About Us

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.

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