Military Records Workshop

Many family historians have ancestors who served in the armed services.

This workshop will cover the main services: Army, Navy, RAF, as well as some Merchant Navy. Discover the range of military records created, where they can be found online, the information found within them and their value to family historians.

Ticket price includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Places limited, pre-booking required.

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Non-members £10

For non-members of Berkshire Family History Society and members' guests

Available Tickets: 14
The Non-members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Members £9

For members of Berkshire Family History Society

Available Tickets: 14
The Members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


25 Apr 2020


11:00 - 13:00


The Centre for Heritage & Family History


The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ


  • Trevor Maidment
    Trevor Maidment

    Trevor was born in Hampshire and moved to Berkshire in 1975. He is a retired health and safety officer and also worked with the Canal and Rivers Trust. Trevor spent many years as an officer of the Army Cadet Force and is still ‘army-barmy’!

    He specialises in research of all forces’ records and histories, particularly those relating to the British army.

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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.

The society offers:

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

  • Free access at The Centre for Heritage and Family History to online resources like FindMyPast, the 1939 Register, The Genealogist, the British Newspaper Archive and Ancestry (the worldwide edition)

  • Regular free help and advice sessions

  • Meetings in Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley — open to everyone

  • Online discussion list for members  informed answers to research queries and advice from experienced researchers

  • Members’ Area with data and other information not readily accessible elsewhere

  • Indexes and transcriptions of Berkshire’s historic records on CD — parish registers, probate documents, monumental inscriptions, maps, First World War history and more

  • Quarterly magazine, the Berkshire Family Historian, for members

  • a chance to join in project work, recording, transcribing and helping to preserve records

  • Links to the research experience, advice and support of members worldwide

  • Opportunities to volunteer and so help others with their family history