Events under 'Workshops and courses'
Monday, January 21, 2019

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Understanding Old Handwriting Course: Session 1, Tutor: Joan Dils

Joan Dils is an Honorary Visiting Fellow in History at the University of Reading and President of the Berkshire Local History Association. She taught history and local history for the former School of Continuing Education at the University where she was a part-time lecturer.

This course will look at the structure of documents from the 17th-19th centuries, which are of most use to family historians, and teach attendees how to read the various handwriting styles used.

Attendees may bring a document with them to decipher.

BOOK: £30 for three fortnightly sessions: 19th January, 2nd February and 16th February (Members £24).  Includes tea or coffee.  Places limited, pre-booking required. Members can use the coupon code from the current Berkshire Family Historian to get a discount.

For free parking arrangements please contact The Booking Administrator

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Workshop: Merchant Navy Records Tutor: Tony Wright

What was your seaman eating?  How much was he paid?  Who was he sending money home to?  Where did he live?  Where did he travel to?  These and many other questions will be answered in the workshop.  Attendees will discover what records are available and how and where to find them.  The workshop will also look at the Seaman's Certificate of Continuous Discharge, Crew Lists, Ship's Logs, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Ship's Movement cards, and some online resources for finding more information.

TICKETS: £10 (Members £9) includes tea or coffee.  Places limited, early booking recommended. Members can use the coupon code in the current Berkshire Family Historian to obtain the discount when booking online.

For free parking arrangements please contact The Booking Administrator

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Understanding Old Handwriting Course: Session 2, Tutor: Joan Dils

Joan Dils is an Honorary Visiting Fellow in History at the University of Reading and President of the Berkshire Local History Association. She taught history and local history for the former School of Continuing Education at the University where she was a part-time lecturer.

This course will look at the structure of documents from the 17th-19th centuries, which are of most use to family historians, and teach attendees how to read the various handwriting styles used.

Attendees may bring a document with them to decipher.

BOOK: £30 for three fortnightly sessions: 19th January, 2nd February and 16th February (Members £24).  Includes tea or coffee.  Places limited, pre-booking required. Members can use the coupon code from the current Berkshire Family Historian to get a discount.

For free parking arrangements please contact The Booking Administrator

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

 

 

Saturday, February 2, 2019 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Workshop: Census Records - England and Wales Tutor: Tony Roberts

Find out how to get the most from Census records for your family history research.  This workshop considers the background to the census and looks at some of its early forms in England and Wales.  Attendees will explore the development in the modern census from 1841 to date, including the 1939 Register too, and will have opportunities to examine samples of different censuses.

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

For free parking arrangements, please contact The Booking Administrator

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Saturday, February 9, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Understanding Old Handwriting Course: Session 3, Tutor: Joan Dils

Joan Dils is an Honorary Visiting Fellow in History at the University of Reading and President of the Berkshire Local History Association. She taught history and local history for the former School of Continuing Education at the University where she was a part-time lecturer.

This course will look at the structure of documents from the 17th-19th centuries, which are of most use to family historians, and teach attendees how to read the various handwriting styles used.

Attendees may bring a document with them to decipher.

Note: this is the last session of three.

BOOK: £30 for three fortnightly sessions: 19th January, 2nd February and 16th February (Members £24).  Includes tea or coffee.  Places limited, pre-booking required. Members can use the coupon code from the current Berkshire Family Historian to get a discount.

For free parking arrangements please contact The Booking Administrator

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Workshop: Where there's a Will there's a relative Tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens

This workshop will look at Wills, pre and post 1858, plus other probate documents such as inventories, administrations and death duties.  Find out their benefits for family historians and where to locate them.

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

Includes a lunch break, so please bring lunch with you.

For free parking arrangements please contact The Booking Administrator

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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