Buckinghamshire Family History

The Buckinghamshire Family History section of the Family History website is dedicated to assist Genealogists and Family History Researchers in tracing lost relatives and ancestors in the small county of Buckinghamshire, England, west of Greater London. In this Local Family History section of our website you will find a range of resources including links to parish records, births, marriages and deaths, and other genealogical information to assist your research.

Buckinghamshire Family History Society

This society was formed in 1976 to cater for Family History Researchers in the historic county of Buckinghamshire and for residents researching for lost ancestors and relatives. The society is very active and has currently over 1600 members. Members receive the magazine “Origins” and there are many family history documents and information for members. The society has also undertaken to transcribe and publish all parish registers (including baptisms, marriages and burials) for the parishes within the pre 1974 county of Buckinghamshire and this can be found at this page – Bucks parish registers.

Buckinghamshire Record Office

Centred in Aylesbury, the Record Office contains family history records spanning the whole of the county including parts of the county now in Berkshire and Milton Keynes. Council and District Council Records, Estate Records and Local Newsletters. Many of the resources are available online.

We have teamed up with the popular family history website FindMyPast to bring you direct links to various Buckinghamshire parish records to help you with your research:

Baptisms & Marriages in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Baptisms

Useful due to the fact some Baptism records make known births centuries before official birth records were carried out.

Buckinghamshire Marriages

There are over 49,000 marriage records on these archives spanning 3 centuries from 26 parishes.

Buckinghamshire Newspaper Archives

Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspaper records provide very helpful information for Family Historians when undertaking research.  Information can often be found that is not available in Parish Records, or Censuses and often provides greater insight into the lives of our ancestors.  Our site is able to provide a direct link to Buckinghamshire Newspaper Archives from a variety of newspapers, covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic Buckinghamshire Newspapers and time periods covered:

British Newspaper Archive – historic newspaper records for the Buckinghamshire area
– Via this link are the records and news from 6 Bucks Newspapers:

Local newspaper recordsRecord year
Buckingham Advertiser and Free Press1854-1855
Bucks Gazette 1829-1849
Bucks Herald 1833-1851
Croydon’s Weekly Standard 1859-1871
South Bucks Free Press, Wycombe and Maidenhead Journal 1859-1860
South Bucks Standard 1890-1897