Buckinghamshire Record Society: publishing historical texts, calendars and indexes
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Buckinghamshire possesses an abundance of historical records of every kind. The aim of the Buckinghamshire Record Society is to make some of these records more readily available by publishing texts, calendars and indexes.

The Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies houses the County archives and local studies library with family and local history research facilities.

The Society's Annual General Meeting is held at a different venue around the county each year.

Eton College   This year the AGM will be held at 14.00 on Friday 20th June 2014 at Eton College. The meeting will be held in the Library, where the archivist, Miss Eleanor Cracknell will show us selected documents pertaining to Buckinghamshire followed by tea in the school hall. Members should note the change of day from our usual pattern. Parking is widely available on the Windsor side of the river. Details PDF file (including Agenda, Minutes of last AGM and how to get to Eton College).

Announcement of new grants scheme

The Buckinghamshire Record Society is inaugurating a grants scheme to encourage research, publication, and the diffusion of information about the history of the county. The first closing date for applications is 15th September 2014 for postal applications, 15th October 2014 for email applications. Details PDF File

Quarter Sessions Calendars and Other Publications

In 1931, the Standing Joint Committee of the Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions and the County Council ordered the publication of calendars of the records of the Quarter Sessions. Eight volumes were published in all, covering the period 1678-1733. Digital copies of all of these volumes are available here.

In 1937 we began producing transcripts and calendars of other Buckinghamshire records, which were published as Record Society volumes. The older ones are available here as PDFs and the more recent ones are available for purchase.

Join us

Membership of Buckinghamshire Record Society runs from 1st January until the 31st December each year, and costs £15.00.