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May 2017
May 2017

Tue. 2 May, 2017

Natter Evening at the Research Centre (Tue. 2 May, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm)

We will be starting our natter with the topic that was chosen by last months attendees How to do Reseach in Other Countries

Plus I am sure there will be some natter about other things that you have done during the Easterr break, perhaps you have been to a family history reunion, visited the WDYTYA show at NEC Birmingham, met up with some new cousins, walked around the area your ancestors lived or visited a new archive.

Usual time - 7pm, usual place - upstairs at the Berks FHS Research Centre. Plus of course there will be drinks and cake.

Everyone is welcome so if you want to bring a friend we would love to welcome them.

Fri. 5 May, 2017

Tue. 9 May, 2017

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library 2pm-5pm (Tue. 9 May, 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. 10 May, 2017

My favourite ancestor (Wed. 10 May, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Following a short Branch Annual Meeting, a few members will give short talks on their own family history research, and everyone will be welcome to join in the discussions to follow.

Newbury Branch meeting. All welcome. Free parking. Refreshments. Good company. Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.

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

Fri. 12 May, 2017

Mon. 15 May, 2017

Eureka Moments (Mon. 15 May, 2017 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm)

A chance for members to share their family history research, helping to demolish 'brickwalls' and using well known genealogy  websites.  This meeting also includes our Annual Meeting.  Visitors are welcome.

 

Wed. 17 May, 2017

Preserving your digital legacy (Wed. 17 May, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm)

Preserving your digital legacy – future proofing your records.  

Fri. 19 May, 2017

Georgian Cookery a talk by Catherine Sampson (Fri. 19 May, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

Bracknell and Wokingham Branch

Catherine Sampson tells how increasing industrialisation and enclosure of open fields, commons and 'wastes' changed the food that our ancestors ate in Georgian times (1714 to 1830), and how they prepared and cooked it.

The talk will also touch on cookery writers and recipes of the period that inspired successive generations of householders, glimpse into the Georgian kitchen and dining room, and recount some of the more extreme table etiquette of the middle and upper classes.

Visitors are welcome at all Branch meetings.

Thu. 25 May, 2017

The Hidden History of Readings War Graves and Memorials by Liz Tait (Thu. 25 May, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm)

Liz’s talk is based on the research which she began in 1996 when she discovered war graves in the Old Reading Cemetery. Why were the graves there? Who were these men and women? They became people not just names when she found their photographs; at that point she was hooked and had to find out more.

 

Fri. 26 May, 2017

Tue. 30 May, 2017

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library 2pm - 5pm (Tue. 30 May, 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)

Ancestors in Old Newspapers, by Richard Heaton (Tue. 30 May, 2017 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

For family and social historians old newspapers are a time capsule - a window into the past.

This treasure trove of material complements the official record of life events found in Parish records. At their best, newspapers provide nuggets of information about the lives of our ancestors and their neighbours — information that is recorded nowhere else.

Visitors are welcome at all Windsor Branch meetings.

Note that a brief Branch Annual Meeting will precede Richard's illustrated talk.

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