Publications on CD-ROM

MACH2 - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1861 CENSUS INDEX ON CD-ROM (whole County) - £21 (excl. p & p)
A British census search engine linked to national and county maps (at the civil level). MACH (Mapping and Analysis of Census Households) lets you search the census data by any field, using wildcards in any way. The CD-ROM contains all the 1861 census data for this county.

MACH - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1881 CENSUS INDEX ON CD-ROM (whole County) - £15 (excl. p & p)
A British census search engine linked to national and county maps (at the civil level). MACH (Mapping and Analysis of Census Households) lets you search the census data by any field, using wildcards in any way. The CD-ROM contains all the 1881 census data for this county.

MACH - BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1891 CENSUS INDEX ON CD-ROM (whole County) - £15 (excl. p & p)
A British census search engine linked to national and county maps (at the civil parish level). MACH (Mapping and Analysis of Census Households) lets you search the census data by any field, using wildcards in any way. The CD-ROM contains all the 1891 census data for this county. click here for more details

A HISTORY OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, by Frederick William Bull - A CD-ROM facsimile, £12.99 (excl. p & p)
This book was published in 1900, and contains over 300 pages. This detailed history includes illustrations and index. The book can also be searched using Adobe Acrobat's 'find' tool.

System Requirements:
Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP or better. Or Apple Mac. CD-ROM Drive
Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5.0 or later). An installer for this software (for Windows) is included on the CD-ROM. It is also available free from the Adobe web site www.adobe.com

BUCKS POSSE COMITATUS, SOFTWARE - £20 (excl. p & p)
Census of males between the ages of 16-60 made 1798 for Buckinghamshire. This windows package allows searching of a 20000+ database by name, occupation and parish, and gives a graphical display of the distribution through the county.

BUCKS ANCESTOR 1992-1994 - £10 (excl. p & p)
The Bucks Ancestor is the quarterly journal of the BGS. This CD contains facsimile reproduction of the magazines published from the start of the BGS in 1992 to 1994 inclusive. The Bucks Ancestor typically contains the following:

  • Details of new members and the names they are researching.
  • Detailed articles covering the topics discussed at the talks given at the Society's monthly meetings
  • Book reviews
  • Miscellaneous articles on Buckinghamshire, and snippets of information taken from Buckinghamshire records.

System Requirements:
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP or better. Or Apple Mac. CD-ROM Drive
Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4.0 or later). An installer for this software (for Windows) is included on the CD-ROM. It is also available free from the Adobe web site www.adobe.com

HISTORY OF THE PARISH OF WRAYSBURY, ANKERWYKE PRIORY AND MAGNA CHARTA ISLAND; WITH THE HISTORY OF HORTON AND THE TOWN OF COLNBROOK, BUCKS, by Gordon Willoughby James Gyll - A CD-ROM facsimile, £12.99 (excl. p & p)
This book was published in 1862, and contains over 300 pages on the histories of Wraysbury, Horton and Colnbrook. The book is packed with useful information for both local and family historians. Examples of the details included are:

Village histories, map of the locality, tens of pedigrees, biographies of local people, church and graveyard memorial inscriptions, church histories, lists of vicars and rectors, extracts of parish registers, extracts of manorial records, lists of landowners, charities, churchwardens sccounts, overseers accounts etc.

System Requirements:
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP or better. Or Apple Mac. CD-ROM Drive
Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4.0 or later). An installer for this software (for Windows) is included on the CD-ROM. It is also available free from the Adobe web site www.adobe.com

THE HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF THE COUNTY OF BUCKINGHAM, by George Lipscomb - A CD-ROM facsimile, £29.95 (excl. p & p)
The original book, published in 1847, runs to over 2600 pages, spread over 4 large volumes and is recognised as one of the main histories of the County, covering all parishes.

The book starts with a general introduction to the county, and then proceeds to describe each parish, grouped in their appropriate Hundred. The description given for a parish, usually includes a topographical description, manorial history, pedigrees of the important families, lists of the clergy, a description of the church and the monuments therein, and also extracts from the registers.

The book is additionally illustrated with numerous drawings and elaborate vignettes. The illustrations show churches and important buildings, as well as monumental brasses etc.

System Requirements:
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP or better. Or Apple Mac. CD-ROM Drive
Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4.0 or later). An installer for this software (for Windows) is included on the CD-ROM. It is also available free from the Adobe web site www.adobe.com

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THE HISTORY & ANTIQUITIES OF THE TOWN, HUNDRED AND DEANRY OF BUCKINGHAM, by Browne Willis - A CD-ROM facsimile £14.99 (excl. p & p)
The book, published originally in 1755, contains histories of all the parishes in the Buckingham Hundred i.e. it includes details on Addington, Adstock, Akeley, Barton Hartshorn, Beachampton, Biddlesden,Buckingham, Caversfield, Chetwode, Edgcott, Foscote, Hillesden, Leckhampstead, Lillingstone Dayrell, Luffield, Maids Moreton, Marsh Gibbon, Padbury, Preston Bissett, Radclive, Shalstone, Steeple Claydon, Stowe, Thornborough, Thornton, Tingewick, Turweston, Twyford, Water Stratford, and Westbury.

The author of the book, Browne Willis, is perhaps the most distinguished antiquary that Buckinghamshire has produced, and during his lifetime he also published famous works on Parliament and on the Cathedrals of England. Although he amassed a huge collection of manuscripts on the history of the county of Buckinghamshire (now held at the Bodleian Library), he only ever produced this book on the county.

System Requirements:
Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP or better. Or Apple Mac. CD-ROM Drive
Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 4.0 or later). An installer for this software (for Windows) is included on the CD-ROM. It is also available free from the Adobe web site www.adobe.com

These publications are also available for purchase online via the Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society's section of the GENfair web site.

For further information regarding these publications email Mrs Eve McLaughlin at eve@varneys.org.uk