Fairs and open days

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In the past, Berkshire Family History Society usually supported the national family history events (like Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE — now a discontinued annual event).

From 2018, Berkshire Family History Society plans to support a selection of family history fairs, open days and workshops staged by local organisations, family history societies, and others.

At these events, you will usually be able to join the society, and to buy the society's published CDs, together with a selection of other items from the publications range.

If your ancestors lived in the historic 'old' county of Berkshire, transcriptions in three fully searchable 'compilation' CDs — Berkshire Baptisms, Berkshire Marriages, and Berkshire Burials (containing some 2 million names in total) — are essential finding aids.

Other CDs available include transcriptions of Berkshire parish registers by individual parish, indexes to Berkshire's coroners' records, poor law papers, probate records, First World War accounts (at home and abroad) and full details — with photographs — of monumental inscriptions for many parishes and burial grounds.

CDs include transcriptions of the records of North Berkshire and the Vale of the White Horse too.

Family and local historians will be interested to see the historic maps, directories, electoral rolls, and a range of topographical and family history publications. Visit the online shop for details of current publications and how to buy them.

An extensive Berkshire Search facility (including publications mentioned above) is usually available at events too.

Berkshire Family History Society has attended (or plans to attend) these out-of county events (the links to which will open in a new window):

Saturday, 30th June — SWAG Fair (South West Area Group Family History Event) at the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, Wilts SN2 2EY Get more details

Saturday, 28th July Buckinghamshire FHS Open Day at The Grange School, Wendover Way, Aylesbury HP21 7NH (Link no longer current)

Saturday, 22nd September The Family History Show, London at Sandown Park Racecourse, Sandown Park, Portsmouth Rd, Esher KT10 9AJ  Find out more

Saturday, 6th October — Oxfordshire FHS Family History Fair at Marlborough School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1LP  First details

Saturday, 3rd November West Surrey FHS Open Day at Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking GU22 9BA Details

Page reviewed and revised 23rd September 2018

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