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October 2021

Georgian Sources for Historians Course

The 18th century has been referred to as one of the most transformative periods in British history. Using a themed approach, this ten week online course, led by Dr Margaret Simons, will consider the sources available to uncover how our forebears may have lived their lives in the long 18th century. ...
01 Oct
14:00 - 16:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£125.00

DNA Special Interest Group – October

This special interest discussion group is aimed at those wanting to get the most out of their DNA results. It is facilitated by international DNA expert, Debbie Kennett. Sessions are held quarterly, but there is no obligation to attend on a regular basis and first time attendees are always welcomed.  ...
02 Oct
14:30 - 16:30
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

Beginners’ Family History Course

This course comprises of a series of six workshops for those new to researching family history including where to start, how to progress and good research practice. Learn how to work with core records of civil registration, censuses, parish registers and modern wills. Discover the different genealogy websites, the content they offer and their strengths and limitations. This is also a good refresher for those who want to make sure they have covered all bases. ...
04 Oct
10:30 - 12:30
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£35.00

October Natter Group

Informal discussion group, facilitated by Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens. Topics are chosen by the group on a monthly basis. End time varies. Free to attend, but pre-booking required.  ...
05 Oct
18:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

A Potpourri of Social History Talks – Autumn Series

This all series ticket covers all five talks in the autumn "Potpourri of Social History" talks series, for the discounted price of four. You may also book each talk individually - see each separate event page. Four of the talks are on Thursdays at 2pm, one on a Saturday at 12 noon. All talks last about an hour with time for questions and discussion afterwards. ...
07 Oct
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£20.00

Smelly Alley, Reading

“Smelly Alley”, more properly Union Street, is a narrow pedestrian street linking Friar Street and Broad Street. It’s famous in Reading as one the few locations where you could until recently experience a more ‘characterful’ shopping experience. This talk is packed with anecdotes about life in the Alley, including how it got its name, and the story of the oldest shop in Reading. ...
07 Oct
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

Writing up your Family History Workshop

Have you been researching your family tree and would like to write it up as a story but don't know how to start? In this face to face workshop, Barry will help you get started and show you how you can structure it, so that you can write-up your family history while still continuing your research. Barry will show you the system he developed and also suggest alternative approaches and opportunities. ...
16 Oct
11:00 - 13:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
£10.00

1-1 Family History Advice Session – October

Are you just getting started in family history and wanting guidance as to how to proceed? Stuck at a particular brick wall and need some help? Why not book a free 1-1 advice session with our experienced research assistants. ...
18 Oct
14:00 - 16:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Getting the most out of UK Census Records Workshop

Find out how to get the most from census records for your family history research in this two hour workshop with Tony Roberts. This workshop considers the background to the census and looks at it in some of its early forms in England and Wales. Attendees will explore the development in the modern census from 1841 to date, including also the 1939 Register, and have the opportunity to examine examples of different census.  ...
20 Oct
19:00 - 21:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£10.00

Fairmile Hospital – Berkshire’s county asylum

Berkshire’s county asylum opened in 1870 and became known as the Fair Mile Hospital. Situated near the River Thames, and close to the village of Cholsey, this institution dispensed care to generations of local people and appears in many of our family trees. Discover its history and experience 19th century mental healthcare in this fascinating talk by Mark Stevens, Berkshire's county archivist. ...
21 Oct
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

An Introduction to Caribbean Family History

Do you have family who settled in the Caribbean or migrated to the UK from the Caribbean? In this talk, Guy Grannum will introduce you to sources available in the UK and online, and techniques to help you to research your Caribbean ancestors. ...
23 Oct
15:00 - 16:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00
November 2021

November Natter Group

Informal discussion group, facilitated by Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens. Topics are chosen by the group on a monthly basis. End time varies. Free to attend, but pre-booking required.  ...
02 Nov
18:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
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September 2021

Posted in the Past Sold Out

Following on from her book of the same name, Helen uses genealogical skills to reveal the true stories behind post cards sent in the early years of the 20th century, and shares these tales with an illustrated talk. A 10 year old servant living in Bath, a soldier who died in the First World War, and even a man who helped prepare Lord Kitchener’s last meal are all connected through postcards. ...
28 Sep
19:30 - 21:30
Windsor Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
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