Beacon Villages Community library has access to a wide range of local documents and information, which we will shortly be indexing so that you can access it online. If you have anything you could add to our collection or are aware of information we could link to online, please get in contact: 01296 387890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we recommend the excellent Pitstone Farm Museum for interesting and accessible historic information about the local area. Find out more and check opening times and admission prices at the museum’s website.
You may also wish to make use of the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, based next to County Hall in Aylesbury. The centre hold parish records, and has a wide range of books and resources relating to the area, as well as newspaper clippings, maps and photos. Opening hours and further details are available from Bucks County Council. The centre also has some photos and documents available to browse in its online archive.
If you are interested in family history, why not come into the library where you can access the Ancestry family records database, which contains 4 billion names from the US, UK, Canada, Ireland and beyond, from census data to military records and birth, marriage and death records. Access to this premium service is available free to members from library computers.
The Buckinghamshire Family History Society is also a mine of information. You can find them online. As well as access to records and information, it contains articles such as wartime memories of Ivinghoe, Sheahan’s description of Cheddington from 1861, and the 1791 British Directory entry on Marsworth.