Events

Start Date Start Time Title Description Location
Saturday 25 January 2020 13:30 Delinquents - and those who tried to reform them

Kathy Chater: Delinquents - and those who tried to reform them

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How to find out about child criminals and also discover the people who tried to reform them in the early days of the Probation Service.

Saturday 25th January Door: 1.30pm Talk: 2pm (Week later than normal)

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 05 February 2020 19:30 My Ancestor was a Brushmaker

Ken Doughty: My Ancestor was a Brushmaker

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Ken is the founding member of The Brushmakers Society and has written books and articles for Family History magazines on the subject. He started his family research in 1989 and discovered brushmakers amongst his ancestors. He uncovered so many forgotten facts about brushmakers that in 1993 he started the Brushmakers Society for those with brush and broom makers in their ancestry. This talk gives insights into Kens research and the lives of brush and broom makers.

Wednesday 5th February  Open: 7.30pm Talk 7.45pm

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

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 11 February 2020 19:15 Making the most of Find My Past

Peter Christian:

Making the most of Find My Past

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Findmypast is one of the major genealogical data services. We will look at the best ways to search and how to overcome search problems..

Tuesday 11th February Door: 7.15pm Talk: 7.45pm

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 February 2020 13:30 Local Workers and the Chesham Riot of 1834

Colin Oakes: Local Workers and the Chesham Riot of 1834

Annual Poor Law Commission

When nine persons were indicted for obstructing the removal of paupers from Chesham to the Union workhouse at Amersham by dragging them out of a waggon, and beating, assaulting, and wounding a magistrate, they received prison sentences of between 14 days and 4 months.

Saturday 16th March  Door: 1.30pm Talk: 2pm

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 04 March 2020 19:30 Members' Night

Members' Night

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Brickwalls – do you have one you would like help with? Or do you have a story about how you overcame your brickwall? Members are encouraged to share their research tribulations and triumphs. Here members of the society help others with research.

Wednesday 4th March  Open: 7.30pm Talk: 7.45pm

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

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 10 March 2020 19:15 The Origins and Development of Surnames

Les Mitchenson: The Origins and Development of Surnames

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When did Smythe become Smith and Ap Richard, Pritchard? The talk de-scribes the development of surnames and how variants became established.

Tuesday 10th March Door 7.15pm Talk: 7.45pm

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 21 March 2020 13:30 Woodlanders' Lives and Landscapes

Dr Helena Chance: Woodlanders' Lives and Landscapes

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Part of the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs community social history project aiming to connect local people to the wildlife and cultural heritage of the Central Chilterns, Helena Chance's talk will look at the lives of people who worked in the chair-making and related industries, and in lace-making and straw plaiting.

Saturday 21st March  Door: 1.30pm Talk: 2pm

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 01 April 2020 19:30 What to do with your research

John Hanson:

What to do with your research

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We all gather lots of material during our research but few really do anything with lots of it. This lecture explores some ways that you can use the data, both now and in the future.

Wednesday 1st April Open: 7.30pm Talk: 7.45pm

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

Methodist Church Hall, Queensway, Bletchley MK2 2HB
Tuesday 14 April 2020 19:15 Misdemeanours and Misdoings - The servant problem

Judith Hill: Misdemeanours and Misdoings - The servant problem

Servant2The problem of unruly servants was debated in middle-class periodicals and household manuals but was there a large “servant problem” in the Victorian period?

Tuesday 14th April Door 7.15pm Talk: 7.45pm

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 18 April 2020 13:30 Murder in Buckinghamshire

Leonard Woodley: Murder in Buckinghamshire

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A number of nineteenth-century Buckinghamshire murders will be investigated at this meeting, with the help of retired police officer turned researcher and author, Leonard Woodley. Did your ancestor have an alibi?

Saturday 18th April 1.30pm   Door: 1.30pm Talk: 2pm

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