Events

Start Date Start Time Title Description Location
Saturday 18 May 2019 13:30 Turning Your Tree Into A Tale

Kathy Chater: Turning Your Tree Into A Tale

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Researching is only half the battle - writing it up so that others will want to read it is the other. Kathy Chater suggests ways in which to present research in an interesting way. Followed by Aylesbury - AGM which offers the chance for you to help shape the furtre of your society.

Saturday 18th May 1.30pm

At Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL. See Central Branch for details & charges.

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Saturday 18 May 2019 15:30 AGM

Buckinghamshire FHS

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The Annual General Meeting is on Saturday 18th May 2019 at 3.30pm.

Venue Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, HP21 7PL

See AGM Notice for Details 

The final agenda and Executive Committee nomonations are now published. See AGM Agenda

See Previous Minutes (2018)

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Wednesday 05 June 2019 19:30 Film And Sound Archives For Historians

Kathy Chater: Film And Sound Archives For Historians

facesCould one of your ancestors have appeared on film? Might they have attended an event, or even been in the public eye? Kathy Chater explores way to find records of ancestors walking, talking and perhaps acting.

Wednesday 5th June 7.30pm

At Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB See Northern Branch for details & charges.

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 11 June 2019 19:15 Opening The Dore

John Frearson: Opening the Dore

cottageThe truth behind a pre-WW1 friendship between two Wiltshire farmers’ sons, and how one’s marriage to the sister of the other led to the discovery of an 18th century Grant of Arms, family trees, crested china and unexpected links with Merchant Mariner relatives.

Tuesday 11th June 7.30pm

At Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

See Southern Branch for details & charges.

Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5SX
Saturday 15 June 2019 13:30 Your Meeting - Show and Tell

Members Meeting: Show and tell

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The stories linked to artefacts play an important part in our social history. This is your chance to bring something and discuss it. The photograph shows my grandfather directing a funeral, one of his many occupations.

Saturday 15th June 1.30pm

At Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL. See Central Branch for details & charges.

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Wednesday 03 July 2019 19:30 Coram and the Foundling Hospital

Colin Oakes: Coram and the Foundling Hospital

The Foundling HospitalThe Coram Foundation was the personal creation of a former sea captain, philanthropist and ship builder and was like no other orphanage in the country or abroad. Thousands went into this institution and yet because of its unique short birth certificate, many do not realise their relatives were there. The talk speaks of its conception, development and subsequent move out of London in 1923 to Surrey, then Hertfordshire before it comes back to London in a different form. Lastly we look at its 1938-2019 role, and the problem of the Coram museum.

Wednesday 3rd July 7.30pm

At Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB See Northern Branch for details & charges.

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 09 July 2019 19:15 Coroners' Inquests

Dr Kathy Chater: Coroners' Inquests

BecCoronersCourtsThe coroner holds an inquest if a death has been sudden and unexplained, when the cause is unknown, or the death is unnatural. Requiring no legal or medical knowledge until more recent times, the Coroner was an elected official. Inquests were often held in rooms in pubs. Records of Inquests are fascinating - where they can be found - throwing much light on the way of life and manner of death experienced by our ancestors. The majority of post mid-18th century records are held at local archives, but The National Archives holds some dating back to the 12th century, although none is available to view online.

Tuesday 9th July 7.30pm

At Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

See Southern Branch for details & charges.

Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5SX
Wednesday 07 August 2019 19:30 Buckinghamshire Convicts 1770-1870

Ken Griffin: Buckinghamshire Convicts 1770-1870

prisonerThere is so much to be discovered about convicts in Buckinghamshire. From the debitors in the Bridewell to those who hang or get transported. This will be a facinating talk

Wednesday 3rd July 7.30pm

At Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB See Northern Branch for details & charges.

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 13 August 2019 19:15 Old Photographs - Their Care And Conservation

Tom Doig: Old Photographs - Their Care And Conservation

colnbrook1sWith pollution and modern materials, our photographs are at an increasing risk. In this talk Tom Doig considers how they should be stored, and methods of ‘safe’ display. He'll also take a brief look at the vulnerability of audio and video recordings and suggest strategies for their preservation.

Tuesday 13th August 7.30pm

At Bourne End Community Centre. Wakeman Road, Bourne End, SL8 5SX.

See Southern Branch for details & charges.

Bourne End Community Centre, Wakeman Road, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5SX
Saturday 17 August 2019 13:30 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor

Helen Ford: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor

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Helen Ford, Archive Manager at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick, will give this talk on the subject of family history and trade unions. Helen will provide an introduction to the Modern Records Centre and an overview of the wide range of occupations and trade union collections held there. Using several examples of different trade unions archives Helen will provide details of the specific types of membership records and the information they often contain, including marital status, employer, sickness and unemployment payments, retirement and cause of death.

Saturday 17th August 1.30pm

At Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL. See Central Branch for details & charges.

Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL