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Date

Subject

Members5th Nov 2014Members' Evening
Member's own research
Alan Ruston1st Oct 2014Non-Conformity
The history of the various denominations since their foundation in the 17th century
Richard Ratcliffe 3rd Sep 2014What's in The Parish Chest
The records to be found in the Parish Chest, from the 15th to the early 20th century
John Hanson6th Aug 2014The New FamilySearch Website
The latest changes, and how to get the best from them
Prof. Rebecca Probert2nd Jul 2014Tracing Marriages
Legal requirements and actual practice, 1700 -1900
Kathy Chater4th Jun 2014Turning Your Tree Into a Tale
Ways to present your research in an interesting way
Julian Hunt7th May 2014A E Housman, A Shropshire Lad
The family history of the poet A E Housman
Brian Horridge2nd Apr 2014Members' Evening
Bucks FHS Digital Resources
Ian Waller5th Mar 2014Debts, Debtors and Bankrupts
Tracing records of ancestors living beyond their means
Bruce Smith5th Feb 2014Local Drove Roads
The lives of drovers taking livestock to market before railways
Michael Kushner8th Jan 2014A Journey to Station X
The Bletchley Park Story
Edna Dickenson4th Dec 2013Wartime Christmas
Demonstration of how women coped in the kitched during WW2
Members2nd Nov 2013Members' Evening
A snippet from your family history?
Judy Davies2nd Oct 2013Pressed or Volunteer?
Tracing the life of John White the Boatswain
Dave Foster4th Sep 2013Beginners' Family History
Sue Donelly7th Aug 2013Mapping Rich and Poor
Charles Booth's enquiry into London life and labour
Ian Waller3rd Jul 201320th Century Army Records
Louise Taylor5th Jun 2013Adoption and Fostering
Entry removed at speaker's request
Dr Gillian Gear1st May 2013Saving Dickens' Children
Certified Industrial Schools
Dave Annal3rd Apr 2013Death and Taxes
Understanding the death duty registers
Members6th Mar 2013Members' Evening
Peter Maggs6th Feb 2013Smethurst's Luck
The story of Dr Thomas Smethurst
Tom Doig 9th Jan 2013 Births and Baptisms
Phil Morris 5th Dec 2012 Fire Marks and Insurance Tokens
and Christmas nibbles
Mermbers 7th Nov 2012 Members' Evening
Members told their ancester's stories with an occupational theme
Meryl Catty and Audrey Gillett 3rd Oct 2012 Leave No Stone Unturned
Looking for those elusive ancesters
Alan Ruston 5th Sep 2012 Was Your Ancester a Civil Servant?
Looking at the records to search
Louise Taylor 1st Aug 2012 This talk was based on a study of sixteen women from Stepney in East London, each of whom was admitted to Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum - Colney Hatch, in the perion 1877 to 1889 
Peter Barratt 4th Jul 2012 Peter gave a stirring and passionate account of  his great-grandmother's fight to vote 100 years ago
Trevor Owens 6th Jun 2012 Trade Tokens
What they can tell us about a local economy
Ian Waller 2nd May 2012  What is available?
