For family historians who live in Berkshire... and those with Berkshire ancestors
page updated Monday, 12th October 2015
Berkshire Family History Society members are enjoying added benefits this year, including four unique events featuring social and family history topics. The first of these is the special Practical Conservation workshop with Linda Connell, Director, National Needlework Archive and Sue Hourigan, Senior Conservator, Berkshire Record Office on Monday, 9th November at 2 pm at the Record Office. Places must be booked in advance with the society.
There's a break until Frances de la Tour's episode that ends the current series on Thursday, 22nd October
WHEREVER they came from the society can help you to trace them.
The Family History Research Centre in Reading offers you FREE ACCESS TO KEY ONLINE RESOURCES and guidance in how to use them effectively.
Drop into a library outreach session for advice, or come along to a local meeting.
The society is at the West Surrey FHS Open Day in Woking on 31st October
Free to attend. Visitors are always welcome.
Meetings in Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley every month.
CARDIFF, CORNWALL, even CUMNOR... WHEREVER your ancestors came from, you can use the Research Centre to find them.
FREE USE OF FOUR ESSENTIAL ONLINE RESOURCES
findmypast — Just added 220 million records of voters in England and Wales from 1832-1932, detailing addresses, ownership and occupier details. Also Absent Voters Lists 1918-1921. Findmypast also has Berkshire National School Admission Registers and Log-Books 1870-1914 and is the principal online source for transcriptions of Berkshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
The Genealogist — Recently added - Outgoing passenger lists 1896-1909 with Smartsearch facilities to find families travelling together. Berkshire Tithe Apportionments too
British Newspaper Archive — includes Berkshire papers from 1770 onwards. Now has 11.9 million pages, from 518 old newspaper titles.
Ancestry — search WORLDWIDE resources — not just UK records. New Yorkshire collections just added
With informed help and advice on how to search online resources effectively.
Open to all, the Centre is in Reading, next to Berkshire Record Office—home of original records of the pre-1974 Royal County—including those of Vale of the White Horse and North Berkshire. FREE on-site parking
Berkshire Baptisms CD ◊ Details of content and coverage
Berkshire Marriages Third Edition CD ◊ Places and dates
Berkshire Burials CD ◊ Places and dates
Berkshire Maps CD OS 1881-1887 ◊ 51 maps, gazetteer and index
Berkshire and the War Second Edition ◊ Discover the impacts, home and abroad, on Berkshire men and women in the years of the First World War
Berkshire War Memorials CD ◊ Details
Berkshire Probate Index CD 1480-1857 ◊ What wills can tell you
An Historical Atlas of Berkshire ◊ read a review
Berkshire Monumental Inscriptions ◊ Places and dates
Join society volunteers to transcribe records of the pre-1974 Royal County of Berkshire. Present programme
Quality is all. What's the point of unreliable information? Or details that cannot be searched easily and accurately? Berkshire Family History Society does not publish unchecked material. And almost all Berkshire FHS CDs are fully browsable and searchable, unlike those from some other societies.
If you are willing to check transcriptions against original records held at Berkshire Record Office in Reading, or if you have experience in assembling and building CDs, the society would be pleased to hear from you. Find out what's involved
Eton College Register 1441-1698 is now online at Findmypast
page updated Monday, 12th October 2015
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