Berkshire Family History Society’s objectives are (a) to advance education of the public in research into family history and genealogy, primarily, but not exclusively, within the boundaries of pre-1974 Berkshire; and (b) to work to promote the preservation, transcription, indexing and ready accessibility of related records and information. See our website www.berksfhs.org.uk
The Society’s headquarters and its Research Centre are in a wing of Yeomanry House situated at the junction of Castle Hill with Coley avenue. The Research Centre houses a library, computer suite and an administration office, and is open to public callers three days a week, one evening a week and one Sunday a month. Researchers and members use the facilities to further their family history research, and help from volunteer assistants is available. Other volunteers provide building and IT maintenance, administrative support, support to the bookshop and mail order business. There are opportunities to assist in managing the Centre, coordinating volunteer rosters, ordering stationary, computer supplies, organising general building maintenance, etc. Also there are opportunities to assist maintaining computer systems (including updating software, making back-ups and simple maintenance of printers, fiche readers and scanners, and security systems.