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April 2020

‘Royalty’ Talks Series

Enjoy all five afternoon talks in the "Royalty" talks series, with tea/coffee, cake and expert speakers, for the reduced price of four.  ...
09 Apr
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Windsor Castle 1100 – 1700

Discover how this most famous of English castles, home to 39 reigning monarchs, developed from its earliest days. Windsor Castle has been the setting for some of the most beautiful and expensive architectural achievements, yet at the same time it was designed to function as a practical arm of government; layers of history that compose the structure as it can be seen today. ...
09 Apr
14:00 - 16:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

FMP Access Code

Whilst the Centre remains closed due to the corona virus Covid-19 pandemic, the society has successfully negotiated new access arrangements to some of its subscription websites, which allows access to them by all of our members, wherever you are in the world. This is a great opportunity to access new records and extend your family research whilst staying safe and secure in your own home. And it’s another great benefit of being a member of Berkshire Family History Society. ...
12 Apr - 18 Apr
All Day
Findmypast

Beginners’ Family History Course

A series of four 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. ...
14 Apr
18:30 - 21:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Central Whiteknights, Reading

Walk postponed due to Coronavirus Covid-19 ...
19 Apr
14:00 - 15:30
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Drop-in session – Overseas Census

Family outside of the UK and stuck on an overseas census? Come to this one to one advice session with Tony Roberts. Bring the research you have completed to date or documents you would like advice on - copies rather than original documents are safest ...
20 Apr
12:00 - 14:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Queen Victoria’s Daughters

Discover the lives of the five royal sisters and their descendants: including the Empress Frederick, the tragic Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt and the Rhine, and the talented Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll.  ...
23 Apr
14:00 - 16:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Military Records Workshop

Discover the range of military records created and their value to family historians. This workshop will cover the main services: Army, Navy, RAF, as well as some Merchant Navy ...
25 Apr
11:00 - 13:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
May 2020

Drop-in session – census

Free advice session which this month is focused on census records. ...
05 May
12:00 - 14:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Natter Group

Informal discussion group with topics chosen by the group on a monthly basis. ...
05 May
18:45 - 21:30
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Royal Weddings

Spanning almost a thousand years of royal history, and mostly set in a time when marriages were critical to cementing political and economic allegiances, this talk is packed with stories of intrigue, secret ceremonies and scandal. ...
07 May
14:00 - 16:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Caribbean Records Workshop

Have you or your family come to the UK from the Caribbean? Discover the records available in the UK to help you trace your family's history including censuses, naturalisation records and ships' passenger lists. ...
16 May
11:00 - 13:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
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Yearly Monthly Weekly Daily List
April 2020

‘Royalty’ Talks Series

Enjoy all five afternoon talks in the "Royalty" talks series, with tea/coffee, cake and expert speakers, for the reduced price of four.  ...
09 Apr
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Windsor Castle 1100 – 1700

Discover how this most famous of English castles, home to 39 reigning monarchs, developed from its earliest days. Windsor Castle has been the setting for some of the most beautiful and expensive architectural achievements, yet at the same time it was designed to function as a practical arm of government; layers of history that compose the structure as it can be seen today. ...
09 Apr
14:00 - 16:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

FMP Access Code

Whilst the Centre remains closed due to the corona virus Covid-19 pandemic, the society has successfully negotiated new access arrangements to some of its subscription websites, which allows access to them by all of our members, wherever you are in the world. This is a great opportunity to access new records and extend your family research whilst staying safe and secure in your own home. And it’s another great benefit of being a member of Berkshire Family History Society. ...
12 Apr - 18 Apr
All Day
Findmypast

Drop In Advice Session

For all family historians wherever your ancestors came from. ...
14 Apr
14:00 - 17:00
Bracknell Central Library
Town Square, Bracknell RG12 1BH

Beginners’ Family History Course

A series of four 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. ...
14 Apr
18:30 - 21:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
Grant of Probate

Wills and Probate after 1858

A discussion of Wills and Probate after the creation of the Central Probate Registry on 12th January 1858. ...
15 Apr
19:45 - 21:30
Woodley Branch
The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Berkshire, RG5 4JZ

Free family history advice

Whether you are just beginning or have hit a brick wall, you can get free one-to-one help from a member of Berkshire Family History Society. ...
17 Apr
10:00 - 13:00
Thatcham Library
Thatcham Library, Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AG

Free Family History Advice

Whether you are just beginning or have hit a brick wall, you can get free one-to one help from Berkshire Family History Society's Newbury branch. ...
17 Apr
10:30 - 12:30
Newbury Library
Newbury Library, The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5AU

Thomas Lawrence and the Warfield Brickfields

Discover the story of Thomas Lawrence, a man from humble beginnings, who became one of Bracknell's most significant Victorian entrepreneurs. ...
17 Apr
19:15 - 21:30
Bracknell Branch
The New Priestwood Community Centre, Priestwood Court Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 1TU

Central Whiteknights, Reading

Walk postponed due to Coronavirus Covid-19 ...
19 Apr
14:00 - 15:30
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Drop-in session – Overseas Census

Family outside of the UK and stuck on an overseas census? Come to this one to one advice session with Tony Roberts. Bring the research you have completed to date or documents you would like advice on - copies rather than original documents are safest ...
20 Apr
12:00 - 14:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

Open Evening: ‘Back to Basics’

A chance for attendees to talk informally and seek advice about their family history research, brick walls and/or share eureka moments.  An enjoyable evening where even the most experienced family historians can learn something new. This month we are loosely basing our discussions around 'What did you find at the Record Office?" ...
20 Apr
19:30 - 21:30
Abingdon Branch
Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1XP, UK
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