History Fair at the CBS

    The Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies is holding a History Fair. At the Local Studies and Archives at County Hall Walton Street, Aylesbury on Saturday 18th November 2017. Besides the knowledgeable staff there will be stands from many organisations including Buckinghamshire Family Society. Please come along and support your archives and learn about their work.
There will be talks about Family History at 10am; Research at Bletchley Park at 11am , Maud Grieve at 12am, The Safe Duke - 2nd Duke of Buckingham at 1pm, and War Stories in a Nissen Hut 2pm. This could change, so check the CBS website.  

Dave Annal: Brick Walls And Lost Ancestors

Even the luckiest of family historians will come up against brick walls from time to time. We’ve all
experienced the feeling that our ancestors appeared from thin air. Dave Annal’s talk will aim to show that everyone left a paper trail and that it’s almost always possible to find it. It will introduce a number of strategies to help you get around the brick walls and dead ends in your research, paying particular attention to getting the most out of online databases and advanced techniques such as 'family reconstruction'.

David Annel will be talking at our meeting at Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL 18th November 2017. Doors open at 13.30 with the talk starting at 14.00


Exchange Journals

Journals of other Family History Societies are now available on our website. For many years FHSs have exchanged paper copies of their magazines and journals. As Societies move to exchange digital copies we are able to put these on our website so our members can read them. Paper copies were only available at Society meetings or by post so many more of our members now have access to them. 

Added Queensland FHS - Aug issue
Added Chesterfield FHS - Sept issue
Added FHS of NZ - Aug Issue
Added Heraldry and Genealogy Soc of Canberra - Sept Issue
Added new exchange Society - Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies - Sept Issue

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BucksFHS Shop upgraded

The Society has launched a new shop which is located at shop.bucksfhs.org.uk. If you have a bookmark for the old shop can you please update it to the new location. The new shop has a cleaner fresher look to it and we hope that you will like it. One change is that customers are no longer required to register in order to make purchases however please note that it has not been possible to carry forward registration information into the new shop so if you want to have an account you will need to re-register

John Hampden

John Hampden - thumbnailWe are very pleased to have publications from the John Hampden Society in our on-line shop. This is part of a service that we offer to local history societies to promote and sell their publications. The John Hampden Society is unusual in that it's interest is in a person rather than a local town or village.

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Parish Register Searches

With the exception of a very few registers currently held by the incumbents, all Buckinghamshire Parish Registers have been transcribed up to 1901. You may request a search of these records here . Additionally when final checking has been competed they will be published and be available in the shop .  You may download the current list of the transcribed parishes here