What's new in our area of coverage.

On this page we'll be letting you know of any recent changes in the area that we cover and the material that we're working on.  We will also be detailing recently published new titles and letting you know of Family History events which we plan to attend.



Many of the archives we visit have been hit by reduced funding which has resulted in reduced opening hours and/or reduced document production times.  Please ensure before setting out to visit an archive that it won't be closed when you arrive and, if you know reference numbers, order documents in advance of your visit.     

We last visited Reading on February 27th when we continued our transcription of the Wokingham Charity records and
the Reading Wesleyan & Reading Primitive circuit birth registers recently deposited there. 

In Aylesbury we are transcribing the records of Borlase Grammar School, Marlow. 

In Chelmsford we are transcribing a number of pre-1841 census returns for various parts of Essex and our transcription of the Colchester Wesleyan Methodist Circuit, where we have published two volumes, continues.

Our transcription work on the Tewkesbury Abbey registers, held at Gloucester, continues.  We have completed the baptismal entries 1812-1913 and are now transcribing the post 1812 burial entries.
We are also transcribing various records relating to Tetbury including an eighteenth century Religious Census of the town. 

In Winchester we are transcribing the Winchester Union Workhouse Birth and Death Registers.

In Northampton w
e are transcribing the entries in the Peterborough Wesleyan Methodist Circuit baptism registers. 

At Oxford we're working on a second volume of our  'People of Henley on Thames' publication.  The Oxfordshire History Centre now has closures on various Saturdays due to falling attendance figures on that day.  Please check with the Centre before travelling there on a Saturday. 

Our last visit to Warwick was on May 26th when we progressed our transcription of the Warwick charity records and the records of Alcester Presbyterian and Baptist churches. 

At Woking we're transcribing the Workhouse Birth and Death registers of the Chertsey Union..

We last visited Chippenham, on November 16th, when we continued our transcriptions of the Swindon Wesleyan Methodist Circuit baptism registers and the records of Monks and Corsham Congregational Church.  

Our transcription work at Worcester is 'on hold' until further notice.  When we next visit we'll be continuing our work on the records of Stourbridge Presbyterian Church and the Worcester Angel Street Congregational Church.     



The following were published in March 2020.

EUR478 Colchester Wesleyan Methodist Circuit - Volume One - Baptisms 1793-1838,
                     Members 1823 & 1834.
Price £5.50 plus postage and packing.  http://www.eurekapartnership.com/page26.htm

EUR479 Colchester Wesleyan Methodist Circuit - Volume Two - Baptisms 1839-1871,
                     Marriages 1847-1859; Burials 1845-1855
Price £5.50 plus postage and packing.  http://www.eurekapartnership.com/page26.htm


We will be attending the following events in 2020:

Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day at The Grange School, Wendover Way,
Aylesbury HP21 7NH on Saturday July 25th.  We will be offering for sale our complete range at
this event.  Further information regarding this event may be found at http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk

Oxfordshire Family History Society Fair at at The Marlborough School, Shipton Road,
Woodstock OX20 1LP on Saturday October 3rd.  We will be offering for sale our complete range
at this event.  Further information regarding this event may be found at https://news.ofhs.org.uk/fair/