The transcripts were created from original parish registers and bishop’s transcripts held at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. The detail in each transcript can vary, but most will include the following facts:
County and country
Archive and reference
Records year range
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.