The transcripts were created from original parish registers and bishop’s transcripts held at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. A small number of records will also provide you with an image. The information contained varies but you could be able to find out the following about your ancestor:
County and country
Archive and reference
Records year range
The records with images were provided by The National Archives and created by the College of Arms, the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth including Australia and New Zealand. The records will provide you with details found in the original parish register.
The Buckinghamshire burial index has been created by Findmypast from original parish registers held by the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. Beginning in 1538, it became a requirement for all Church of England, the established church, to keep registers of vital events. For this reason, parish registers are a key record source for family historians because they pre-date civil registration by centuries. Early registers recorded all vital events – baptisms, marriages, and burials – in one bound volume. After 1813, each event type was given its own volume for record keeping. It is important to remember that a burial record, is not a death record. Therefore, the date of death will be different from the burial date from in this index.
Buckinghamshire, known as one of England’s home counties, is located in south east England. The name of the county comes from early settlers. Their leader was named Bucca. Buckingham means ‘meadow of Bucca’s people’. Its close proximity to Greater London has led to the growth and expansion of Amersham, Aylesbury, and High Wycombe.