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13th September 2019

Policy Summary

Your privacy is a top priority for the society. We are committed to looking after your personal information in the ways that you would reasonably expect of us. You expect your details to be 100 per cent safe and secure. You expect us to handle data responsibly. You expect us to comply with UK data protection laws and regulations.

When it comes to your privacy, the society follows three key principles. These are:

  • Simple We want to make it easy for you to understand how we use your personal data. We try to use plain words to describe our policy and processes, so that you can make informed choices.
  • Transparent We want to be open about the personal information we ask for, why we ask for it, and how we use and process it.
  • Controllable We want you to have control over your personal information and, should you need it, access to the data we hold about you.

You can view / download the full Privacy Policy here

The privacy policy makes reference to our Cookies Policy.  You will find that here.

Your rights

GDPR provides you with the rights to:

  • Request a copy of your personal data
  • Request to have your personal data corrected
  • Make a complaint
  • Request deletion of your user account

You can exercise any of those options here

Tell us what you think

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