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.
This year the AGM will be held at The Judges Lodgings, Aylesbury on Saturday 1 June at 2.00. [Click here for agenda | Scroll down for directions]

Judges Lodging Ayelesbury

Directions from the front of Buckinghamshire County Council Offices

  • Stand with the ‘new’ County Council office behind you facing the ‘old’ County Council offices across the road.
  • To the left of the old county offices is a footpath leading to a set of steps.
  • Take the steps and at the top immediately go left and follow the path round the building through a small arch.
  • Judges Lodgings is on the right with steps leading up to the entrance.
  • Please note that the meeting room is on the first floor of the building and is accessible only via a flight of stairs (contact the Secretary if this is likely to be a problem).
  • You can arrive from around 1:30 (tea and coffee will be available), the meeting will start at 2:00.
  • Someone will be on duty at the door to give access. If no-one is there please knock on the door and we will be with you as soon as possible.

Get these directions as a PDF.

Grants scheme

The Buckinghamshire Record Society has a grants scheme to encourage research, publication, and the diffusion of information about the history of the county. The closing dates for applications are as follows: 15th June/15th January for postal applications, 15th July/15th February for email applications. (Note that these dates have changed to accommodate a change in our EC meeting date.) 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.