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Titles of articles: September 1999 onward

Titles of Articles
September 1999 to December 2003

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Funeral directors’ records in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Family history project in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Lovelocks Alive 2004 in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
National Archivist in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Thoughts from the Project Co-ordinator in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Research Centre News in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Collections Gateway in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Community of St John Baptist, Clewer in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Berkshire Record Office in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Parish locator in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Pathe News in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Admiralty records in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Pedigree database in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Berkshire Family Historian 25 years ago in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)
Unusual baptism entry in The Bulletin (Dec 2003)

* Canadian War children (Dec 2003)
* Newbury Census of 1815 (Dec 2003)
* FAQs - Frequently asked questions (Dec 2003)
* Adopted? How to find our more about your history by Alyson Vincent (Dec 2003)
* Researching cemetaries by Dr Julie Rugg (Dec 2003)
* Prostitution and paramours (Dec 2003)

* Staff records of the GWR - God’s wonderful railway by Tom Richards (Sep 2003)
* Family history resources in the Wellcome Library by Christopher Hilton
(Sep 2003)
* Mills and millers by Tom Hine
(Sep 2003)
Berkshire 1851 Census on CD
(Sep 2003)

Migration of poor families in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Adoption appeal in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Black and Asians in Britain in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
What’s on in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Oxfordshire family history open day in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Reading charter anniversary in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
London local history fair in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
West Middlesex FHS one-day conference in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Museum of English Rural Life in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Regimental museum in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
British in India and southern Asia in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Research Centre news in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Computer Group in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)
Jane Longhurst Award in The Bulletin (Sep 2003)

Apprenticeship

* Apprenticeship documents by Lisa Spurrier (Dec 2002)
Unwanted indentures in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)

Archives & Archiving

Genealogical sources in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle - A guide to the archives held in the Royal Collection and how the indexes available to identify members of the Household written by the Registrar of the Royal Archives - by Sheila de Bellaigue (Dec 2000)
Telegrams and telexes in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)

Aviation

Aviation in Maidenhead in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)

Awards

Elizabeth Simpson on the Elizabeth Simpson Award a Letters to the Editor (Sep 2000)
Elizabeth Simpson Award in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)

Berkshire

The Austen Connection - Jane Austen’s connections with the county of Berkshire. Her education and relationship to some of the county families -by Joy Pibworth (Dec 2000)

BerksFHS

Birth Brief Q & A (Jun 2003)
Berkshire Name Search (Jun 2003)
Baptism of a new magazine, in a new font - The Elizabeth Simpson Award for 1999 was presented to the Berkshire Family Historian - by Sally Pellow (Jun 2000)
Birth Briefs Project by Errol Page (Dec 2002)
Chairman's Notes by Ivan Dickason (Sep 2000)
Computing Activities (Jun 2003)
Honorary membership from Irene Littleby, Reading Letter to the Editor (Sep 2001)
Honorary membership The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
Magazine subscriptions in The Bulletin (Jun 2002)
Open Day 2001 by Sue Matthews (Sep 2001)
Twenty five years ago in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
Membership Survey by Eddie Spackman (Dec 2002)
Postal research services - Current details are given at www.berksfhs.org.uk/services/
Reading Branch meetings in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)
Research Centre News in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
Research Centre News by Cliff Debney (Dec 2002)
Berkshire Search Suite up-date in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
NewsFlash Search Suite (Dec 2002)
'A word from our Chairman' in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
A word from our Chairman in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
A word from our Chairman in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
New Society President The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
* A word from the Editor (Mar 2003)
What’s on in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)

BerksFHS Computing

Computer Forum by Eddie Spackman (Sep 1999)
Computer Steering group (Mar 2001)

BerksFHS Projects

The Berkshire Overseers Project by Brian Hunt (Dec 2001)
Birth Briefs Project by Errol Page (Dec 2002)
Have you lost anyone? - The Strays Database - by Margaret Young (Mar 2002)
Society projects by Daphne Spurling (Sep 2001)

BerksFHS Publications

Publications & Monumental Inscription project by Jocie McBride (Dec 1999)
Moving to CD ROM in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)

BerksFHS Research Centre

Joiner needed in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
Research Centre from Sue Hedges - Letter to the Editor (Dec 2001)
Research Centre Library Accessions (Dec 2000)
Research Centre from Colin Brown and Bob Brock in Letters to the Editor (Mar 2002)
Research Centre News by Cliff Debney (Dec 2002)

Berkshire Family Historian

Apology in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Error In March 2002 Issue in The Bulletin (Jun 2002)

Berkshire Record Office (BRO)

Berkshire Record Office acquisitions in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
BRO digitisation project The Bulletin (Sep 2002)

