Tracing Living Relatives

If you are trying to find lost family and missing relatives in the 20th century, this talk will give advice on using the records of civil registration, probate, electoral registers and other on-line searches.  It will look at methods of research and also the ethical and practical issues you may encounter in this sensitive area.

Non members are always welcome and invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.


26 Nov 2019


19:15 - 10:15


Windsor Branch


Windsor Branch
Christ Church United Reform Church, William Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BA


  • Antony Marr
    Antony Marr

    Antony is a professional genealogist and member of the Council of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives). After retiring from a 30 year police career, he also worked as a Deputy Registrar of birth, deaths and marriages, leading to a special interest in the records of civil registration.

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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