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January 2019
January 2019

Tue. 1 Jan, 2019

Natter Group will not meet (Tue. 1 Jan, 2019 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm)

The Natter group will not meet in January 2019 as the first Tuesday is a bank holiday.

See you all on Tuesday 5th February 2019

Wed. 2 Jan, 2019

Family History Advice (Wed. 2 Jan, 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

Sun. 6 Jan, 2019

Tue. 8 Jan, 2019

Drop In Session at the Centre (Tue. 8 Jan, 2019 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Breaking down brick walls with Sandra Barkwith.

 FREE just drop in.

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library 2pm-5pm (Tue. 8 Jan, 2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

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

Wed. 9 Jan, 2019

Newbury Branch - Jack of Newbury (Wed. 9 Jan, 2019 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Dr David Peacock will describe the life and importance of this charismatic Tudor clothier, who became a wealthy landowner, magistrate and MP, rebuilt Newbury’s parish church and raised troops for Henry VIII’s military campaigns. His house occupied a 96-foot frontage on Northbrook Street, and accommodated dozens of looms in workshops behind.

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.

Thu. 10 Jan, 2019

'Transport' Talk series - First talk of five. (Thu. 10 Jan, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Early Years of Reading's Railways: with Paul Joyce

Paul Joyce is Chairman of Reading Transport Group.  Reading was linked to London by railway in 1840, and to Bristol the following year, bringing important economic growth to the town.  This talk focuses on the early years of the railway.

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

TICKETS: £5 (Members £4) includes tea/coffee and cake.

Advanced booking is highly recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability).  Members can use the coupon code from the current Berkshire Family Historian to get a discount.

Book all five talks in the series for the discounted price of £20 (members £16)

The other talks in this series are on 24th January, 7th February, 21st February and 9th March.

Contact The Booking Administrator  with any queries.

 

Fri. 11 Jan, 2019

Wed. 16 Jan, 2019

Family History Help Desk (Wed. 16 Jan, 2019 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Please call Abingdon Library direct on 01235 520374 to book an appointment.

We are happy to start your journey into Family History or assist break down brick walls for more experienced family historians.

Please ask for a ONE hour session.

Computer Branch - Mysteries of Time (Wed. 16 Jan, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm)

Gregorian/Julian calendar, missing days, feast days, regnal years, Excel dates, etc

Fri. 18 Jan, 2019

Bracknell Branch - Discovering My Ancestor (Fri. 18 Jan, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

A chance for members and visitors to give a short talk about the journey they experienced whilst finding out about the life of one of their ancestors.

Sat. 19 Jan, 2019

Understanding Old Handwriting Course: Session 1, Tutor: Joan Dils (Sat. 19 Jan, 2019 11:00 am - 1:30 pm)

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.

Mon. 21 Jan, 2019

Vale Branch - Carrots, Courtesans and Culture (Mon. 21 Jan, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

From the early history of Covent Garden, its change of use to the centre of the Bawdy and Bagnio houses catering for the rakes in Georgian England to its current position as a premier tourist meeting place for street entertainment.

Speaker: Martin Collisson

Thu. 24 Jan, 2019

'Transport' Talk series - Second talk of five. (Thu. 24 Jan, 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Getting around in the 1960s: with Mike Hurst

An entertaining illustrated talk about how we were on the move in the 'Swinging' Sixties.  Covering cars (often second hand), motorbikes, scooters, buses, air travel, a railway system in apparently terminal decline, the first motorways, the rise of lorries and car ownership, inclusive tours abroad and the switch of ocean liners to cruising.  A decade of amazing change and already history!

TICKETS: £5 (Members £4) includes tea/coffee and cake.

Advanced booking is highly recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability). Members can use the coupon code from the current Berkshire Family Historian to get a discount.

The other talks in this series are on 10th January, 7th February, 21st February and 9th March.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Fri. 25 Jan, 2019

Sat. 26 Jan, 2019

Workshop: Merchant Navy Records Tutor: Tony Wright (Sat. 26 Jan, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

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.

Tue. 29 Jan, 2019

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library 2pm - 5pm (Tue. 29 Jan, 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)

Windsor Branch - Interesting Finds (Tue. 29 Jan, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

This is an open evening for members and all.

Bring along items to show or stories to tell at our open evening.

Thu. 31 Jan, 2019

Reading Branch - Telling Tales: bringing the past to life by Mike Swaddling (Thu. 31 Jan, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

A retired marketing communications manager living in Sandhurst, after getting his wife to sign his release papers from full time work Mike was able to follow up an idea inspired by his father's memoirs to help retired people with their reminiscences. Over 10 years, he visited retirement homes and recorded first-hand stories of lives stretching back almost 100 years. These were compiled into several published anthologies. The stories are as varied as human nature itself, and his talk brings a handful of them to life in entertaining fashion and with lots of humour. He will also share some of the techniques he learned on how to get people to talk about their past lives.

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