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March 2017
March 2017

Wed. 1 Mar, 2017

drop in session at Whitley Community Museum (Wed. 1 Mar, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Join us at Whitley Community Museum for advice on starting or continuing your family history research

Family History Advice (Wed. 1 Mar, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

at Cippenham Library, Elmshott Lane, Slough, SL1 5RB.

free parking and free wi-fi

Fri. 3 Mar, 2017

Tue. 7 Mar, 2017

Natter Evening at the Research Centre - Tues 7th Mar (Tue. 7 Mar, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

We are going to start the evening looking at the various sorts of memorabilia that we may have or are able to photograph, collect, see, acquire, etc.

Wed. 8 Mar, 2017

Family History Advice (Wed. 8 Mar, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

We are on computers 17-24, on the first floor, at the Curve, William Street, Slough, SL1 1XY

Nineteenth-century Berkshire women (Wed. 8 Mar, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Lin Ricketts offers an insight into the lives of the different classes of women in Berkshire during the 19th century using archive resources.

Newbury Branch meeting. All welcome. Free parking. Q&A after the talk, which lasts 45 - 60 mins. Refreshments. Good company. Entry is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Enquiries to newbury at berksfhs.org.uk or see www.berksfhs.org.uk

Fri. 10 Mar, 2017

Tue. 14 Mar, 2017

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library 2pm-5pm (Tue. 14 Mar, 2017 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.
Bracknell Library, Town Square, Bracknell. RG12 1BH (2pm - 5pm)

Wed. 15 Mar, 2017

Online Records - some recent additions (Wed. 15 Mar, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm)

Computer Branch meeting. Watch this space, it is too early to know what are going to be the recent additions for March 2017. A few days prior to our meeting I will post here the recent additions that we will be looking at, of course there may also be late additions that we don't know about until the evening of the meeting.

Berkshire Protestation Returns 1641/42 have just gone online. Useful additions on The Genealogist too.

Fri. 17 Mar, 2017

Making the most of Libraries, Archives and Record Offices (Fri. 17 Mar, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

Bracknell and Wokingham Branch meets at Priestwood Community Centre for a talk by Elizabeth Owen 

Mon. 20 Mar, 2017

He died of his wounds … (Mon. 20 Mar, 2017 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm)

He died of his wounds … by Simon Burbidge

Vale Branch — for North Berkshire and Oxfordshire — meets at at the Long Furlong Community Centre.

Our speaker is our own Simon Burbidge. Simon will be telling the story of his own Grandfather Leslie Burbidge who died in the 1930s. Simon was told 'he died of his wounds'.  In this talk we will hear a description of Leslie's military and RAF service, decorations he received and his medical records which could explain the family's attitude towards a decorated serviceman.

All welcome.

Fri. 24 Mar, 2017

Tue. 28 Mar, 2017

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library 2pm - 5pm (Tue. 28 Mar, 2017 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)

"From Trevithick to Barnes Wallace - an engineer in the family" a talk by Tony Hadland (Tue. 28 Mar, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

Engineers often appear on most family trees.  Come along to the Windsor Branch meeting and hear of new openings for research.

All welcome

Thu. 30 Mar, 2017

Will power by Meryl Catty (Thu. 30 Mar, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm)

Reading Branch meeting. Everyone welcome.

Far too many family historians make the mistake of assuming their ancestors were much too poor to make wills, thereby ignoring potentially invaluable sources of information. Learn how wills were made and how they might be used to solve a variety of family history problems.

Fri. 31 Mar, 2017

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