont St Giles School. The CD includes indexed images of log books, admission registers, including a great amount of information.

 To order click here


Read more: Chalfont St Giles School Records

Aylesbury Calendars of Prisoners

Aylesbury Calendars of Prisoners is now available for sale in the shop.

This DVD contains images of all the Calendars available, covering the period 1783 to 1892 for the Assize court and 1787 to 1909 for the Quarter Sessions. The calendars show the progression of the defendant through the courts. Starting as a pre-trial document, many are annotated with the results of the trial. Normally the trial would have been through the local petty sessions before being sent for trial in Aylesbury. 

Read more: Aylesbury Calendars of Prisoners


  • 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 1600 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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