Buckinghamshire Family History Society

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Buckinghamshire Family History Society logoEver wondered who your ancestors were? Where did they come from? What did they do? If so then welcome to the world of Family History. The Buckinghamshire Family History Society has been helping people find their ancestors for over 40 years.  Censuses, parish registers, wills, birth marriage and death certificates and many more historic records will help you find your ancestors.


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We hold monthly meetings at Bourne End, Aylesbury and Bletchley. Most meetings have a speaker. You would be very welcome to pop along to the Community Centre one month and meet us.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday each month in the Eghams Room at Bourne End Community Centre. Click here to view our program of talks at Bourne End


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20180213 CookhamDeanViewWe welcome the return of Richard Poad who will describe the life and times of the Cookham doctor in the 1920s and 1930s, which are brought vividly to life by a box full of documents donated to Maidenhead Heritage Centre.

BucksFHS 20180109 StartingYourFamilyHistory 100Using the key records for family history research and examples from his own family and research, Dave Foster builds a family tree using census, parish registers, birth, marriage and death certificates, newspapers, wills and monumental inscriptions

BucksFHS 20171209 HighWycombe MurraysPerhaps you have done most of your Christmas shopping online - but can you remember how it used to be?  Local historian and journalist Mike Dewey will tell us about ‘The Shopping Experience in Wycombe, 1945 to 1970’.

BucksFHS 20171010 magic lantern WWI This is a Magic Lantern presentation by Kevin Varty which shows how the illustrations of the Great War were heavily censored as a result of the Defence of the Realm Act. All of the slides are shown in their original format. Included in the presentation is a rare selection of uncensored American slides.

 BucksFHS 20170912 NewspapersReports, reviews, articles and advertisements in newspapers and periodicals published during the past 300 years and more offer opportunities to discover otherwise unknown facts about our ancestors.  This illustrated talk by Colin Chapman describes many examples.

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