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Index of Films held by
Family History Sites
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Welcome to the Home Page of
Tel: 0118 941 0211
This site is undergoing updating and likely to change
without notice. Last changed 12th Feb 2018
General Open Times:
people or a group want to attend on another day we will try and meet that
closed on bank and other holiday periods.
Films held by the Reading Family
The Reading Family History Centre used to have
over 4,000 commonly used films on permanent loan which could be viewed free
of charge by patrons, however many of the could be viewed on-line either as
images or transcript and all but about 285 films have been returned to
FamilySearch in Frankfurt. The list of these films and their description will
be seen by clicking Films.csv (Text index of films we hold in comma separated value format) and then
search by using your browser search facility (Ctrl+F).
Please let me know if there are any errors and what the correction should be
- email (UK_Reading @
Documents held by the Reading Family
The Reading Family History Centre has a number of
commonly used films/fiche on permanent loan and other documents which can be
viewed free of charge by patrons. However, as these can now be viewed on line
they are in the process of being returned to FamilySearch in Frankfurt.
Alan & Christine Johnson were called as directors of the Family
History Centre in October 2005. Currently we have about 4 LDS staff who serve
in the centre. We can be contacted by email (UK_Reading @ LDSMail.net)
or phone 0118 941 0211.
History Centre is part of the Reading England Stake and meets in the Stake
meeting house. The location can be found by clicking here.
England Stake consists of
the following Wards: Basingstoke, Bracknell, Farnborough, Newbury, Oxford 1,
Oxford 2, Reading and Woodley.
We currently have
readers and two fiche readers
film/fiche scanner printer
seven desk top computers with free access to the
internet and many premium internet websites such as Ancestry.com, FindMyPast, The Genealogist etc.
software programs to synchronise your personal data
with FamilySearch Family Tree such as Ancestral Quest.
FamilySearch Family Tree
1. All church members and community members can now
register on FamilySearch Family Tree. They will need an LDS or FamilySearch Account to
2. Priesthood Leaders and Family History Consultants
can register at https://www.familysearch.org/consultant/ to gain access to the training. They will need an
LDS Account to register.
There are some useful documents and a presentation
that are provided to help you as follows:
Guide to Temple and Family History Work -
Online Film Ordering
As most films/fiche are now on-line, the
FamilySearch Online Film Ordering service has been withdrawn