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Roll on January!

The 1921 Census is coming and you're invited to hear about it directly from Findmypast in one of two talks hosted by Berkshire FHS

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Introducing YourTrees!

Berkshire Family History Society introduces a new member service - YourTrees - to enable members to preserve their research and create a digital legacy Free for members

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YourTrees - New Service for Members included in your Membership

Secure your lifetime's research - Backup your findings to our secure server
Work with other members - Team up to achieve new breakkthroughs
Share with your Family - Create your lasting digital legacy

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... and you can hear about it from the horses' mouth

Book one of two talks we are running in January with speakers from non other than