For family historians who live in Berkshire... and those with Berkshire ancestors
page updated Sunday, 22nd November 2015
Berkshire Family History Society members are enjoying extra benefits in this anniversary year. Coming soon, four unique events featuring the best in social and family history. The first of these is the special Practical Conservation workshop on Monday, 14th March 2016, with Linda Connell, Director, National Needlework Archive and Sue Hourigan, Senior Conservator, Berkshire Record Office. One more date for the diary — Shaw House, Newbury — Wednesday, 8th June.
The 1939 Register is sparking lots of questions on the Discussion List
BINFIELD All Saints Parish Registers — with transcriptions and indexes of baptisms, banns, marriages and burials AND 17th century excommunicants, burial plot listing, village history and details of further sources Find out more
DRAYTON St Peter Monumental Inscriptions from church, churchyard and Municipal Cemetery, with photographs More details
BERKSHIRE MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTION: Volume 2 Contents
WHEREVER they came from the society can help you to trace them.
FREE ACCESS TO KEY ONLINE RESOURCES and help in how to use them effectively at the society's Family History Research Centre in Reading
Look for a library outreach session for advice, or try out a local meeting.
Meetings are FREE to attend — Visitors always welcome
Meetings held monthly in Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley
EXETER, EAST YORKSHIRE, even EAST HAGBORNE... WHEREVER your ancestors came from, use the society's Research Centre to find them — with informed help and advice on how to search online resources effectively.
FREE USE — FOUR KEY ONLINE TOOLS
findmypast — Recently added Surrey Military Tribunals 1915-1918, Memorial Rolls. Findmypast also has Berkshire National School Admission Registers and Log-Books 1870-1914 and many but not all of the society's transcriptions of Berkshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Have you searched The 1939 Register yet?
The Genealogist — Recently added - Outgoing passenger lists 1896-1909 with Smartsearch facilities to find families travelling together. Berkshire Tithe Apportionments too
British Newspaper Archive — Now with over 12.3 million pages, from 543 old newspaper titles. Reading Mercury, 1911 just added
Ancestry — search WORLDWIDE resources — not just UK records. New Yorkshire collections just added
The Centre is in Reading, next to Berkshire Record Office — holding original records of the pre-1974 Royal County—including those of Vale of the White Horse and North Berkshire. FREE on-site parking and FREE ACCESS
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 ◊ NEW CDs
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 can check transcriptions against original records at Berkshire Record Office in Reading, or you have experience in assembling and building CDs, why not get in touch? Find out what's involved
The society is pleased to publicise Explore Your Archive
A reminder that annual stocktaking means that Berkshire Record Office is CLOSED between 23rd November and 4th December
page updated Sunday, 22nd November 2015
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