20210528 1939Census 100pxThe 1939 Register was taken on 29 September. It was devised to produce 40 million Identity Cards, when rationing was introduced. The information recorded provides a huge bridge between the last published census (1911) and 1939. Join Dr. Penny Walters on 28th May to hear all about the most recent census currently available. This talk is free and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20210625 placenames littlesnoring 100pxOn 25th June Anthony Poulton-Smith will engage us all about the origins of place names. This talk is free and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20210423 Civil Registration 100pxOn 23rd April Mary Teviot discusses Civil Registration, the pitfalls of the indexes, spelling variants and errors in digitisation. This talk is free and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20210326 Migration Slums 100pxIn March Laurie Page talks about migration and what do to when we get stuck. This free talk is on Friday 26th Mar and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20210226 DeniseBates Newspapers 100pxIn February Denise Bates discussed Newspapers as a historical source. This free talk is on Friday 26th Feb and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20210122 JanetFew AgLabs 100pxOur January talk is "Sons of the Soil" and is all about the most common occupation of our ancesters - Agricultural Labourers. The talk by Dr. Janet Few is on Friday 22nd Jan starting at 20:30. This free talk is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20201023 Wills Our October talk is by Jackie Depelle and is about Wills for Family History. This free talk is on Friday 23rd October and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20201127 Surnames Our November talk is by John Titterton and is about Pinpointing the origins of a surname. This free talk is on Friday 27th November and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20201218 apprenticeOur December talk is "A job for life: the history of apprenticeship and guilds" by Sarah Doig. This free talk is on Friday 18th December and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

Victorian Camera 100pxOur August talk is about family photographs. The talk, by Steve Gill, will cover the history of photography, aids to dating those old family photographs and hints on restoration and conservation of your photos. This free talk is on Friday 21st August and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

Bucks map During the corona virus lock-down we are unable to hold our usual monthly meetings. As a replacement for these we are running a series of on-line talks. This also provides an opportunity for members who live away from Buckinghamshire to participate in Society talks. On Friday 31st July Les Mitchinson will tell us about "Using Maps" in family history. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

20200925 Fleet Marriage Our September talk is about marriage. The talk, by Gill Blanchard, is entitled "Tying the knot: marriage and its records". This free talk is on Friday 25th Sept and is for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.

BuckinghamWorkhouseDuring the corona virus lock-down we are unable to hold our usual monthly meetings. As a replacement for these we are running a series of on-line talks. This also provides an opportunity for members who live away from Buckinghamshire to participate in Society talks. On Friday 26th June Julian Hunt will talk about "Buckinghamshire Workhouses". If you wish to hear this talk and are not yet a member you can join here.