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Railways Records for Family Historians Online Workshop

For social, family and local historians

Did your Ancestors work on the railways? Britain’s railway history is complex and can be difficult to decipher. In this online workshop, firstly, we will unravel the history of the railway companies, from British Railways in the 1980s back to the first railway companies in the Victorian period.

We will then work through some sample railway documents to decipher what the railway language used within them means, and how they can be used by family historians to build their family histories. The workshop will conclude by looking at where railway archives can be found and how they can be accessed.

11am - 1pm

Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

To be able to join in this workshop, you will need a computer device from which you can access your emails and which has a microphone, speakers and preferably a webcam.  First-time users of Zoom, will be asked to download a small piece of software. This will be sent to you in advance. 

About Berkshire Family History Society

This workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.