For those interested in discovering their back story
This talk is part of Berkshire Family History Society’s programme of activities to celebrate the annual Heritage Open Days across Britain.
Are you interested in tracing your family tree? Discover how to research, what types of records are available and how to interpret them. The talk is interspersed with humorous and poignant stories of ancestors encountered along the way and their stories. Speaker, Catherine Sampson, will share some of her own back story. This includes war heroes, pioneers, an early Union activist and aspiring politician, smugglers, criminals and a murderer. And it takes us to the coal mines of the North-East, London’s dockyards, the fields of Cambridgeshire, the Suffolk coast, the prairie lands of Canada and the battlefields of the First World World.
It is free to attend, and pre-booking is recommended as numbers are limited. You may just turn up on the day though – subject to availability.
12 noon - 1pm
About Berkshire Family History Society
This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.