HeritageEvents

24
FEB
Workshop - Family History Websites
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Tutors: Gillian Stevens and Chad HannaLearn more about the many and varied web‐sites which can help you unlock your familys past including many which are free to access and others for which a subscription or pay per view is required.This workshop…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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28
FEB
Mapledurham Mill - a talk by Corry Starling
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Corry Starling is the miller at Mapledurham Mill the last commercially operated mill on the River Thames. A mill has existed on the site for over a thousand years and is referred to in Domesday.The mill is part of the two…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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14
MAR
Greenham Common's History - a talk by Penny Stokes
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

To many people the name Greenham Common conjures up an image of women‐only peace camps protests against cruise missiles and conflict with the police but behind this lies a much longer and more varied history.Eminent local author and historian Penny Stokes will…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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11
APR
History of Southcote Manor - a talk by Mike Cooper
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Mike has had a lifelong interest in history especially military and local history. Following a history degree he worked as a librarian with both Reading University and Reading Library. In addition he has written three books on the history of…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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14
APR
Getting Started with DNA - talk by Debbie Kennett
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Debbie Kennett is an internationally recognised expert speaker and writer on genetic genealogy. DNA testing is now all the rage but what can you really learn from a DNA test This talk provides an introduction to the use of DNA testing as…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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21
APR
Workshop - Census Records
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Tutor: Tony RobertsThis workshopexplores theorigins and contextof census the formats of19th and 20thcentury data and how to get the best out of census documents. It looks brieflyatsome less familiar or older census and quasi‐census recordsdiscussesthepitfalls and limitationsin usingcensus dataand also considers what…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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25
APR
Living through the Civil War - a talk
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Speaker ‐ Catherine SampsonCatherine developed her love of history in childhood and pursued it at University in Sheffield and later Oxford where she graduated with a Masters Degree in English Local History. Her dissertation subject being the impact of the Civil War…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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09
MAY
Henry Marten - a talk by Dr Manfred Brod
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Manfred is a local historian specialising in the Thames Valley in the 16th and 17th centuries. He has a doctorate from Oxford University and is the author of two books and numerous papers. The period of the Civil War and its aftermath…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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23
MAY
Place-names of Berkshire - talk by David Peacock
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

In a break from this quarters theme of the Civil War we are delighted to welcome local historian and author Dr David Peacock to talk about the fascinating subject of place names. David is a former teacher of politics and history at…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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06
JUN
Civil War to Commonwealth - talk by John Brearley
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Formerly a teacher John Brearley is a popular and charismatic speaker on Local History topics across Berkshire. Accompanied by slides and music John will talk about the Civil War and the Commonwealth period through to the restoration of the monarchy. During these…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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30
JUN
Workshop - School Records
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Tutor: Joan DilsJoan Dils is currently President of the History of Reading Society a Vice‐President of the Berkshire Local History Association and an Honorary Visiting Fellow in History at the University of Reading. She taught history and local history for the former…

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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14
JUL
Workshop - What do I do with my DNA results?
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Leader: Debbie Kennett ‐ an internationally recognised expert speaker and writer on genetic genealogy.This workshop is a follow‐up to the April 14th talk by Debbie which provided an introduction to DNA testing and is organised by Berkshire Family History Society. …

Location: 9.4 miles away

TEL: 01189 509553
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