For family historians living in Berkshire... and those with Berkshire ancestors
page updated Saturday, 28th March 2015
The society is at the NEC in Birmingham in April for this key event in the UK family history calendar. Visit the Berkshire FHS stand in the family history society section. The event runs from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th April from 9.30 until 17.30 daily. More information
Help with your family history research
WHEREVER they came from find them at Berkshire's foremost facility for family history research — the society's Research Centre in Reading. Open to all, and with FREE ACCESS TO KEY ONLINE RESOURCES and informed help in how to use them most effectively in your own family history research.
Tuesday, 31st March — drop in advice at Wokingham library
Tuesday, 7th April — Discussion Group - Criminal Records
In Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley. Visitors always welcome A look ahead to April's programme
Windsor Meeting 31st March Unusual resources
Newbury Meeting 8th April Manor Court Rolls
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MANCHESTER, MIDDLESEX, even MAIDENHEAD ...WHEREVER they came from, you can find them at the society's Research Centre in Reading. Open to everyone with FREE ACCESS TO KEY ONLINE RESOURCES and informed help in how to use them most effectively. Search:
The Genealogist — NEW — first Tithe Maps online (Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Middlesex and Surrey) and tithe apportionment records
findmypast — NEW — Royal Artillery records and Trinity House calendars — and findmypast has many Berkshire Baptisms, Marriages and Burials transcriptions too
British Newspaper Archive— 10.6 million pages, from 397 old UK newspaper titles, including Berkshire papers. RECENT ADDITION Reading Mercury, 1787
Ancestry — where you can search WORLDWIDE resources — not just 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 too
Tuesday, 7th April — Research Centre Discussion Group The group looks at criminal records and how to find the black sheep in your family. Open to all
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 use 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
Have you searched the Prisoners of the First World War records on the International Committee of the Red Cross website?
Look forward to the 1939 Register — a new resource for 20th century research
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