Judy Davies 4th Apr 2012  Judy's quest to uncover the events in the life of her convict ancester who was from Bedfordshire 
Members 7th Mar 2012 Members shared information, tips, and resources
Julian Hunt 1st Feb 2012 Coaching Inns of Bucks
Greg Davies 11th Jan 2012 A One Name Study of the Village of Nash
Frank Banwell 7th Dec 2011 Christmas Party and Old Films
Members 2nd Nov 2011 Members recounted their ancester's stories
Joy & Geoff Dawe 5th Oct 2011 Living the Poor Life
The two-way correspondence between the Poor Law Commission & Newport Pagnell workhouse
Meryl Catty 7th Sep 2011 The Breadwinner
Occupations - sources for trades and occupations with case histories
Richard Harvey 3rd Aug 2011 Bribery and Corruption
The unreformed electoral system and its records
Tom Doig 6th Jul 2011 Village Friendly Societies
 
Before the welfare state
Kathy Chater 1st Jun 2011 Coroner's Inquests
 
The Coroner's job explained
Peter Bailey 4th May 2011 British India and Indian Records
How to trace your Indian links
 and the Families in British India Society
Jane Burrell 6th Apr 2011 Caring For Your Heirlooms
How to preserve your precious  family archives
Maurice Clarke 2nd Mar 2011 The Heir Hunters Association
The work of tracing missing heirs to unclaimed legacies
Julian Hunt 2nd Feb 2011
House History
Tracing the story of a house throughout history
Members 5th Jan 2011 Members brought their own resources to share
Michael Gandy 1st Dec 2010
Christmas Party, and Seeing It Through Their Songs
This talk looked at music hall songs of the 1890s and early 1900s to show us what our grandparents thought about their lives
Members 3rd Nov 2010 Having learnt how to date and identify photographs earlier this year, members brought in their own photographs
Laura Cotton 6th Oct 2010 For those of us who missed Laura's talk in June 2006, a welcome return. An introduction to old handwriting, and then we were each asked to test our skills at reading old documents
Geof Lee 1st Sep 2010 An outline of their origin and arrival in Britain; History of the laws and persecution; Description of most aspects of their life, including homes, food, medicine, work, music, marriage and death; How to research gypsy family history
Ian Currie 4th Aug 2010 Can you rely on seaweed or pine cones?  Is ‘Red Sky at Night’ a shepherd’s delight?  Does April have the face of a monk and the claws of a cat?
Liz Carter 7th Jul 2010 A Victorian widow in her ‘weeds’ recalled her husband’s funeral and described what it was like to be a widow in 1890
Tom Doig 2nd Jun 2010 How to date and identify your old photographs
Audrey Gillett & Meryl Catty 5th May 2010 A dramatic reconstruction of the 1851 census
Anne Pegg 7th Apr 2010 Maps, tithe documents and terriers are some of the lesser known documents but can throw interesting light on the daily lives of our ancestors. Who knows, you might find a personal signature or mark or even details of their turnip crop! Some background information on the history and varied illustrations
Richard Heaton 3rd Mar 2010
An insight into what resources are available on-line, pre-research information required, and the strategy for searching newspapers that are not on-line. A selection of the many newspapers dating from the 1750's to the 1870's that Richard has collected
Ian Waller 3rd Feb 2010
Many families will find domestic servants, both male and female within their ancestry. This talk looked at their lives and their appearance in records
6th Jan 2010 Meeting cancelled due to bad weather
Brian Horridge 2nd Dec 2009 Christmas Party
And a talk by Brian Horridge on the Society's Church Finder project
John T Smith 4th Nov 2009 With the surname Smith you would be worried if you were trying to trace a grandfather who had "abandoned" his family....
Wendy Anderson 7th Oct 2009
A useful guide on sources for Scottish ancestry
16th Sep 2009 Evening visit to Sulgrave Manor
John Hanson 2nd Sep 2009
How to get the most out of it
John Wooley 5th Aug 2009
John was a local Bobby who helped capture the perpetrators of this terrible crime
Ian Waller 1st Jul 2009
A strategy for modern research
Tom Doig 3rd June 2009
- and how to avoid being hag-ridden
Nigel Lutt 6th May 2009
Jennifer Cooper 1st Apr 2009
Group AGM - followed by
"The Milton Keynes Heritage Association"
A talk on the MKHA
John Smith 4th Mar 2009
A well illustrated talk highlighting WW1 sources available.
John is chaiman of the Cheddington History Society
4th Feb 2009 Meeting Cancelled
Ian Waller 7th Jan 2009
A look at how marriage problems affected our ancestors
Thea Young 3rd Dec 2008
Christmas party
and a talk on Sulgrave Manor
Bill Duperouzel 5th Nov 2008
Janet and Bill Duperouzel's story
Geof Lee 1st Oct 2008
Unfortunately, samples weren't available!
Stuart King 3rd Sep 2008 A talk by Stuart King
Jennifer Cooper 6th Aug 2008 A talk by Jennifer Cooper
Anne Pegg 2nd Jul 2008
A one-name study of the Twentyman family
Greg Davies 4th Jun 2008
Using Excel for family history
Runnells Davis 7th May 2008
Another fascinating talk about life on the canals
Members 2nd Apr 2008 Interesting ways to record and display your research.
