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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Family Tree When someone dies without leaving a will and with no immediate kin, the value of the estate is held by Her Majesty’s Treasury Department, allowing time for the rightful heirs to make a claim.

Kirsty Gray will talk about tracing the family tree of the deceased to locate individuals who are potential beneficiaries.

Wooburn Green War MemorialEvery community was affected by the war. The thousands of war memorials all around the country, including many in workplaces and schools, are evidence of this. Drawing on a wide variety of documents, in record offices, libraries and online, Audrey Collins shows us how we can discover the ways in which a particular community was affected.

marlow church yard thumbnailMany of us wander around churchyards and cemeteries, tracing family members or just out of interest. This illustrated talk by Kevin Varty explores the sometimes hidden meanings of the symbols which are often carved into the headstones, revealing a lost language from the past. The talk also shows how these symbols have been used by the funeral business, especially during Victorian times.

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

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