Parish Registers Workshop

Increase your chances of success with family historians’ core resource. Better understand what registers can provide for you and how and why they differ in content over time. Find out where to find them and how Church of England and non-conformist registers differ. Discover the codes and hidden clues which can be found in some entries and how to interpret them. Also, indexes and transcripts, their benefits and pitfalls. 

Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed to attendees in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

To join in this workshop, you will need a computer device with speakers from which you can access emails. Ideally, also a microphone and webcam. First timer users of Zoom will be asked to download a small piece of software when they join. Technical help is available for those who need further assistance. Please contact  

Image: copyright Berkshire Record Office, reproduced with their kind permission.

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Book Event

Non-members £10

For non-members of Berkshire Family History Society

Available Tickets: 12
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: 12
The Members ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Speaker

  • Catherine Sampson MSc
    Catherine Sampson MSc

    Catherine is a veteran family historian. Her own family history research is mainly concentrated in East Anglia and the North-East.

    Catherine read Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Sheffield in the 1980s, and more recently gained a distinction in a Masters in English Local History at Oxford University. She is a keen social historian, specialising in the Early Modern period. Catherine is the Projects Coordinator for Berkshire Family History, and a former Chairman, and also chairs Project Purley, Purley’s local history society. She has published several histories of her own family and in 2010 edited “Purley in Old Images”.

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