BucksFHS News

Open Day 2017 Exhibitors

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



Family History Research:

Berkshire Family History Society


Birmingham and Midlands Society for Genealogy and Heraldry


Bristol and Avon Family History Society


The Census Detectives

The Census Detectives are a small troupe of family historians from the Society of Genealogists who travel to various family history fairs in England and Wales showing people how to make best use of the internet for their research. With years of experience and understanding of the intricacies of online indexes and databases the Census Detectives provide the opportunity to sit down and have a personal consultation and see if that elusive census or BMD entry really cannot be found.



Families in British India Society

Did your European or Anglo-Indian ancestors live or work in India or South Asia between 1600 and 1947? The Families In British India Society (FIBIS) is a self-help organisation devoted to members researching their ancestors and the background against which they led their lives in

British India’.


Family and Community History Research Association

Local and community history research


Guild of One Names Studies

The Guild of One-Name Studies is the worldwide centre of excellence in one-name studies and promotes the interests of both the individuals and groups who are engaged in them.


London, Westminster and Middlesex Family History Society


Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society


Northamptonshire Family History Society


Oxfordshire Family History Society


Romany and Traveller Family History Society


John Smith? - No Problem!

Two researchers who have turned their experience of researching a common surname into a book to guide others.

Suffolk Family History Society


West Middlesex Family History Society


Wiltshire Family History Society


Wooster Family Group


Local History Research:

Beaconsfield and District Historical Society

Devoted to the history of the town and its environs, the Society now celebrates over fifty years of its own.


Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society

The senior body in the County in the fields of Archaeology, Architecture and Local History, the Society has active specialist sections for Historic Buildings and Natural History.


Buckinghamshire Records Society

Buckinghamshire possesses historical records of every kind. The aim of the Society is to make more of these records readily available by publishing texts, calendars and indexes, annual volumes having been published since 1937.


The Celfunde Inheritance

Local history and heritage for Chalfont St Peter.


Cholesbury cum St Leonards Local History Group

Local history of Cholesbury and St Leonards


Hamlet Historians

The parish history of the hamlets of Stokenchurch.

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Leighton Buzzard and District Archaelogical and Historical Society

Local history for the Leighton Buzzard area.


Records of Stone Parish

Records relating to Stone Parish will be available for visitors to conduct their own research

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Wolverton and District Archaeological and Historical Society

With a range of local and social history books, relating to Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire in particular.


Printed Publications, Software, Archival Products and Other Services

John Bacon Books

Books on local history subjects.


CAB Search

Archival storage products, books and maps.


EurekA Partnership

An independent publisher offering its own range of affordable books based on research using many lesser-known original sources.


Family History Partnership

A publisher of books from some of the leading authors in the field of fsmily history.



Offering original postcards and ephemera.

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R.A. Longley Publications

Family history books, CDs and storage items.


MM Publications

Offers a wide range of maps and books


My History

Suppliers of software, binders and charts for the family historian.


This Way Books

Offering the range of Cassini Historical OS Maps, and other family and local history publications.


Military Connections

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Branch of the Western Front Association

World War One research.


Unknown Soldier

Unknown Soldier is a military research service which explores 175 years of the British Army’s history between the years 1745 and 1920 and which specializes in soldier research. If you have an ancestor who served with the British Army, Unknown Soldier can help uncover their soldiering past.


Archives and Museums

Centre For Buckinghamshire Studies

The County's principal archive, whose collections originate from a wide range of organizations and cover today's Buckinghamshire, as well as those areas of the county that are now in Berkshire and Milton Keynes.


Chesham Museum

The rich history of Chesham and its past inhabitants. The collection, which includes a collection of around 700 images, primarily deals with things that are associated with Chesham, but also the outer-lying areas: Asheridge, Ashley Green, Ballinger, Bellingdon, Chartridge, Hyde Heath, Latimer, Lee Common and Ley Hill.


Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney

Within the museum’s collections are the literary works and personal effects of William Cowper which give a detailed insight into Georgian life, and a fine collection of lace and local history artefacts. There will be a bobbin lace table display and lacemaking demonstration at Open Day.


Haddenham Museum

Offers an absorbing glimpse of former times in this delightful part of rural Buckinghamshire.


The Heritage Park Pitstone Green Museum

Located in the buildings and orchards of an 1831 farm, the Museum offers a fascinating and inexpensive day out for the family. The many interesting exhibits include three model railways, a 37hp Crossley gas engine, stationary engines, vintage wirelesses, photographic and electrical apparatus and a second world war military aviation room, the highlight being a full size reconstruction of a section of a wartime Avro Lancaster Bomber.