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September 2018
September 2018

Tue. 4 Sep, 2018

Natter Group (Tue. 4 Sep, 2018 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm)

Informal discussion led by Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens.  There is a small charge for refreshments.

Arrive 6.45pm whilst the library is open (library closes at 7pm).  Group meeting 6.45pm - 9.00pm.

FREE Booking not needed, just turn up.

Free parking is available for attendees - e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

Wed. 5 Sep, 2018

Drop In Session at the Centre (Wed. 5 Sep, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Breaking down Brick Walls with Sandra Barkwith.

FREE just drop in

Family History Advice (Wed. 5 Sep, 2018 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

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

2pm-5pm   Free parking and free WiFi.

Free access to Ancestry, Findmypast and Forces War Records

Thu. 6 Sep, 2018

'Life on the River Thames' - Talk series - Fifth talk of five (Thu. 6 Sep, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder: a cross-border tale of Berkshire and Oxfordshire skulduggery: with Mark Davies

In 1787, an elderly man was robbed and murdered after leaving Abingdon’s Michaelmas Fair.  Primitive police resources and the reluctance of local residents to ‘get involved’ left the case unsolved for four years.  The evidence which eventually emerged exposed a wide-ranging, criminal network cemented by marriage alliances and supported by some of Abingdon’s leading men.

Mark Davies is a local historian, walks and river-cruises guide, speaker, writer and author of The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder: A True-life Tale of Crime and Punishment.

TICKETS:  £5 (members £4) includes tea and cake.

Advanced booking is highly recommended, but you can pay at the door (subject to availability).

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

The last talk in the series.  Previous talks were on 12th July, 26th July, 9th August and 23rd August.

Fri. 7 Sep, 2018

Heritage Open Days (Fri. 7 Sep, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Help with your family research, children's family history activities, books to browse and tea and cake - what could be nicer!

FREE, just drop in.

Sat. 8 Sep, 2018

Heritage Open Days (Sat. 8 Sep, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Help with your family research, children's family history activities, books to browse and tea and cake - what could be nicer!

FREE, just drop in.

Tue. 11 Sep, 2018

Drop In Advice Session at Bracknell Library 2pm-5pm (Tue. 11 Sep, 2018 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 Sep, 2018

Royal shenanigans and courtesans (Wed. 12 Sep, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)

Mike Rendell writes, speaks and blogs on all things Georgian, and here he lifts the lid on murder, rape, incest and false imprisonment in the context of the Prince Regent and his dissolute family. The leading sex workers of Georgian times enjoyed a celebrity status which is nowadays hard to credit. Prepare to be scandalised.

Thu. 13 Sep, 2018

Heritage Open Days (Thu. 13 Sep, 2018 10:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Help with your family research, children's family history activities, books to browse and tea and cake - what could be nicer!

FREE, just drop in.

Fri. 14 Sep, 2018

Sat. 15 Sep, 2018

Heritage Open Days (Sat. 15 Sep, 2018 10:30 am - 11:30 am)

Help with your family research, children's family history activities, books to browse and tea and cake - what could be nicer!

FREE, just drop in.

Mon. 17 Sep, 2018

THE SHIPTON-ON-CHERWELL TRAIN DISASTER 1874 (Mon. 17 Sep, 2018 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm)

One of the worst ever disasters on the Great Western Railway. Thirty-four people lost their lives on Christmas Eve 1874 when the Birmingham bound train derailed. It was an event which changed the way railways were operated in Britain.

Speaker: Linda Haynes

Wed. 19 Sep, 2018

Drop In Session at the Centre (Wed. 19 Sep, 2018 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

Military records with Trevor Maidment.

FREE just drop in

Family History on tablets and smartphones (Wed. 19 Sep, 2018 7:15 pm - 9:45 pm)

An opportunity to share how we use smartphones and tablets to help with our genealogical research, including app/programs for Android, iOS (Apple) and Windows. Do you have a favourite app/program for family history?

Fri. 21 Sep, 2018

Sat. 22 Sep, 2018

The Family History Show, London (Sat. 22 Sep, 2018 10:00 am - 4:30 pm)

On Saturday, 22nd September, The Family History Show, London takes place at Sandown Park Racecourse, Sandown Park, Portsmouth Rd, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ

Berkshire Family History Society will again be at Sandown Park for this event. Note that it is on Saturday this year. You will be able to join the society, purchase its publications and get help and advice from society volunteers on the day.

https://thefamilyhistoryshow.com/london/

Tue. 25 Sep, 2018

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library 2pm - 5pm (Tue. 25 Sep, 2018 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)

An Actors Life for Me! (Tue. 25 Sep, 2018 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

by Peter Charlton

The long history of the theatre produced many performers, was an ancestor of yours amongst them?

This talk will help you research your own theatrical ancestors, where to look and what you can find.

Thu. 27 Sep, 2018

Irish Family History Resources Online by Peter Christian (Thu. 27 Sep, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Irish Family History Resources on the Internet The Irish genealogy world was somewhat slow to embrace the Internet, but the last few years have seen a massive expansion in offerings from all quarters — official, voluntary, and commercial. In addition to the (free) Irish census site, there is an increasing body of church records, both Catholic and Protestant, online. There are plenty of resources, too, to provide help and orientation, especially for those with little first-hand knowledge of Ireland’s geography and genealogy. This talk will provide an overview of the range of resources available online, with a detailed look at the civil registration, census and church records available on the web.

Fri. 28 Sep, 2018

Sat. 29 Sep, 2018

Workshop - Parish Registers Tutor: Catherine Sampson (Sat. 29 Sep, 2018 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Increase your chances of success with family historians' core resource.  Better understand what registers can provide for you, how they change over time, where to find them, how Church of England and non-conformist registers differ, and how to interpret them.  Also, indexes and transcripts, their benefits and pitfalls.

Free parking is availble for attendees - contact events for details.

BOOK £10 (members £9) includes tea or coffee. Places limited, pre-booking required

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