Robin Brown 5th Mar 2008
A talk with slides of old Bletchley and places nearby
Derek and Pam
Ayshford
6th Feb 2008 The Men Who Served in Nelson's Navy
Members 2nd Jan 2008
Members talk about their own ancestors
Alan Simpson 7th Nov 2007
How to create your own website
Pamela Birch 3rd Oct 2007
How to look after our valuable documents
Runnells Davis 5th Sep 2007
A talk describing the lives of canal people
Members 1st Aug 2007
Members talking about their research
Marion Maule 4th Jul 2007 The Bedfordshire Map Sampler
 Another entertaining talk by Marion Maule
Tova Irving
(William Cowley)
6th Jun 2007 The History of Parchment Making
 A talk by Tova Irving, BSc, member of
the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists
Derek Ayshford and Keith Williams 2nd May 2007 Computer Group Evening
A presentation on the BFHS School Log Book Project
Members 4th Apr 2007 Annual Meeting and Members' Queries
Members discuss family history queries
Dr. Richard Smart 7th Mar 2007
The National Archive of Memorial Inscriptions being run by DeMontfort University
Ted Legg 7th Feb 2007 Clockmakers of Bucks
A fascinating talk on a local trade
Greg Davies 3rd Jan 2007 Using Your Computer
Getting to grips with Word - It is not just for writing letters!
Members 15th Nov 2006 Computer Group Evening
Visit to Bletchley College
Tom Doig 1st Nov 2006 Folk Cures & Remedies
How our ancestors dealt with disease and illness
Marion Maule 4th Oct 2006 Weird & Wonderful Weddings
Wedding customs and traditions from around the world
Members 20th Sep 2006 Computer Group Evening
Member's software on display
Wendy Anderson 6th Sep 2006 Resources in London
London resources available to family historians
Members 2nd Aug 2006
Members talking about their research
Greg Davies 19th Jul 2006 Computer Group Evening
Greg Davies gave another talk about using computers
Ruth Meardon 5th Jul 2006
Examples of the many sources available in your local library
Laura Robertson 7th Jun 2006 Old Handwriting Workshop
Old wills, manorial rolls, etc.
Brian Horridge 17th May 2006 Computer Group Evening
A talk on the new version of Family Historian
Sandra Barker 3rd May 2006 Straw Plait Talk & Workshop
Straw plait making from an expert
Rex Watson 5th April 2006 Annual Meeting and Talk on DNA
An explanation of the role of DNA in family history
Greg Davies 15th Mar 2006 Computer Group Evening
Nash – a one place study and the use of IT
Robert Ayres 1st Mar 2006 Stony Stratford Past
An interesting look at Stony Stratford's history by a local author
Arnold Francklow 1st Feb 2006 Railways to Royalty
The story of an Anglo-German family
Members 18th Jan 2006 Computer Group Evening
Member's software on display
Julian Hunt 4th Jan 2006 Wills and Their Usefulness in Family History
Wills from a family history perspective
Stuart Boreham 2nd Nov 2005 Bucks People
Presenting The Bucks People Database
Elizabeth Knight 5th Oct 2005 The Medical Men of Olney
A history of medical practice with relevance to Olney
Wendy Anderson 7th Sep 2005 Riots, Strikes & Arson Attacks
Agricultural uprisings
Members 6th Jul 2005 Memorabilia Evening
Members talking about their research
Neil Rees 1st Jun 2005 Czechs and Chequers
Story of the Czech Government Exile in Bucks
Sandra Barker 4th May 2005 The Wonderful World of Willow
A demonstration of willow basket making
Julian Hunt 2nd Mar 2005 Civil War in Bucks
A talk on the recent exhibition in Aylesbury Museum
Members 2nd Feb 2005 Memorabilia Evening
Members talking about their research
Elizabeth Knight 5th Jan 2005 History of Lacemaking
History of lacemaking in North Bucks