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October 2021

Getting the most out of UK Census Records Workshop Last Few Tickets

Find out how to get the most from census records for your family history research in this two hour workshop with Tony Roberts. This workshop considers the background to the census and looks at it in some of its early forms in England and Wales. Attendees will explore the development in the modern census from 1841 to date, including also the 1939 Register, and have the opportunity to examine examples of different census.  ...
20 Oct
19:00 - 21:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£10.00

Fairmile Hospital – Berkshire’s county asylum

Berkshire’s county asylum opened in 1870 and became known as the Fair Mile Hospital. Situated near the River Thames, and close to the village of Cholsey, this institution dispensed care to generations of local people and appears in many of our family trees. Discover its history and experience 19th century mental healthcare in this fascinating talk by Mark Stevens, Berkshire's county archivist. ...
21 Oct
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

An Introduction to Caribbean Family History

Do you have family who settled in the Caribbean or migrated to the UK from the Caribbean? In this talk, Guy Grannum will introduce you to sources available in the UK and online, and techniques to help you to research your Caribbean ancestors. ...
23 Oct
15:00 - 16:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00
November 2021

November 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.  ...
02 Nov
18:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

Wilts and Berks Canal

The Wilts & Berks Canal opened in 1810 and links the Kennet and Avon Canal at Semington near Melksham, to the River Thames at Abingdon. It had a chequered career until its legal closure in 1914, its demise hastened by the collapse of Stanley Aqueduct in 1901. In 1977, restoration of the canal began in a few places but in 2004 full restoration of the entire 62 miles was decided upon. The talk looks at the historical, restoration progress and future proposals for this major East to West canal link. ...
04 Nov
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

DNA Testing and Family History

DNA testing is now all the rage but what can you really learn from a DNA test? This talk by international DNA expert, Debbie Kennett, provides an introduction to the use of DNA testing as a tool for family history research, for those interested in DNA and how testing works, but, who haven’t necessarily tested yet.  ...
06 Nov
15:00 - 16:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

1-1 Family History Advice Session – November

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 our experienced research assistants. ...
15 Nov
14:00 - 16:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference

The Duke of Wellington: A life of service

This talk captures the life of the Duke of Wellington, from his birth in 1769 to his state funeral in 1852. Inevitably, the story includes conflict in India, the Peninsula War and of course Waterloo. We will follow his political life, his varied appointments and his fondness for women. ...
18 Nov
14:00 - 15:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00
December 2021

The history of Greyfriars Church, Reading

Greyfriars Church, in Reading, started life as part of a larger Franciscan friary church, within a complex of other buildings – a chapter house, cloister, dormitory and others. When the friary was closed down under Henry VIII, the nave survived. It was subsequently used, in turn, as Reading’s town hall, a poor house, barracks in the civil war, and a prison until it eventually reopened as a parish church in 1863, restored and enlarged. This well-illustrated talk covers its rich and varied history from the arrival of the first friars in the town, to the present day redevelopment of the site. ...
04 Dec
12:00 - 13:15
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£5.00

December 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.  ...
07 Dec
18:45
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
January 2022

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. ...
22 Jan
14:00 - 16:00
Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
£10.00
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November 2021

Women in Georgian Newbury

What were the experiences and opportunities for women in Newbury between 1714 and 1837? Could they go to school? How did they earn a living? What part did they play in public life? What difference did marriage make to their status? Discover more in this fascinating talk by local historian Penny Stokes. ...
10 Nov
14:00 - 15:00
West Berkshire Museum
The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5AS

The Whitings: A Quaker Family

An overview of Quaker records and the information they can provide. ...
15 Nov
19:30 - 21:30
Abingdon Branch
Long Furlong Community Centre, Boulter Drive, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1XP, UK

Twentieth Century Family History

We often neglect the twentieth century as being ‘not really history’ but there is plenty to be discovered about individuals and the communities in which they lived between 1901 and 1952. Twentieth century research brings with it the difficulties of larger and more mobile populations as well as records that are closed to view, so here are some sources that can help you to bring those more recent ancestors to life. ...
30 Nov
19:30 - 21:30
Windsor Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
December 2021

Short talks and quiz

Join us for an informal evening of entertainment, personal stories and a quiz to test those brain cells. Branch members will be sharing their stories of personal triumphs and tribulations and introducing us to some of their ancestors ...
09 Dec
19:45 - 21:00
Reading Branch Webinar
Zoom Video Conference
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