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The Liddiard Gathering 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.

12th – 14th April 2019

Hosted by the Liddiard Family History Society (our first event) Committee members Karen Rogers, Jacquie Liddiard and Tim Connolly.


Friday 12th April 2018: Aldbourne Wiltshire

Saturday 13th April 2019: Steam - The Museum of the Great Western Railway, Off Fire Fly Avenue, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 2TA

Sunday 14th April 2019: Coach Tour from Village Hotel Club Swindon. We will be visiting Newbury, Hungerford, Chilton Foliat, Ramsbury Marlborough, Poulton House (to be confirmed) subject to the current owners allowing us access and then finally on to Aldbourne as we will close the weekend in Aldbourne church, then back to Swindon.

Berkshire Family History Society

Berkshire Family History Society

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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