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April 2017
April 2017

Tue. 4 Apr, 2017

Natter Evening at the Research Centre (Tue. 4 Apr, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

An informal Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Visitors are welcome to join the group.

Details of the topic(s) for the evening will appear here later.

 

Wed. 5 Apr, 2017

Drop in session at Whitley Community Museum (Wed. 5 Apr, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

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

Thu. 6 Apr, 2017

Who Do You Think You Are? Live (Thu. 6 Apr, 2017 9:30 am - 5:30 pm)

The society will be in Birmingham

Volunteers from Berkshire Family History Society will again be at the UK's foremost family history show — in Hall 2 at the National Exhibition Centre.

All of the society's publications will be available for purchase at the event, and help and advice on researching ancestors in pre-1974 Berkshire will be available on the society's stand.

Fri. 7 Apr, 2017

Who Do You Think You Are? Live - Day Two (Fri. 7 Apr, 2017 9:30 am - 5:30 pm)

The society will be in Birmingham

Volunteers from Berkshire Family History Society will again be at the UK's foremost family history show — in Hall 2 at the National Exhibition Centre.

All of the society's publications will be available for purchase at the event, and help and advice on researching ancestors in pre-1974 Berkshire will be available on the society's stand.

Sat. 8 Apr, 2017

Who Do You Think You Are? Live - Day Three (Sat. 8 Apr, 2017 9:30 am - 5:30 pm)

The society will be in Birmingham

Volunteers from Berkshire Family History Society will again be at the UK's foremost family history show — in Hall 2 at the National Exhibition Centre.

All of the society's publications will be available for purchase at the event, and help and advice on researching ancestors in pre-1974 Berkshire will be available on the society's stand.

Mon. 10 Apr, 2017

Medicine in the Great War (Mon. 10 Apr, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Vale Branch - for North Berkshire and Oxfordshire

Note that this meeting is on the second Monday of the month this time.

Our speaker is John Clements, a retired GP.  He uses details of both his and his wife's ancestors who were involved with medical care as the basis for a talk about medicine in the First World War, with a brief history of medical care before that.

All visitors welcome.

 

Tue. 11 Apr, 2017

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library 2pm-5pm (Tue. 11 Apr, 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. 12 Apr, 2017

Unusual prisoners in the Tower (Wed. 12 Apr, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Newbury Branch — covering West Berkshire

Tony Strafford will talk, in Beefeater costume, about the more unlikely unfortunates who have found themselves cast into England's most famous gaol. Monthly meeting of Newbury Branch. All welcome. Free entry, although donations to the society (which is a registered charity) will be gratefully received. Enquiries to newbury at berksfhs.org.uk

Fri. 14 Apr, 2017

Wed. 19 Apr, 2017

1) Scottish Civil Registration 2) Lost Cousins (Wed. 19 Apr, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm)

                                 During the first half of the evening Tony Wright is going to look at Scottish Civil Registration (Births, Marriages and Deaths from 1 Jan 1855)

To complete the evening Gillian Stevens is going to demonstrate the Lost Cousins website, this is a great way to find known and unknown cousins by matching common census data. 

Fri. 21 Apr, 2017

Branch Annual Meeting followed by 'History of Wokingham Part 2" by Trevor Ottlewski (Fri. 21 Apr, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

Bracknell and Wokingham Branch

Trevor is returning to conclude his "History of Wokingham".  Part 1 was very informative with many photographs and illustrations. We look forward to Part 2.

The talk will follow the Branch Annual Meeting.

Visitors are always very welcome at all Branch meetings. 

Tue. 25 Apr, 2017

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library 2pm - 5pm (Tue. 25 Apr, 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)

"Adoption and Fostering 1850-1930" - a talk by Louise Taylor (Tue. 25 Apr, 2017 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm)

Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead Branch

Tracing the adopted children is difficult prior to the Adoption of Children Act 1926 that came into effect from January 1927 requiring adoptions to be registered.  Come along and find some useful areas of enquiry.

Visitors are welcome at all meetings.

Thu. 27 Apr, 2017

Riots, Randies and Women not their Wives - Railways Navvy: Social Life and Living Conditions by Chris and Judy Rouse (Thu. 27 Apr, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm)

Reading Branch meets at Tilehurst

Following on from last year's talk about the working conditions faced by railway navvies, Chris and Judy Rouse will this time be telling us about their social and living conditions — often colourful. 

Visitors are welcome at all meetings.

This talk will be preceded by a brief Branch Annual Meeting.

Fri. 28 Apr, 2017

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