For family historians who live in Berkshire... and those with Berkshire ancestors
page updated Tuesday, 9th February 2016
Forty years at the forefront of family history
UNIQUE EVENTS to mark this anniversary, featuring the best in social and family history.
MONDAY 14th MARCH: Practical Conservation workshop with Linda Connell, Director, National Needlework Archive and Sue Hourigan, Senior Conservator, Berkshire Record Office. Find out more — and BOOK NOW A limited number of places remain.
WEDNESDAY, 8th JUNE — Shaw House, Newbury for an Elizabethan themed event featuring the Mary Rose. More soon.
Meetings held monthly in Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley. FREE to attend — visitors welcome
Help and advice sessions in locations across Berkshire
ist March: More Discussion Group focus on Military Matters from 7 pm at the Research Centre. All welcome
NEW IN THE MEMBERS' AREA An Index to the Feet of Fines for Berkshire (1740-1760), Electoral Register and Poll Book data.
Looks like LOOKERs, LUKERs and LIDDIARDs on the Discussion List this week.
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
ANCESTRY, FINDMYPAST, THE GENEALOGIST, THE BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE — ALL FREE to USE at the society's Family History Research Centre in Reading — so visit the Centre soon!
Society volunteers regularly help with and advise on research at Bracknell, Cippenham, Slough, Thatcham, Wokingham (and, from March, Tilehurst) libraries. See Calendar
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
FREE USE — FOUR ESSENTIAL RESOURCES
findmypast — NEW Norfolk parish records added. And many, but not all, society transcriptions of Berkshire parish records are here too.
The Genealogist — 3.6 million Norfolk parish records recently added — Searchable Tithe Maps and Schedules complete for English and Welsh counties, including Berkshire
British Newspaper Archive — over 13.1 million old newspaper pages, from 588 UK and Irish titles.
Ancestry — search WORLDWIDE resources here — not just UK records.
NEW SOUTH WALES, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, even NEWBURY... WHEREVER your ancestors came from, drop into the society's Research Centre to find them — with informed help and advice on hand if you need it.
Berkshire Baptisms CD ◊ 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 CD ◊ Impacts, home and abroad, on Berkshire's 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 ◊ Review
Berkshire Monumental Inscriptions ◊ NEW CDs
Join 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. Almost all Berkshire FHS CDs are fully browsable and searchable, unlike those of certain other societies.
If you can check transcriptions against original records at Berkshire Record Office in Reading, or have experience in assembling and building CDs, why not get in touch? Find out what's involved
Have you searched Essex Archives Online? Parish registers and wills — free to search, view images by subscription
National Archives of Ireland: search digitised wills of Irish soldiers who died while serving in the British Army
Heritage in West Berkshire Read it here
page updated Tuesday, 9th February 2016
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