Buckinghamshire Record Society

Publishing historical texts, calendars, and indexes

Join the Buckinghamshire Record Society to support its work making the county's abundant historical sources more easily available through the publishing of texts, calendars and indexes in high quality printed volumes and also online on our website. Buckinghamshire possesses an abundance of historical records of every kind, many held at the Buckinghamshire Archives and local studies library with its fine family and local history research facilities. Our publications use their resources but also draw on archive collections world-wide to bring local and family historians a wealth of easily-accessible information. We also run a Grants scheme to encourage research, publication, and the diffusion of information about the history of the county.

Our Annual General Meeting is held in May or June each year in a historically interesting venue and can provide an opportunity to see places not readily open to the public and to meet the Editor and members of the executive committee and express your views on current work and future plans.

You can join the Society online. Membership of Buckinghamshire Record Society runs from 1st January until the 31st December each year, and costs £15.00. Members automatically receive a free copy of new volumes, which recently the Society has been able to publish annually. They can also purchase other recent volumes that are still in print at a reduced rate.

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Since 1937 we have produced transcripts and calendars of Buckinghamshire records and published them as Record Society volumes. The older ones are mostly out of print but freely available here as PDFs. More recent ones are available for purchase online from the Society.

We have digitised and make freely available here the eight published volumes of Quarter Sessions Records covering the period 1678-1733 (with some earlier fragments). They were the product of a decision in 1931 by the Standing Joint Committee of the Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions and the County Council to order the publication of calendars of the records of the Quarter Sessions. Most are out of print.

In addition, a searchable calendar of the microfilmed Verney letters (available to view at Buckinghamshire Archives, the British Library, the Bodleian Library is available on this website.

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 [Details...]

Our next AGM

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