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June 2021

An Introduction to the Industrial Revolution in Britain Course

The Industrial Revolution in Britain changed the world forever, but why did it occur in Britain first? In this five week online course for family historians we will look at why the Industrial Revolution happened in Britain, the experiences of those involved, and how the Industrial Revolution can be researched by family historians seeking to trace and better understand how their ancestors lived and worked during this period of great change. ...
18 Jun
14:00 - 15:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£50.00

Annual General Meeting Sold Out

The 46th AGM of Berkshire Family History Society. This is a great opportunity for those of you who haven’t previously been able to attend an AGM, to join this important part of the governance of the society. Meet other members of the society, hear about the society during 2020/2021 and find out the plans ahead. Questions and debate are encouraged. We welcome all members, wherever you may live. ...
18 Jun
19:00 - 21:30
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
Free

House Histories Course

Researching the history of a house can be both exciting and rewarding, revealing fascinating stories of those that lived there before you.  This online course will help you reveal people, dates, events and much more using a range of familiar and less familiar sources. ...
19 Jun
11:00 - 13:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£20.00

1-1 Family History Advice Session – June Sold Out

Are you just getting started in family history and wanting guidance as to how to proceed? Stuck at a particular brick wall and need some help? Why not book a free 1-1 advice session with one of our experienced research assistants. ...
21 Jun
14:00 - 16:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Reading Abbey Quarter Walk Sold Out

In this its 900th anniversary year, our walk will explore the rich history of the Abbey Quarter with abbey guide and expert John Painter. The inner rubble cores of the walls of many of the major buildings of the abbey still stand, together with the restored Abbey Gateway and part of the Hospitium.  ...
24 Jun
14:30 - 16:00
Reading Abbey
Reading Abbey, Reading
£5.00
July 2021

July Natter Group

Informal discussion group, facilitated by Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens. Topics are chosen by the group on a monthly basis. End time varies. Free to attend, but pre-booking required.  ...
06 Jul
18:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

A Potpourri of Social History Talks – Summer Series

This all series ticket covers all five talks in the summer "Potpourri of Social History" talks series, for the discounted price of four. You may also book each talk individually - see each separate event page. All five talks are on Thursdays, three at 2pm, two at 7.30pm.  All talks last about an hour with time for questions and discussion afterwards. ...
15 Jul
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£20.00

Sculls, skiffs and steamers: the history of Salter’s Steamers

Salter’s Steamers (founded in Oxford in 1858 and known for much of its existence as Salter Bros Ltd) did more to popularise pleasure boating on the non-tidal river than any other Thames business. This talk traces the development of the firm and how it grew from a leading racing-boat constructor in Wandsworth to become one of the largest inland boat-builders and passenger boat operators in the country. ...
15 Jul
19:30 - 20:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

DNA Special Interest Group – July

This special interest discussion group is aimed at those wanting to get the most out of their DNA results. It is facilitated by international DNA expert, Debbie Kennett. Sessions are held quarterly, but there is no obligation to attend on a regular basis and first time attendees are always welcomed.  ...
17 Jul
14:30 - 16:30
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

1-1 Family History Advice Session – July Sold Out

Are you just getting started in family history and wanting guidance as to how to proceed? Stuck at a particular brick wall and need some help? Why not book a free 1-1 advice session with one of our experienced research assistants. ...
19 Jul
14:00 - 16:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

A Disappearing Landscape: the heathlands of the Berkshire borders

Back in the early 1720s, Daniel Defoe found Bagshot Heath terrifying. There were then over 100,000 acres of barren sandy waste, sprawling across three counties and touching the edges of Egham and Wokingham, Farnham and Woking. Today, only fragments of this hauntingly beautiful landscape remain. Chopped up by railways and motorways, bombarded with artillery, seized for leafy estates, the heathlands fell victim to developers. This is their story – and the story of the people who lived there. ...
29 Jul
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00
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June 2021

Getting the best from Findmypast

Findmypast has accumulated a large range of records including BMDs, censuses, parish records, the 1939 Register, the British Newspaper Archive, records of crime and punishment and electoral registers not to mention a plethora of overseas record sets. The site hasn’t always been the easiest to navigate, so this talk from John Hanson will be valuable . ...
21 Jun
19:15 - 21:15
Abingdon Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Unusual Occupations

Do you have a bodger ancestor? How about a cordwainer? or a costermonger? All our ancestors had an occupation, paid or unpaid, and some were more unusual, or unusually named, than others. How about sharing an occupation you have found? ...
24 Jun
19:45 - 21:00
Reading Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Breaking Down Brick Walls

Searching for [insert name here] - Breaking Down Those Brick Walls Using case studies, often amusing, from her own family history research, Sue Paul sets out research strategies for breaking down the brick walls in your family tree. Examples include: starting with little information; non-standard families; research in London and very common names. ...
29 Jun
19:30 - 21:30
Windsor Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
July 2021

Mixing DNA with a Paper Trail

This session will take people past receiving their DNA results, and just looking at their ethnicity estimates. How to merge DNA results with an established paper trail will be explained, and how these two methods can interact with each other, to devise a better-informed tree will be explored. Useful information for adopted people will be given. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of different tests, collaborating with matches and successfully merging DNA results with an evidence-based tree. ...
27 Jul
19:30 - 21:30
Windsor Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
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