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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)
  • Attendance at Society meetings at a lower rate than non members,  Meetings are held at Aylesbury, Bourne End & Bletchley.
  • 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.

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.