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Event: Railways Records for Family Historians


A Berkshire Family History Society online event. See here for more details.

A way to combine an interest in our Industrial past with investigations in to family history.  Britain’s railway history is complex and can be difficult to decipher. In this online workshop, you will unravel the history of the railway companies, from British Railways in the 1980s back to the first railway companies in the Victorian period.  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.

Tickets cost £10 (members £9). Pre-booking is required because full joining instructions will be emailed in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.

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