Lost, Stolen Away or Strayed: Missing ancestors and how to find them

Everyone has experienced the problems which arise when you lose track of a family member.  They may have disappeared from the census, or a marriage has been untraceable, or perhaps they have emigrated, or died.  It’s one of the most frustrating aspects of family history research.  This talk suggests, with genuine examples, what resources you can use and the tricks you can employ to trace people who seem to have become untraceable.

The attached photo shows a concert (Messiah) by the Ipswich Choral Society in 1909.  What is the connection between this and Benjamin Britten?  All will be revealed!

This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members.
Branch library available to members to borrow books.  Refreshments available.  Car park outside the hall.


Fri 16 Feb


Doors open at 2.15pm for start of meeting at 2.45pm
14:15 - 16:30


Bracknell Branch
Bracknell Branch
The New Priestwood Community Centre, Priestwood Court Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 1TU


Bracknell Branch - Berkshire FHS


  • Sue Ellis

    Sue Ellis, is well known among local history circles in West Berkshire. Now retired from West Berkshire Libraries, she is currently Secretary of Thatcham Historical Society and of the West Berkshire Heritage Forum.