Brooking Society

Brooking Society

A family history and genealogy society for all who are related to or are interested in the Brooking Family. The majority are in the U.K. etc.

The Brooking Society was founded in 1983 by a group of amateur genealogists who were researching their Brooking connections. It now has over 200 members in many different countries. but in particular there are many members in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; others are in Brazil, South Africa, etc.

Photos from Brooking Society's post 23/03/2024

The April 2024 Historian is posted and on its way to all current members with print subscriptions. The latest digital version has been sent to all E-Subscription members. The cover image shows Brookings Hall in St Louis, Missouri. The building, initially named University Hall, was built between 1900 and 1902 and served as the administrative centre for the 1904 World Fair. The building was renamed Brookings Hall in 1928, in honour of the then Washington
University Board President, Robert S Brookings (VI 31).

There is an article in the April Historian by Victor Bensilum on the World Fair.

πŸ˜€ Paul

Brooking Society 01/01/2024

Happy new year 2024 πŸŽ‰πŸΈ

The Brooking Family History Society wish you all a happy new year 2024 all our members that receive the fantastic Historian and to all our Facebook readers.

After a gap of 3 years, brought about by the pandemic, we once again gathered for a reunion in May 2023. We met in in the picturesque and historic Cotswold town of Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Malmesbury is a beautiful ancient hilltop town with much history. A lively and friendly town on the Cotswold tourist trail. It has a magnificent abbey, one of few remaining Norman abbeys in the country. It can also boast that the first King of England is buried in the abbey grounds.

We also conducted the most comprehensive survey undertaken by the Society to gain the members views on physical reunions. The results were published In the December 2023 Historian Vol.20, No.6

As a results of the survey, we are again planning to meet for a reunion in 2024 in the historic naval city of Plymouth Devon, UK. If you are a subscribing member and you wish to register you interest in our reunion then please go to our website www.brookingsociety.org.uk

The new E-Subscription has proved to be popular and this option will continue indefinitely. All our subscription options can be found at www.brookingsociety.org.uk

We hope that you will continue to support and interact within the Facebook chat group with anything you have been involved with that might be of interest to the wider Brooking family.

To help spread the word about The Society and our family it helps if you share the page when you "like" it. πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Finally, I wish all members of the Society a happy and successful NEW YEAR 2024

Paul πŸ˜€

Brooking Society a family history and genealogy society for all who are related to or are interested in the Brooking Family:

Photos from Brooking Society's post 05/12/2023

The December 2023 Historian is posted and on its way to all current members with print subscriptions. The latest digital version has been sent to all E-Subscription members.

The image shows the current entrance to the Wi******er Cemetery, Clark County, Kentucky. See the article starting on page 241 in the Historian.

Photos from Brooking Society's post 29/07/2023

The August 2023 Historian is published, posted and should be with all current members soon.

For those members with our new digital subscription the latest historian is available to view and emails have been sent to all E-Sub members.

The front cover shows members attending the reunion gathered in the grounds of Malmesbury Abbey at the end of the short tour round the town.

Photos from Brooking Society's post 12/04/2023

The April Historian is published, posted and should be with all current members.

For those members with our new digital subscription the latest historian is available to view and emails have been sent to all E-Sub members.

The cover image is the church of St Michael & All Angels at Loddiswell, the village that is the subject of The Brooking Library - Potpourri article in this issue of the Historian, beginning on page 151.

Brooking Society 31/12/2022

Happy new year 2023 πŸŽ‰πŸΈ

The Brooking Family History Society sends season greetings to all Facebook subscribers and all our members that receive the fantastic Historian. We also wish you all a happy new year 2023

In 2022 we revised the website with the inclusion of much updated information of New Zealand and Australia. The Historian continued several serialised fascinating articles and there were moving tributes to Queen Elizabeth II.

