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Managing your images

You’re getting a lot of images of family photographs and other memorabilia onto your computer. How can you organise them? Second of a series on digital media, following the November 2023 meeting.

This will cover schemes for naming files and folders, removing duplicate files, images, and derived images. There will be more about metadata (the writing on the back of digital photos), maintaining context, backups and archives.

How do you do this stuff? Do you have one folder with thousands of images or is it neatly organised by year and month, or family name or something better? Please let us know at your computer branch.

This talk is free to members of Berkshire Family History Society and we request a donation of £5 from non-members. Pre-booking is required, because the meeting link will emailed in advance. Booking ends one day before event. 

To join in this branch meeting, you will need a computer device which has a microphone and speakers. Ideally, also a webcam. You also need to be able to access emails from this device. First time users will be asked to download a small piece of software to join the meeting.  The meeting link will be emailed to you in advance. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance, please contact


Wed 21 Feb


19:15 for a 19:30 start
19:15 - 21:30




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Computer Branch - Berkshire FHS


  • Chad Hanna
    Chad Hanna

    Chad is a highly experienced family historian, having been in and out of Record Offices since the 1970s. He has honed his understanding of family history at conferences in both the UK and the USA. Chad has a one-name study of his mother’s Failes family who arrived in England as the Fenlands were being drained in the late 17th century. He has also made some headway with his father’s Irish ancestry.

    Chad has a particular interest in both probate and electoral records, and also has a deep understanding of records produced by family history societies, having worked professionally for the Federation of Family History Societies for eight years using his skills as a computer professional. He holds a BSc(Eng) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College and a City and Guilds Certificate in High Education teaching.

  • Tony Wright
    Tony Wright

    Tony is a veteran family historian with a special interest in the history and records of the merchant navy.
    Tony’s expertise in computer software programmes and datasets has also led him to developing an expertise in family history websites. As the Society’s Database Manager he regularly supplies transcription data to Findmypast. He has worked on the county-wide CDs Berkshire Baptisms, Berkshire Marriages, Berkshire Burials, Berkshire Probate, Berkshire War Memorials, and Berkshire and the War. Most recently he has developed data download products for the Society.