Buckinghamshire Family History Society

This section lists Buckinghamshire Family History Societies, providing details of each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Contact Information for Buckinghamshire Family History Society

Address:

PO Box 403
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire

HP21 7GU

E-Mail:

secretary@bucksfhs.org.uk

The Society was founded in 1976 and now has over 1500 members who help each other with their research, mainly within the county.

A forum is also on their site, but access is restricted to members only.


Society Branches

The Society has different branches, which include:

Northern Branch (at Bletchley)

Meetings are held by the branch at:

Methodist Church Hall
Queenway
Bletchley
MK2 2HB




Central Branch (at Aylesbury)

Branch Meetings are held at:

Turnfurlong Junior School
Turnfurlong Lane
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP21 7PL




Southern Branch (at Bourne End)

Branch Meetings are held at:

Bourne End Community Centre
Wakeman Road
Bourne End
SL8 5SX





Research Conducted by the Society

For payment of a fee, the Society is prepared to conduct searches in the following indexes:

  • 1851 Census of Buckinghamshire
  • Burial Index 
  • Marriage Index 1538-1837
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • Strays

For a full list of parishes and years covered by these indexes, please visit their site.


Society Publications

Many publications are sold by the society, which include:

  • 1641 Poll Tax Waddesdon and Cottesloe
  • 1831 Muster Lists of Militia
  • 1851 Census Index
  • Aylesbury Calendar of Prisoners
  • Aylesbury Elections 1802/1804
  • Aylesbury Prisoners
  • Buckinghamshire Electoral Register 1832
  • Bucks Assizes 1784-1855
  • Dell Index of Bucks Apprentices
  • Local History Publications
  • Parish Registers
  • Police Records 1791-1868
  • Poor Law Index
  • School Records

Website:
http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk


Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society

Founded in 1992, Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society aims to help members with their research into their ancestry. They can help you with your family history research whether or not you live in the county.

Contact Information for Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society

Contact:

Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society
c/o Varneys
Rudds Lane
Haddenham
Buckinghamshire
HP17 8JP

E-Mail:

eve@varneys.org.uk 

A list of parishes in Buckinghamshire, along with the dates covered by the registers is accessible on their site.  This also includes the dates covered by the International Genealogical Index (IGI) and the Society's own indexes in each case.


Society Resources

Many resources are available in their Library, which incorporate:

  • Census Indexes
  • Gibson Guides
  • Journals of other Societies
  • McLaughlin Guides
  • Parish Register Transcripts

A full list of resources held by the Society is only given to new Society members.


Society Newsletter

Bucks Ancestor, the Society's quarterly newsletter, includes information regarding society affairs such as new members, the Society programme, additions to the library and news.  Details of presentations made at meetings is also included, as is lists and information about people from Buckinghamshire.  A subject index to these publications is accessible on their site.


Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1910 Bucks Land Tax Survey
  • BGS Members' Interests Directories 1992-1997 (2 volumes) - surnames being researched by members
  • Bledlow Charity Books 1720-1830, 1831-1835, 1800-1816 (extra), 1816-1823 (extra), 1835-1836, 1824-1829, 1837-1841, 1841-1854
  • Bledlow Charity School Accounts 1826-1831
  • Buckinghamshire Gazetteers
  • Bucks Ancestor 1992-1994 (Society's Quarterly Journal)
  • Bucks Convicts 1789-1860: Convicts transported to Australia.  Includes Court, Sentence, Date, Ship, Destination, Sailing Date, Ship List
  • Bucks Insurance Directory 1715-1730, 1775-1784
  • Bucks Posse Comitatus (Software) (Males aged 16-60 in 1798)
  • Census Indexes
  • Gazetteer of Buckinghamshire in 1868
  • Gibson Guides

Publications sold by the Society also include:

  • History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham
  • History and Antiquities of the Town, Hundred and Deanery of Buckingham
  • History of Newport Pagnell
  • History of the Parish of Wraysbury, Ankerwyke Priory and Magna Charta Island: with the History of Horton and the Town of Colnbrook, Bucks - Gordon Willoughby James Gyll
  • Insurance Directories 1715-1730, 1775-1784
  • McLaughlin Guides
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Nonconformist Register Transcripts
  • Parish Register Transcripts
  • Tracing Your Ancestors in Bucks
  • War Memorial and War Grave Transcripts
  • Winnie's Wycombe - Reminiscences of 1930s and 1940s

Settlement Papers are also available for sale, covering the following areas:

  • Buckingham
  • Chalfont St Peter
  • Iver
  • Newport Pagnell
  • Quainton
  • Stoke Poges
  • Stony Stratford

Maps are also sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • Aylesbury Map 1809
  • Chesham Town Tithe Map 1843
  • Godfrey Maps
  • Maps of Buckinghamshire Parishes
  • Whaddon Village Map 1801

Surnames Researched by Members

A database of surnames currently being researched by members of the Society is also accessible.


Website:
http://www.bucksgs.org.uk



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