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March 2021

March Natter Group

Informal discussion group, topics are chosen by the group on a monthly basis. New attendees always welcome. ...
02 Mar
18:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

The arrival of the railways in Reading

Brunel's Great Western Railway arrived in Reading on the 30th March 1840. In this talk, historian Richard Marks, will look at the impact the railway had on the town when it arrived, and how this compared to other places. We will also look at how the first train service compared to the service Reading enjoys today. ...
06 Mar
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Beginners’ Family History Course

The course is aimed at those new to researching family history and includes where to start, how to progress and good research practice. Learn how to work with core records of civil registration, censuses, parish registers and modern wills. Discover the different genealogy websites, the content they offer and their strengths and limitations. ...
16 Mar
14:00 - 15:30
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
April 2021

April Natter Group

Informal discussion group, topics are chosen by the group on a monthly basis. New attendees always welcome. ...
06 Apr
18:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

A Potpourri of Social History Talks – Spring Series

This all series ticket covers all five talks in the Spring "Potpourri of Social History" talks series , for the discounted price of four. You may also book each talk individually - see each separate event page. ...
08 Apr
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

The Kitchen Garden of Caversham Court

The talk will look at how kitchen gardens have evolved over time from early monastic plots to the grand walled gardens of the Victorian era, using the historic Caversham Court Gardens, in Caversham, as an example. ...
08 Apr
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

DNA Special Interest Group

Online Special Interest DNA Group facilitated by international DNA expert Debbie Kennett. ...
10 Apr
14:30 - 16:30
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Getting more out of Ancestry and Findmypast Workshop

Ancestry and Findmypast (FMP) are two of the most popular websites for family historians - but are you getting the most out of them? Boost your chances of success with this informative workshop by Tony Wright. ...
17 Apr
14:00 - 16:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Prospect Park Mansion House, Reading

This online talk will explore the history of one of Tilehurst’s most iconic landmarks and the families associated with it. These include many of Reading’s more important families such as the Childs, Kendricks and Liebenroods. ...
22 Apr
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
May 2021

May Natter Group

Informal discussion group, topics are chosen by the group on a monthly basis. New attendees always welcome. ...
04 May
18:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Education 1860-1914 Workshop

Discover how English education was transformed between about 1860 and the start of the First World War in this informative workshop, led by eminent Berkshire historian Joan Dils. ...
08 May
11:00 - 13:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Jane Austen’s School Days in Reading

In the first of two online talks this quarter celebrating the 900th anniversary of Reading Abbey, we will hear from Joy Pibworth about Jane Austen's schooling from 1785-6 in the Abbey Gateway, then home to the Ladies Boarding School. With the help of contemporary sources we shall look at the buildings, daily routines, the teachers and the local environment Jane would have become familiar with (and possibly even muse on the echoes in her writing).  ...
08 May
15:00 - 16:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
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Yearly Monthly Weekly Daily List
March 2021

The West Berkshire Museum Collections

Have you ever wondered how museums manage their collections? How do they conserve the objects in their care? Why do they sometimes turn donations away? Why aren't those items on display which you donated years ago? ...
10 Mar
19:30 - 20:30
Newbury Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Sex, Violence & Alcohol: after-effects of WW1

A talk about the after effects of the Great War. Many families found their loved one returned home a changed man. The stories of three WW1 servicemen are compared with modern case histories from Combat Stress. ...
15 Mar
19:15 - 21:30
Abingdon Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Criminal Ancestors?

Case-studies of finding out more about criminals using Newspapers and other resources ...
17 Mar
19:15 - 22:00
Woodley Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Mistranscriptions

Have you ever found what you were looking for to ...
25 Mar
19:45 - 21:00
Reading Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Autosomal DNA and One Name Studies

As the registered researcher of the Titterton One Name Study our speaker is researching all instances of the name Titterton and has established that the family had its origins about 1400 in the North Staffordshire village of Alstonefield. This talk discusses how it was possible to use the autosomal DNA evidence that four people were genetically/genealogically related though the Titterton family to make connections between several different Titterton branches. ...
30 Mar
19:30 - 21:30
Windsor Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
April 2021

The Lloyd George Domesday and National Farm Surveys

Discover what the Inland Revenue Valuation Survey and National Farm Survey were, how they can be of use to house historians, local historians and family historians; where to find records and how to use them. ...
14 Apr
19:45 - 21:30
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
May 2021
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