Berkshire Family History Society

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Berkshire Family History Society

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  • 11/08/2022 14:00 - 11/08/2022 15:30

    The history of Reading’s print industry


    Commencing in 1722, Reading became the second largest ‘printing town’ per head of population, in Great Britain.

    TICKETS FROM £5.00

    This is its fascinating and often overlooked story, in a richly illustrated talk.

    Paul’s talks are always very popular – so early booking is highly recommended.

    This is the second of three talks in the Industries Social History Talks series. The other talks take place on  and 8th September.

    You may book tickets for individual events or for all three talks in the series for a reduced price.

    After the talk, tea/coffee and cake will be available (included in the price). Pre-booking is preferred, but you can pay on the door, if there are spaces available.

    Please note that as this is a face to face talk, prevailing Coronavirus precautions will be in place. Please see:

  • 18/08/2022 11:00 - 18/08/2022 14:15

    Family History Advice Clinic

    Just beginning your family history research and need some advice? Baffled by so many competing research websites?

    Banging your head against a brick wall? Or struggling with some other issues? In this one-to-one session, one of our seasoned advisors will help you make some progress.

    To make the most of your session our advisors will carry out some preliminary research beforehand, and for that we need you provide us with some information please:

    • to tell us what you’ve done so far
    • describe the nature of the problem
    • attach copies of any key documents such as BMD certificates, research notes
    • if possible, provide a link to a family tree we can view (members – if your tree has been uploaded to YourTrees, that would be perfect) or at least attach a copy of a hand drawn tree of the immediate family of the people you’re researching

    After you’ve booked you’ll be taken to a page where you can enter that information.

    You can do it later but it’s much better to prepare that material now and complete the form while you’re at the keyboard and the topic is fresh in your mind.

    Bookings close 7 days before the session to give us time to research your submission.

    But every extra day helps, as we’re manned solely by part-time volunteers so the earlier you book, the better.

    These sessions are face-to-face.

  • Family History Workshop 2022
    20/08/2022 11:00 - 20/08/2022 13:00

    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 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.

    The workshop will help if you have not started yet. Or, if you have already been writing up your family history and would like additional advice, or inspiration.

    Pre-booking is required as places are limited. Bookings close one day before the event.

    Please note, this workshop takes place in The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library.


    It will also be held in October as a webinar – please see the separate listing, when added, if you would prefer to attend that event.TICKETS FROM £10.00

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