Book Reviews are available for 2003, 2002, 2001 and 2000

Burial Indexes - update information is included in article on the Berkshire Burial Index

Census

1901 census in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
1901 Census - an update (Dec 2001)
1901 census in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
1901 Census The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
1901 census online in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)
Centenarians found on the CD ROM of the 1881 Census (Sep 1999)
Counting the population - The early history of the census (Jun 2001)
* Finding your way around the 1901 Census by Eddie Spackman (Mar 2003)
Wiltshire 1851 Census Index in The Bulletin (Jun 2002)

Computing

Using Software to Analyse Surname Distribution by Andrew Young (Mar 2000)

Courses

Berkshire Family History ‘Introduction to Family History’ Classes The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
Family history classes in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)
Reading University courses in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)

Criminals

Light in dark places - photographs of prisoners in Reading Gaol - by Elizabeth Hughes (Dec 1999)
* Seven years transportation by Peter Ford (Jun 2003)
Old Bailey proceedings in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)

Directories

Street directories online in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)

Education (including Schools and Universities)

Education in Langford and Little Faringdon 1858-1918 - The history of two village schools - by Miriam James(Jun 2000)
Open University in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Reading University courses in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Old school friends in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)
Open University in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
* Orphans at Bearwood - the Merchant Seamen’s Orphan Asylum by John Hann (Dec 2002)
* Hidden treasures in school log books by Barbara Dove (Mar 2003)

Events

Bracknell Family History Fair in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Dorset open day in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)
Events The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
What’s on in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
Society of Genealogists' history fair in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)
Wiltshire Open Day in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)

Families

Colliers of Yattendon from Syd Quartermain in Letters to the Editor (Mar 2002)
Glenister family gathering in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
The Jerome Chronicles Family life through half a millenium by Barry Jerome (Sep 1999)
Nevills of Hampshire and Berkshire from Guy Nevill,  London SE26 - a Letter to the Editor (Jun 2001)
Family reunions by Chris Relf (Dec 1999)

Family History

A Bluffer’s guide to converting your family tree into a family history by Barry Jerome (Mar 2001)
A Bluffer’s guide to converting your family tree into a family history (continued) by Barry Jerome (Jun 2001)

Farming

Farm life in the nineteenth century by Daphne Spurling (Dec 2001)
Foot and mouth in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
Historical farm records in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
* Hop picking holidays by Eileen Burcher (Mar 2003)
* Farm service or servants in husbandry by Walter Townsend (Mar 2003)

Gravestones

Cleaning gravestones in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)

General Record Office (GRO)

General Register Office (Scotland) in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
GRO birth, marriage and death indexes in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)
GRO certificates from Ken Skinner, Caversham, Reading Letter to the Editor (Sep 2001)

Help Wanted

Hospitals

Broadmoor Hospital archives by John Heritage (Jun 2002)
Royal Berkshire Hospital archives by Dr. Marshall Barr (Jun 2002)

Indexes

British Vital Records Index second edition in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)

Internet

Access to Archives (A2A) in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)
A hot tip from Oxfordshire in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)
Berkshire on the Internet in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Email discussion group by Eddie Spackman (Mar 2002)
General Register Office (Scotland) in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Greenham Common website in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)
Huntley and Palmers on the web in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)
Local history websites In Berkshire in The Bulletin (Jun 2002)
Netting your ancestors - Putting your family on the Internet - by Eddie Spackman (Jun 2000)
Northern Ireland certificates in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)
Origins online in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)
Pay-per-View in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
Procat on-line catalogue in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)

LDS (IGI etc)

Some IGI confusions untangled by Jean Debney (Jun 2001)
British Vital Records Index second edition in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Western European Vital Records on CD-ROM in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)

Libraries

Reading Local Studies Library news by Margaret Smith (Sep 1999)
Maidenhead Library sources - Sources for family historians - by Judith Mitchell (Jun 2000)
* A rare insight into Reading University’s Library by Christine Milne (Mar 2003)

Marriage

Berkshire Marriage Index in The Bulletin (Jun 2002)
Berkshire Marriage Index by Sue Matthews (Dec 2002)

Medical (including Diseases and Illnesses)

Genealogy and medical research in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)
Rural Robustness - health and medicine in the nineteenth-century countryside - by Lori Williamson (Sep 2001)
St Vitus Dance (Pat Cobb) a Q & A WITH JEAN (Mar 2000)

Members Interests

Members' Interests (Brownjohn) from Carol Jackaman - Letter to the Editor (Dec 2001)
Members’ interests - are included at www.berksfhs.org.uk/members-interests/

Memorial Inscriptions

An odd gravestone inscription in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)

