Computer Branch

This branch meets on the third Wednesday evening of the month at

The Oakwood Centre
Headley Road

Doors open at 7.15 pm Meetings begin at 7.45 pm and end by around 9.30/9.45 pm

For registered charities, provision of public benefit is a legal requirement. It follows that visitors are always welcome at Branch meetings and events. Where they can afford to do so, visitors are encouraged to donate £3 when attending a meeting. This is a suggested contribution towards costs incurred by the society in arranging local activities.

Free car parking (after 6.00 pm) opposite to the centre

How to find The Oakwood Centre
(This uses the Streetmap website and opens a new tab or window)


Meetings include a talk on a topic of general interest to most family historians interested in computers and given by a speaker who is an acknowledged authority on that subject. The main talk is generally followed by refreshments and then questions.

A selection of books, CDs, and other items from the society bookshop are sometimes available.

You can ask questions relating to family history or computers before the talk starts and during the refreshment break. 

Go directly to the Events Calendar for details about this month’s meeting

Other Branch Activities

Public benefit is central to the work of all charities and each branch of Berkshire Family History Society plays its part in delivering that benefit.  

Talks to community groups

A few local society members give talks on family history research to community groups. Organisations that engage such speakers are invited to make a donation to the society (a registered charity) in lieu of a speaker fee. 


Projects are a vital part of the work of the society. They are important in helping to preserve historic records and making information from those records accessible to a wider public. Without such project work, there would be few if any accurate indexes or transcripts accessible to you as a family historian.

The Computer branch is working on producing a CD containing transcripts and images of the memorial inscriptions in the churchyard of Woodley St John.

For more information about the Computer Branch

Send a message to Gillian Stevens, the branch chairman

Page reviewed and revised 13th November 2018

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