Tracing your ancestors

Monthly meetings and other events

Between them, the society website and the quarterly Berkshire Family Historian - give details of speakers at Branch Meetings. For current activities follow this link. Meetings are usually held monthly, on weekday evenings, starting at about 7.30pm.

Bracknell and Wokingham Branch meets on the third Friday of the month at Priestwood Community Centre, Priestwood Court Road, Bracknell RG42 1TU.

Computer Branch meets on the third Wednesday of the month at The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, Reading RG5 4JZ.

Newbury Branch meets on the second Wednesday each month in St. Mary's Church Hall, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury RG14 2DS.

Reading Branch meets on the last Thursday of the month at The Church of Latter Day Saints, Church Hall, The Meadway, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 4PE.

Vale of the White Horse Branch (Abingdon) meets on the third Monday each month at Long Furlong Community Centre, (at the end of) Boulter Drive, off Dunmore Road, Abingdon OX14 1XP.

Windsor, Slough and Maidenhead Branch meets on the last Tuesday of the month at Christ Church, United Reform Church, William Street, Windsor SL4 1BA.


Outreach events

Society volunteers also regularly offer free, drop-in advice sessions in many libraries across Berkshire, including those at Abingdon, Bracknell, Faringdon, Newbury, Slough, Thatcham, Wantage, and Wokingham.These are intended to help all researchers, not just those with Berkshire interests.

The society also supports a number of family history and associated events throughout the year in Berkshire and adjacent counties.

The society has supported the Who Do You Think You Are? Live event — the UK's biggest annual family history event — since its inception.

Details of all forthcoming events can be found on the society website

Or for more information please contact us


article last reviewed and part revised December 2018


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