Military

Army deserters and Queen Victoria. The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
* Family history at the Imperial War Museum by Sarah Paterson (Dec 2002)
Crimean War Medal Roll in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
* Family history at the National Army Museum by Peter B Boyden (Mar 2003)
First World War Soldiers’ Documents - Finding your way through the ‘Burnt Records’ - by Joyce Stamp (Mar 2001)
Fleet Air Arm pilot killed in France by John Gurnett (Jun 2000)
REME Museum at Aborfield The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
* Where were you on D-Day 1944? by Barbara Dove (Jun 2003)
*
POWs of the First World War by John Chapman (Jun 2003)
The Berkshire Yeomanry 1794-2000 by Simon Frost (Sep 2002)

Miscellaneous

100 years ago, Family Tree Day in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)
Rare baptism entry in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
Family ancestors by John Gurnett (Dec 1999)
Forward to the Past in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
* Black Britons - where are their monuments? by John Siblon (Dec 2002)
From the Editor in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
P is for pauper in The Bulletin (Jun 2002)
Postcards in The Bulletin (Jun 2002)
Sources for tracing children of Henry ROBINSON & Sarah LEE (Helen Booth) a Q & A WITH JEAN (Mar 2000)
Strays in Norfolk Register Letter to the Editor from Pat Mason (Dec 2002)
Tracing your family in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
Unwanted certificate in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
The X-files by Ralph Bradbury (Dec 1999)
The X-files a Letters to the Editor (Mar 2000)

Museums

Family History Centre, Exhibition Road in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
Reading Lives - Reading Museum Service's Oral History Collection - by Javier Pes (Jun 2000)
Museum of English Rural Life The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
The Royal Borough Museum Collection by Olivia Gooden (Mar 2002)
Rural History Centre - agricultural records at the University of Reading - by Jonathon Brown (Dec 2001)
Rural History Centre in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
Traditional Heritage Museum in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)

Newspapers

Berkshire newspapers - a guide by John Gurnett (Jun 2001)
Newspaper digitisation in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)

Occupations

Crew lists in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Gamekeepers Index in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)
Mills and millers in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)

Obituaries

Obituaries in The Bulletin (Jun 2002)

One Name Studies

Starting a one-name study - From Little Red Book to a 7,000 computer database - by David Wornham (Jun 2001)

People

The Boy Apprentice or White Tie and Tails by Daphne Spurling (Sep 2001)
Evidence or serendipity - a shot in the dark - by Lynne Smith (Dec 2001)
Henry Froom Beck from K.O. Beck, Horsham, West Sussex - a Letter to the Editor (Jun 2001)
Oh! What a Circus: 'Lord' George Sanger - Son of Newbury - The life and times of the famous circus family -by Julie Goddard (Sep 2000)
'Lord' George Sanger from Edward H Cohen - Letter to the Editor (Dec 2001)
'Lord' George Sanger from Julie Goddard in Letters to the Editor (Mar 2002)Forename Limborough & variations (Walter Townsend) a Q & A WITH JEAN (Mar 2000)
William John Povey from G M Povey in Letters to the Editor (Mar 2002)
People of the Kennet and Avon Canal by Clive Hackford (Mar 2002)
Two photographs (Alma Crump) a Q & A WITH JEAN (Mar 2000)
About a lady and gentlemen in a photograph (Ken Godfrey) a Q & A WITH JEAN (Dec 1999)
"I am trying to discover how Reginald ANSELL came by the perpetual patronage of the Recroty of Stowtinge." (Barry White) a Q & A WITH JEAN (Dec 1999)
The Snell Collection - The remarkable collection of transcripts of Berkshire records - by John Gurnett(Sep 2000)
Posh Spice in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
Dr. Watson in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
* 'A horse! a horse! my Kingdom for a horse!’ by Daphne Spurling (Jun 2003)
* A Winter’s Tale by Jayne (Redgrave) Thorne (Dec 2002)
What a Headache by Kevin Herridge (Mar 2002)

William 'Willie' Wimmera from Ralph Sanderson, Kambah, Australia - a Letter to the Editor (Jun 2001)

Places

Whitby, Ontario, Canada (Dec 2001)
Derbyshire video in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)
A distant shore by Martyn Killion (Jun 2002)
* Incest and nepotism in Wallingford by Major Alexander Greenwood (Jun 2003)
Sex & scandal in north Berkshire by John Gurnett (Dec 1999)
Shady and pig killing in Lambourn by Jill Wohlgemuth (Sep 2001)
Warfield Millennium video in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)

