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June 2019
June 2019

Tue. 4 Jun, 2019

Drop In Session at the Centre (Tue. 4 Jun, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Breaking down Brick Walls with Sandra Barkwith.

FREE just turn up.

Family history advice at Hungerford Library (Tue. 4 Jun, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Family history advice at Hungerford Library, 2 Church St, Hungerford RG17 0JG from 2pm to 4pm on the first Tuesday of each month. Booking strongly advised: please ring the library on 01488 682660 during opening hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Natter Group (Tue. 4 Jun, 2019 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm)

Informal discussion led by Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens.  There is a small charge for refreshments.

Group meets 6.45pm - 9.00pm.  Arrive 6.45pm while the library is open (it closes at 7pm).  After 7pm use the rear entrance and ring 0118 950 9553.  We will come down and let you in.

FREE just turn up.

Free parking is available, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Wed. 5 Jun, 2019

Family History Advice (Wed. 5 Jun, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

At Cippenham Library, Elmshott Lane, Slough, SL1 5RB.

Free parking and free WiFi. 2pm-5pm

Free access to Ancestry, Findmypast and Forces War Records

Sat. 8 Jun, 2019

'Grand Houses' 5th Talk of series (Sat. 8 Jun, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

The Duke of Wellington's Country House at Stratfield Saye: with Brigadier Michael Aris CBE DL and Richard Bennett DL

We are delighted to welcome two eminent speakers to close our series of talks on 'grand houses'.  Both are well qualified to talk about Stratfield Saye House, as both work there as tour guides.  Both have also been appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal County of Berkshire, Brigadier Aris in 2005 and Richard Bennet in 2018.

Stratfield Saye House and grounds consist of 5,000 acres and its history can be traced to before William the Conqueror.  The house owes much of its style to George Pitt who played a pivotal role in its development.  Prince Albert and Queen Victoria visited often and in January 1845 stayed for 3 days.  It is a House where the presence of the Great Duke is felt to this day.  Find out more at what is sure to be a fascinating talk.

For attendees wishing to do some research while visiting The Centre, the Research Zone computers will be open from 1pm.

TICKETS: £5 (members £4) includes tea and cake.  Advanced booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).

Book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (members £16).  Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.

Other talks in this series on 11th and 25th April, 9th and 23rd May.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, including details of free parking arrangements.

Tue. 11 Jun, 2019

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library 2pm-5pm (Tue. 11 Jun, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Bring your questions, problems and ‘brickwalls’ … and get some new ideas and advice from members of the Berkshire Family History Society. For ALL family historians wherever your ancestors came from.
Bracknell Library, Town Square, Bracknell. RG12 1BH (2pm - 5pm)

Wed. 12 Jun, 2019

Newbury Branch - What my DNA test told me (Wed. 12 Jun, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Tony Hadland took a comprehensive DNA test to prove (or disprove) a family tradition that his great-grandmother, Mildred Gill, was of Spanish descent. The test confirmed a cover-up going back several generations but also threw up fascinating information about his Oxfordshire agricultural labourer ancestors, possibly linking them to the spread of agriculture from the Fertile Crescent.

Newbury Branch meeting at Shaw Church Hall in Church Lane, Shaw RG14 2DR. Doors open from 7.10 and meetings start at 7.30 pm. Non-members invited to contribute £3 to costs. Free parking, and refreshments.

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019

Workshop: Census Records of Scotland, Ireland and Overseas: Tutor: Tony Roberts (Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Ancestors in Scotland, Ireland or overseas? 

Discover how census data for Scotland, Ireland and North America can help you discover more about your family's history.  This workshop also briefly looks at censuses of some other English-speaking countries.

TICKETS: £10 (Members £9) includes tea or coffee.  Places limited, pre-booking required.  Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, including details of free parking arrangements.

Mon. 17 Jun, 2019

Vale Branch - Poverty, Pestilence & Public Health (Mon. 17 Jun, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Britain may have been the 'workshop of the world' in the Victorian period, but the sceptre of poverty and pestilence loomed large over the lives of many of its citizens.  A large proportion of people were not only close to the bread line, but repeated epidemics decimated whole swathes of the population.

This talk explores the wealth and health of the British during the Victorian period and the State's struggle to improve conditions.

Speaker: Simon Wenham

Wed. 19 Jun, 2019

Fri. 21 Jun, 2019

Bracknell & Wokingham Branch - 'A Serendipity of Family History' (Fri. 21 Jun, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

Social evening for members and visitors, with short talks and quizzes and a Touch of Summer.

Sat. 22 Jun, 2019

Mid-Summer Book Sale: pre-loved and new books. (Sat. 22 Jun, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Come and find a bargain — family, local and social history books at prices to suit all purses.  Don't forget there is free parking near The Centre on Saturdays if you want to really stock up on your summer reading. 

Contact The Booking Administrator about the free parking arrangements.

FREE EVENT — just turn up

Sun. 23 Jun, 2019

Tour of the Historic Buildings in the University of Reading: with the Friends of Reading University - FULLY BOOKED (Sun. 23 Jun, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)

The Friends of the University will take us on a trail of the historic and interesting buildings that can be found within the Whiteknights University campus.  Covering 1.3 square kilometres, the campus includes Whiteknights Lake, conservation meadows and woodlands as well as most of the university's departments.  The campus takes its name from the nickname of the 13th century knight, John De Erleigh IV or the 'White Knight', and was landscaped in the 18th century by the Marquis of Blandford.

23rd JUNE TOUR NOW SOLD OUT: £5 (Members £4).  Places limited, pre-booking required.  Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian

Similar tours are planned for Saturday, 20th July and Sunday, 27th October.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, who will also send meeting arrangements.

Tue. 25 Jun, 2019

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library 2pm - 5pm (Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

Bring your questions, problems and 'brickwalls' ..... and get some new ideas and advice from members of the Berkshire Family History Society. For ALL family historians wherever your ancestors came from.

Wokingham Library, Denmark Street, Wokingham, RG40 2BB. (2pm - 5pm)

Society AGM followed by Film and Sound Archives for the Family Historian by Kathy Chater (Tue. 25 Jun, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

This year Windsor Branch hosts the 44th Annual General Meeting of the Society.

In keeping with the current 'Grand Houses' theme, the venue is The William East Room at Hall Place (home of Berkshire College of Agriculture), Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, SL6 6QR.

The short society AGM precedes the Branch meeting, which features a talk by Kathy Chater on 'Film and Sound Archives for the Family Historian'.

Thu. 27 Jun, 2019

Reading Branch - Photographs and Memorabilia by members and guests (Thu. 27 Jun, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

Members and visitors, you are invited to bring along your favourite photograph or piece of memorabilia, with the story behind it, for an informal night of discussion. This is going to be a fun, interesting and very informative evening. There is a 10-minute slot for you to show your photograph or item, and explain why it is special for you.

Maybe you have a photograph or unidentified item, but no story behind it, just questions. Bring it along too, you never know, help may be at hand with tips and clues to guide your way. Please let us know if you plan on bringing something along.

Fri. 28 Jun, 2019

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