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Geoff Swindells will be talking about How the English Civil War changed life for Buckinghamshire people. Many aspects of life were affected as the county recovered from a war. Geoff has a unique view of the period through tokens that were used during the time.  Zoom meeting starts at 8.15 pm UK time with the talk starting at 8.30.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Marian Swindells from the Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney, will be talking about Lace Making in Buckinghamshire. This subject tells us so much about the social histroy of Bucks. Touching on how poor familes worked together to get an income, education of children. And the buyers that travelled door to door or visited markets in the lace trade. The recording for this talk is now available.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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 Laragh Quinney of the National Library of Scotland will be talking about the map collections the library holds.  Since its creation the online resource has proven to be an important tool for both local historians and family history research. Via Zoom at 7.15pm for the AGM at7.30pm and the talk at 8.30pm start UK time.   If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Graham Sutherland will be talking about the development of the police, from communities policing their own people in Angleo Saxon England. Then constables belonging to Manorial Courts, county and town police and on to the modern police service. This talk follows the AGM. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member, you can join here

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Emma Cox will be talking about Organising Your Family History Research. How many times have you missed that vital clue because the information was not organised properly? Please log in to see the links to the recording below.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Ian Waller will be giving us an Introduction to Manoral records onthe 24th March 2023.   Land, tenancy and ownership were all controlled through Manorial Courts up to 1923. Many family history questions can only be answered by the study of court records.  The recording is now available.  If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

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Daniel Williams will be talking about non-conformity in Buckingamshire.  Understanding non-conformity will aid your research, even if you don't think you have non-conformist ancestors. Daniel Williams is well versed in the subject and is the Archivist for Buckinghamshire. The link to the recording is available, members must login to view. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

StMaryLangleySmJust before the English Civil war St Mary the Virgin church was changed for ever by the addition of a library that is unique in England. Julian Hunt tells the story of the library’s benefactor Sir John Kederminster and his family, and other works undertaken.  A recording is now available, please log in for the link. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here

dodershall mapAn additional talk in March will be Lost Villages of Buckinghamshire by Deborah Hayter. This facinating subject tells about how Buckinghamshire changed and the causes that led to the loss of these villages.The recording is now available at the link below, is free and for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here

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Start off the new year with our January talk by Amelia Bennett titled Using DNA to support family history research

The link to the recording is now available for our members after they have logged in to the site..

If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member  you can join here

Saracens Head Beaconsfield Coaching InnOur October online talk is by Simon Fowler and called "Brewers & Publicans". Many of us have brewers and publicans in our family trees and Simon will talk about how to research our Brewer & Publican ancestors.  Simon is known for his relaxed approach and good humour so this should be a ‘not to be missed’ event.  
The talk will be on Friday 28th October at 20:30, is free and for members only. The recording is now available if you log in.

62794439 cae7 40c8 92bf bc13d6b300a9Our November online talk is given by Adele Emm and is entitled The Economics of Marriage.  Adele explores the lot of the married woman from why it was preferable to spinsterhood and the ignominy of the ‘maiden aunt’ through to dowries, pre-nuptial agreements, marriage settlements and Property Acts.
The talk will be on Friday 25th November at 20:30, is free and for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here

John Hanson Family SeachFor our August online talk John Hanson wil talk about "Getting the best from the new FamilySearch website". The talk will be on Friday 26th August at 20:30, is free and for members only. If you wish to see this talk and are not yet a member you can join here. Using the FamilySearch site will allow access to many records in UK and the rest of the world.

This talk was recorded for our members. It will only be available for a short time.