Police

From ag lab to County Constable - The rise of a family from Hurley - by Carolyn Boulton (Jun 2000)
* The early days of the Reading Watch by John Bowley (Jun 2003)
Reading Borough Police registers at Sulhamstead by John Bowley (Mar 2002)
Reading Borough Police registers at Sulhamstead from John Bowley - Letter to the Editor (Jun 2002)

Public Records

Free GRO index searches in The Bulletin (Jun 2003)
Public Record Office events in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)
Public Record Office events in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)

Records

Archdeaconry records and the family historian - Understanding the value of church court records, sometimes called ‘the Bawdy Courts’ - by Joan Dils (Dec 2000)Biscuits, Beer & Bulbs - Reading's old company records - by Tony Corley (Dec 1999)
The National Monuments Record by Alyson Rogers (Jun 2002)

Record Offices

London Metropolitan Archives The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
London Metropolitan Archives in The Bulletin (Dec 2001)
Wiltshire Record Office on the move in The Bulletin (Sep 2001)
Wiltshire record Office from Jean Nicholls - Letter to the Editor (Dec 2001)

Religious Denominations

A Baptist conundrum - The story of a Baptist family - by Daphne Spurling (Mar 2001)
Catholic recusancy in Berkshire by Tony Hadland (Sep 2002)
Was Frogley Cox a catholic? Letter to the Editor from Eric Saxton (Dec 2002)International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
Jewish Ancestry from Mrs A Merritt - Letter to the Editor (Jun 2002)
Jewish genealogy by Susan Fifer (Dec 2001)
Protestation Oath Roll in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)

Registers

Appleford Parish Register Transcripts from Hugh Kearsey - Letter to the Editor (Dec 2001)
Berkshire Electoral Registers 1889-1892/3 by Talbot K Green (Mar 2000)
New parish registers at the BRO The Bulletin (Sep 2002)

Research Techniques

From Genealogy to Family History - Using biographies to expand our knowledge of family history (Jun 2001)

Social History

'. . . . . stepped out of a window while talking to St Paul’ by Daphne Spurling (Mar 2002)
'An Australian boy' by Ralph Sanderson (Jun 2002)
Bastardy in Berkshire by Lisa Spurrier (Mar 2000)
Doodlebug days in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
The Edwardian Country House The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
'For a healthy, happy job' in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)
Berkshire machine breakers - Captain Swing and the 1830 riots by Jill Chambers (Mar 2000)An appeal for a mangle by Pauline Houldey (Sep 2001)
An appeal for a mangle from Pauline Houldey - Letter to the Editor (Jun 2002)
The Mass-Observation Archive by Joy Eldridge (Jun 2002)
Movers and stayers in 19th century Abingdon by Mike Robbins (Sep 1999)
Movers and Stayers a Letters to the Editor (Mar 2000)
Recollections of a 1920s goalkeeper by Helen Turner (Sep 2001)
Reflections: A Phoenix for the family by J.F.B. (Jun 2000)
The sport of Kings (and Queens) by David Boyd (Jun 2002)
Spotlight on a community in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)
* Rough music, or morality in the community by Neila Warner (Jun 2003)
Summer holidays in The Bulletin (Jun 2001)
An unexpected surprise from the National Burial Index by Gillian Stevens (Sep 2001)
Upstairs and downstairs - Life at Padworth House in the 1920s - by Angela Wilson (Sep 2000)
The Reading Wagon by Janet Keet-Black (Sep 2002)
Waving the flag by Carolyn Boulton (Jun 2002)
The Way We Were - The day-to-day life of nineteenth century workers - by John Gurnett (Dec 2000)
The way we were - The origin of well-known sayings - (Jun 2001)
The way we were (Mar 2002)

Societies

London family history societies merger in The Bulletin (Mar 2002)

Taxes

A tax for all seasons - the seventeenth century Hearth Tax by John Gurnett (Sep 1999)
Hearth Tax, Statistical database The Bulletin (Sep 2002)

Transcribing

Aah! Bisto in The Bulletin (Mar 2003)

Are you indexing or transcribing records? - An appeal for help - by Jocie McBride (Sep 2000)

Telegrams and telexes in The Bulletin (Dec 2002)

War Memorials

Berkshire War Memorial Project - an update - by Alan Hutchins (Sep 1999)

Wills

A practical guide to using old wills for family history by David French (Dec 2001)
A rare rhyming will (Sep 1999)
The Wiltshire Wills Project by Lucy Jefferis (Sep 2001)
Wiltshire wills project, Victoria Cross The Bulletin (Sep 2002)
Wiltshire Wills project from Joyce Williams - Letter to the Editor (Dec 2001)

Workhouse

The workhouse in Berkshire - Life in the workhouse in the nineteenth century. - by Peter Higginbotham (Mar 2001)


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