Events under 'Workshops and courses'
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Event Name

Date

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 looked at the structure of documents from the 17th-19th centuries, which are of most use to family historians, and taught 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).  Included tea or coffee.  Places were limited, pre-booking was required. Members could 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 considered the background to the census and looks at some of its early forms in England and Wales.  Attendees explored 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.

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

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 looked 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 was the last session of three.

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

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.

BOOK YOUR PLACE: £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. A refrigerator is available.

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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Beginners' Family History Course: 1st Session - Tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens (Friday, 5th April 2019 11.00am - 2.00pm)

A series of four sessions for those new to researching family history including where to start, how to progress and good research practice.  Learn how to work with core records of civil registration, censuses, parish registers and modern Wills. 

Followed by an introduction to other records of interest to participants.  Discover different genealogy websites, the content they offer and their strengths and limitations.

BOOK YOUR PLACE: £30 for four sessions (Members £24).  Places limited, pre-booking essential.  Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.  Sessions are held on 5th and 12th April, 3rd and 10th May.  

Includes tea or coffee.

Includes short break for lunch (not provided).

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Friday, April 5, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Beginners' Family History Course - 2nd Session: Tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens

A series of four sessions (starting on 5th April) for those new to researching family history including where to start, how to progress and good research practice.  Learn how to work with core records of civil registration, censuses, parish registers and modern Wills.

Followed by an introduction to other records of interest to participants.  Discover different genealogy websites, the content they offer and their strengths and limitations.

BOOK YOUR PLACE: £30 for four sessions (Members £24).  Places limited, pre-booking essential.  Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.  Sessions are held on 5th and 12th April and 3rd and 10th May.

Includes tea or coffee.

Includes short break for lunch (not provided). A refrigerator is available.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Friday, April 12, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Beginners' Family History Course - 3rd Session - Tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens

A series of four sessions (starting on 5th April) for those new to researching family history including where to start, how to progress and good research practice.  Learn how to work with core records of civil registration, censuses, parish registers and modern Wills.

Fllowed by an introduction to other records of interest to participants.  Discover different genealogy websites, the content they offer and their strengths and limitations.

TICKETS: £30 for four sessions (Members £24).  Places limited, pre-booking essential.  Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.  Sessions are held on 5th and 12th April, 3rd and 10th May.

Includes tea or coffee.

Includes short break for lunch (not provided). A refrigerator is available.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Friday, May 3, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Beginners' Family History Course - 4th Session - Tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens

A series of four sessions (starting on 5th April) for those new to researching family history including where to start, how to progress and good research practice.  Learn how to work with core records of civil registration, censuses, parish registers and modern Wills.

Followed by an introduction to other records of interest to participants.  Discover different genealogy websites, the contact they offer and their strengths and limitations.

TICKETS: £30 for four sessions (Members £24).  Places limited, pre-booking essential.  Members can obtain the discount using the coupon code published in their current Berkshire Family Historian.  Sessions are held on 5th and 12th April, 3rd and 10th May.

Includes tea or coffee.

Includes short break for lunch (not provided). Refrigerator available.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Friday, May 10, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Workshop: Scrapbooking for Family Historians: with Angie Catt

Creating and preserving family history in bespoke scrapbooks has become increasingly popular over recent years.  Find out how you can create scrapbook pages based on images from your own family history in this practical and hands-on workshop.  Attendees should bring a copy (not original) of any image they would like to use.  Scrapbooking papers will be provided.

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

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, including those about free parking arrangements.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Workshop: Census Records of Scotland, Ireland and Overseas: Tutor: Tony Roberts

Ancestors in Scotland, Ireland and overseas?  Discover how the census data for Scotland, Ireland and North America can help you discover more about your family's history.  This workshop also briefly looks at the census 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 their current Berkshire Family Historian.

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

Saturday, June 15, 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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