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Sun. 22 Sep, 2019 - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019

Sun. 22 Sep, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Mon. 23 Sep, 2019

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Tue. 24 Sep, 2019

Drop In Advice Session at Wokingham Library (Tue. 24 Sep, 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: The History of the Foundling Hospital by Jane King (Tue. 24 Sep, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

Thomas Coram's struggle in 1739 to establish the Foundling Hospital — London's first home for abandoned children — and how babies left there were brought up.

Wed. 25 Sep, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Thu. 26 Sep, 2019

Basic Latin for Family Historians Course: with Joan Dils (Thu. 26 Sep, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Second session of a two-part course. First session: Thursday, 12th September.

Joan Dils is President of the Berkshire Local History Association and a former tutor at Oxford and Reading Universities in English Local History. This two-part course will cover the words and phrases commonly found in the most frequently consulted family history documents and resources. An unmissable opportunity for a rare to find course.

Fully booked: (was BOOK £20, Member £16, for two sessions and tea or coffee. Places limited, pre-booking essential)

Members obtain the saving using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries.

Reading Branch: Putting Berkshire on the Map by John Leighfield (Thu. 26 Sep, 2019 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm)

John’s talk will give us a brief introduction to mapping from prehistoric times up to the earliest, primitive maps of Britain.  We’ll be taken from the first extant map of Britain with genuine cartographic content and the revolution in mapping in the 16th century (particularly Saxton and Speed), into the 18th century (driven by a prize given by the RSA), through the 19th century (the Ordnance Survey) and end with the transformation in mapping brought about by the technological revolution of the late 20th and the 21st centuries.

This talk is heavily illustrated with pictures of all the key maps that show Berkshire from 1574 onwards and will be accompanied by a display of a number of the key maps that have been discussed.

John Leighfield has been collecting maps (of Oxfordshire and adjoining counties and of Cornwall) since 1966 and regularly lectures on the topic.

Fri. 27 Sep, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Sat. 28 Sep, 2019

Workshop: Parish Registers Tutor: Catherine Sampson (Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Increase your chances of success when using one of the core resources for family historians. Learn what registers can provide, where to find them, how Church of England and nonconformist registers differ, and how to interpret them.  Also, indexes and transcripts, their benefits and pitfalls.

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

Members can obtain the saving using the coupon code published in the current Berkshire Family Historian.

Contact The Booking Administrator with any queries, including details of free parking arrangements.

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