At The Centre

Aug – Sep

“The Second World War”

Five online talks in August and September

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Grave News of Reading

For several years, the Berkshire Family History Society has supported Heritage Open Days by providing events in the Reading area. This year is no exception! Join Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens on a short virtual tour visiting memorials in the Reading area.

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Member Interests are back!

After a brief sabbatical while we updated the website, Member Interests are back online. Collaborate with other members who are researching the same ancestors.

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What people say about us

David Ludbrook


Thanks to all those who've produced the most up-to-date, advanced, capable and easy-to-use website I'm aware of and that includes big names, and I do access many different sites!



Thank you to all involved for such an interesting talk today. It seems a real privilege we can access such talks at this time  - and again thank you to the technology that allows it and to you and all your team for enabling the talks to take place.


"Thank you for a wonderful, informative [online] workshop presented by Guy."

A Member

I think the new web site is great and I am hoping to get back to my research now I have finally retired.

Laura Clay

Thank you for your page on Enborne. Having ancestors there from the late 1600s I found it an interesting read. Thanks also to those who have provided transcripts to They've been a really big help in my research.


Shop customer

I'm a manager of Design & Marketing so websites are part of my job.
I absolutely love the new site. Simple. Clean. Professional. Easy to navigate and use. Well done!!!

Member, York

"'The Common Ground (The story of Greenham Common)' brought back childhood memories of previous years when we visited my grandparents. Thank you for putting me in touch with the author."