For family historians living in Berkshire... and those with Berkshire ancestors
page updated Monday, 6th July 2015
Now is the ideal time to join the society. The membership year is from 1st July. Don't wait — join today. Membership to 30th June 2016
Membership renewals should have been completed by 1st July. The June copy of the Berkshire Family Historian contained your renewal form.
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This summer sees the return of the popular television series.
Could you be the next Historian editor?
If you enjoy working with words, shaping and polishing text, you would find producing the society's quarterly journal, the Berkshire Family Historian, a rewarding and stimulating experience. If you are confident using DTP software, you might gain extra satisfaction from piecing page layouts together too.
Ideal candidates would combine both attributes — but don't rule yourself out if your talents lean more in one direction than the other.
WHEREVER they came from the society can help you to find them. Use the Research Centre in Reading, come to a library drop-in or why not try out a local society meeting? FREE ACCESS TO KEY ONLINE RESOURCES and informed advice on how to get the most from them.
Tuesday, 14th July — drop in advice at Bracknell library
Tuesday, 28th July— drop in advice at Wokingham library
Branches in Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley. Visitors always welcome
RICHMOND, RUTLAND, even READING ...WHEREVER they came from, use the society's Research Centre in Reading to find them.
Open to all. FREE ACCESS TO KEY ONLINE RESOURCES and informed advice on how to get the best from them.
The Genealogist — NEW — Railway workers' records + Berkshire Tithe Apportionments
findmypast — NEW — Many new criminal records added and findmypast offers Berkshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials transcriptions too
British Newspaper Archive— 11.1 million pages, from 436 old UK newspaper titles, including Berkshire newspapers from 1770 onwards
Ancestry — search WORLDWIDE resources — not simply UK records
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
NEW 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
NEW Berkshire and the War Second Edition ◊ More
NEW 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
A completed project between The National Maritime Museum, The National Archives and the Crew List Index Project (CLIP) means that you can search online for details from surviving First World War Merchant Navy crew lists for 1915. Search for details of 36,000 voyages, and names and personal details of 750,000 seamen.
Search London's Electoral Registers (1847-1913) on FamilySearch
page updated Monday, 6th July 2015
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