Dis­cover your fam­ily his­tory

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

HAS the im­mi­nent cen­te­nary mark­ing the start of the First World War made you cu­ri­ous about the old pho­tos of a uni­formed great­grand­par­ent you have dis­cov­ered tucked away in an old al­bum?

If you have been won­der­ing how to dis­cover more about him, you are in luck.

Buck­ing­hamshire Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety’s (BFHS) an­nual Open Day and Fam­ily His­tory Fair takes place on Satur­day at The Grange School, Wen­dover Way, Ayles­bury.

It draws vis­i­tors from all over the county and be­yond, who have an in­ter­est in fam­ily or lo­cal his­tory and it presents a good op­por­tu­nity to talk to the en­thu­si­as­tic and knowl­edge­able team of so­ci­ety vol­un­teers.

BFHS chair­man Tony Sargeant said: “We al­ways look for­ward to wel­com­ing new­com­ers.”

There will also be an op­por­tu­nity to buy the lat­est fam­ily his­tory re­lated soft­ware, maps and books, to meet fam­ily his­tory so­ci­eties from neigh­bour­ing coun­ties, museums and ar­chives, and lo­cal his­tory and her­itage groups.

A re­search area will be set up, where parish reg­is­ter tran­scripts and other ref­er­ence ma­te­rial will be avail­able.

The open day is from 10am to 4pm. En­try and park­ing is free.

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RE­LATED IS­SUE: Tom and Ada Stokes, with their chil­dren, who are rel­a­tives of Gra­ham Gough, a mem­ber of the Bucks Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety who is try­ing to dis­cover more about his own fam­ily his­tory

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