The Society’s Open Day is also Buckinghamshire's major family history event. It’s the day when numerous research opportunities will be available in one place, including the Society's Buckinghamshire surnames database, containing well over five million entries taken from parish registers, wills, census returns and many other documents. The database is fully searchable – come along and let us help you track down that elusive ancestor. Our parish register transcripts and other publications will be on sale, and there will be lots of help and advice available from friendly, experienced family historians. It's also your opportunity to talk to guest family history societies from around the country. Alongside them will be a mix of archives, museums, local history groups and the customary range of suppliers of maps, books, software, archival materials and other services. A free introductory talk will be given, aimed at those new to family history. Entry is free; tea, coffee and snacks will be available, also mobile catering offering burgers, hot dogs.etc. Free parking is available at the venue. If you’re not driving, Chiltern Railways operate services from London Marylebone and elsewhere to Aylesbury, or Thame and Haddenham Parkway (change to Arriva Bus 280 for Aylesbury, up to three journeys each hour). From Aylesbury bus station take Arriva service 50 towards Wendover, alighting on Wendover Road opposite Chaucer Drive, about eight minutes walk from the venue. From about Easter we'll start to update the website to list all the organizations attending.
The Grange SchoolWendover Way