Drop in Session – Merchant Navy Records – cancelled

Urgent Update 17 March: Due to the escalating coronavirus Covid-19 situation, the society has taken the decision to cancel this event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Stuck with your merchant navy family research or documents? Come to this one to one advice session with Tony Wright. Bring the research you have completed to date, or documents you would like advice on, copies rather than original documents are safest, and Tony will share his knowledge and experience with you.

The Centre is open from 10.30am to 4.00pm on this date so, if you have time, you may stay longer to fit in more research. 

Open to society members and non-members.

FREE just turn up.

You may also be interested to know that Tony Wright will be running a two hour workshop on Merchant Navy Records on Saturday 20th June, 12.30 – 2.30pm. The workshop costs £10 (society members £9). Places are limited, so pre-booking is required. See elsewhere in this events section for more details.


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26 Mar 2020


13:00 - 15:00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History


The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ
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Berkshire Family History Society works to meet the needs of those researching their ancestry across the UK and overseas – as well as those looking for former relatives in historic Berkshire.  You do not need to be a member to benefit.

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  • Research Zone in central Reading that is free to use and open to all

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