Event time 11.00am - 11.40am
Event cost £11.20 adults, £5 children

The Reading branch of Berkshire Family History Society continue our 2020 monthly meetings, on Thursday 27th February, when Guy Grannum will be giving a talk entitled A Caribbean Journey: experiences of researching Barbadian ancestors from the UK. Guy is a qualified archivist and a family historian and archival researcher who has been researching his British and Barbadian ancestry for over 30 years using sources in Barbados and England. He has worked at The National Archives (UK) since 1988 and for most of this time has been advising researchers and currently manages Discovery the online catalogue. He specialises in Caribbean genealogy and heritage and has been writing and lecturing about this subject since the 1990s and has published three editions of Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors. He started his family history to find out the origins of his surname and where his paternal ancestry came from. Using archives in the UK and Barbados and online he has traced his Bajan roots to the 1730s but as yet has not found where they came from.
In this talk he'll tell us why he started his family research, the challenges of researching in pre- and post-internet days, using some sources to illustrate his findings, and how he became a subject matter expert in Caribbean genealogy.

We meet at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, 280 Meadway, Tilehurst RG30 4PE. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.45pm start. All are welcome - free entry, but donations gratefully received. We hope to see you there. Keep an eye on the Society website for events at other branches and in our Centre for Heritage and Family History, www.berksfhs.org.uk, or pop into the Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

Contact: vickichesterman@yahoo.co.uk

Website: http://www.berksfhs.org.uk

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