We also added a new E-Subscription for new and existing members. The E-Subscription complements our existing membership which will always remain available. All our subscription options can be found at
www.brookingsociety.org.uk

We hope that you will continue to support and interact within the Facebook chat group with anything you have been involved with that might be of interest to the wider Brooking family.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that once again we will resume reunions. We will be holding a UK reunion in May 2023. We are going to meet in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK. All subscribing members are most welcome to our family reunions and as always details are posted in the Historian and on the Society website. Full details are in the Historian and a registration form on our website.

To help spread the word about The Society and our family it helps if you share the page when you "like" it. πŸ‘«πŸ‘¬πŸ‘«

Finally I wish all Brooking and Brooking related members (no matter what your family name is ) a happy and successful NEW YEAR 2023

Paul πŸ˜€

Brooking Society a family history and genealogy society for all who are related to or are interested in the Brooking Family:

Brooking Society 29/12/2022

The Brooking Family History Society sends season greetings to all Facebook subscribers and all our members that receive the fantastic Historian. We also wish you all a happy new year 2023

We are pleased to announce that we once again will be holding a UK reunion in 2023. We are going to Meet in Malmeshury, Wiltshire. All subscribing members are most welcome to our family reunions and as always details are posted in the Historian and on the Society website.

Membership subscriptions are now due for 2023 and we encourage both new and existing members to pay for subscriptions online via the Society website.

www.brookingsociety.org.uk

For 2023 we are also offering a new E-subscription, where members can read the historian online when published, but do not receive a printed Historian. All other membership rights are also given.

To help spread the word about The Society and our family it helps if you share the page when you "like" it.

Finally I wish all Brooking and Brooking related members (no matter what your family name is ) a safe and happier NEW YEAR 2023

Brooking Society The Society has much information about the origins of the family. Our research includes the founding families arriving in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA as well as research of the UK origins of the family.

Photos from Brooking Society's post 22/11/2022

Hi All
For printed Historian subscribers the latest Brooking Family Historian is on its way by post.
For E-Subscription members you will soon receive an email with a link to the latest Brooking Family Historian.

The image is a view of part of Brooking Cemetery in Pleasant Mount, Wayne County in Pennsylvania. The identities of the people whose gravestones are pictured are provided in the article about the Brookings of Pleasant Mount starting on page 136. The contents image shows a very full and interesting edition.

After a gap of 3 years we are once again planning a reunion weekend in 2023. Details of dates and location are in the latest Historian.

12/09/2022

Her Majesty The Queen - 1926-2022

The Brooking Society is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Her Majesty the Queen. At this terribly sad time, our thoughts are with the entire British Royal Family, as we grieve her immeasurable loss.

Her Majesty The Queen’s coffin lies at rest in St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh.

Photos from Brooking Society's post 23/07/2022

All 2022 subscribing members will be receiving their August Historian soon.

The front cover is the eagle lectern at St Barnabus church, Brooking, Devon, UK.

See the Brookings in the News article on page 95.

Photos from Brooking Society's post 28/03/2022

Our family journal THE HISTORIAN reaches it 40th anniversary this year and to celebrate there are images on both the front and back cover.
April 2022 Historian has been posted and all 2022 subscribing members will be receiving their copy soon.
Front cover, from the top: UK reunions - at Torcross 2014; at Stokenham Village Hall 1998 (with village residents); at Wi******er 2016.
Back cover, from the top: US Reunion in Orange, Virginia 2012; UK Reunions: listening to a talk at Trull 1991; at Dinder 1987.

Photos from Brooking Society's post 28/03/2022

By now all subscribing 2021 members will have received this. Here it is better late than never, I hope. πŸ˜€

The front cover shows John Brooking, the actor, as The Third Sea Lord in the film β€˜Carry On Jack’ in 1964. See the article on page 246.

Photos from Brooking Society's post 25/07/2021

Hi All
The latest Brooking Family Historian is on its ways to all subscribing members soon.

The cover photo for this edition is Charles Walter Brookins in about 1917 or 1918. This edition of the Historian contains an article by his grandson David Brookins beginning on page 201.