Writing your Family History

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Have you been researching your family tree and would like to write it up as a story but don’t know how to start?

In this workshop, Barry will help you get started and show you how you can structure it, so that you can write-up your family history while still continuing your research. Barry will show you the system he developed and also suggest alternative approaches and opportunities.

The workshop will help if you have not started yet and wonder how, or if you have already been writing up your family history and would like additional advice, or would just like to see how others write their story.

Ticket price includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Places are limited so pre-booking is required.

For information about the free parking available to attendees of this workshop, please contact the booking administrator  

Date

19 Oct 2019

Time

11:00 - 13:00

Cost

£10.00
The Centre for Heritage & Family History

Location

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

Speakers

  • Dr Barry Jerome
    Dr Barry Jerome

    Barry started researching his family history in 1978, after seeing old photos and hearing family stories from his grandmother. Research was initially slow, but having made some progress he wanted to pass on the information he had found. Providing lists of dates and names was not very interesting and so Barry developed an approach which made his research into an interesting story for the family to easily understand.

    The dilemma was how to start writing while continuing to add information from his research. This workshop is based on Barry’s experiences and alternative approaches and opportunities.

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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