This is a list of Family Reunions in or related to the historic county of Berkshire

Member or not, we’ll add your family reunion / gathering / event to the list.

(We can’t guarantee to list them all)

Centenary Commemoration of the death in active service of VAD Winifred Burtenshaw

10th November 2019
Four generations of the Burtenshaw family will be gathering at St Nicholas Church, Sulham to commemorate the life of Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurse, Winifred Helen Burtenshaw, who died on 21st October 1919, aged 36, as a result of an accident whilst on duty.

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Liddiard Family Gathering 2019

12th – 14th April 2019
Do you have any Liddiard, Lidiard or Lydiard (or any other spelling) amongst your ancestors? We would like you to join us for a family gathering to celebrate the family. There are lots of activities planned for the weekend, including displays of trees, photographs, talks on the Liddiard family and many other activities

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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, BracknellNewbury, 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