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 January 24th when we continued our transcription of the Bucklebury (Morton's Chapel) Congregational Church records and the Wokingham Charity records. 

In Aylesbury we are transcribing the records of the Bethel Church, Linslade and the records of Borlase Grammar School, Marlow.. 

In Chelmsford we are transcribing a number of pre-1841 census returns for various parts of Essex..

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 and the records of Creaton Congregational Church. 

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 March 30th, 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 May 2019.

EUR462 Oxfordshire Probate Records - Volume Fifteen - Persons Named in Diocesan Wills
                     Proved 1801-1825.
Price £5.00 plus postage/packing.  http://www.eurekapartnership.com/page41.htm

EUR463 High Wycombe Trinity Congregational Church - Baptisms, Marriages & Burials.
Price £4.50 plus postage/packing.  http://www.eurekapartnership.com/page4.htm


We will be attending the following events in 2019.

Buckinghamshire Family History Society Open Day at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH on Saturday 27th July.  We will be offering for sale our complete range of publications at this event. 
Further details at https://www.bucksfhs.org.uk

Oxfordshire Family History Society Family History Fair at Marlborough Enterprise Centre,
Marlborough School, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP on Saturday 5th October.  We will be offering for sale our complete range of publications at this event
Further details at https://news.ofhs.org.uk/fair/