Berkshire Registrars

Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Berkshire

These contacts may help you when you want to obtain copy certificates of Births, Marriages and Deaths from local registrars, rather than from General Register Office (GRO) records.

Remember that local registrars use their own indexes to historic events, not GRO references.

You can find local references for many life events first registered in the Bradfield and Reading Registration Districts on the Berkshire BMD website.


Details are given for Register Offices in Berkshire's six unitary authorities  and those for adjoining registration districts. Addresses and phone numbers can and do change. Directories and many websites often carry incorrect details. Registrars may visit other locations (libraries, hospitals) by appointment. Such places may be listed as 'offices' in some directories and websites. Your first enquiries should always be directed to the Register Offices listed below.

Page last reviewed and revised 29th September 2015

GENUKI (UK and Ireland Genealogy) has a page that shows civil registration districts in Berkshire from July 1837. The districts were also used to compile census returns for the years 1851 to 1911. Registration Districts in Berkshire

The table below gives locations and contact details for present day register offices that cover the historic Royal County of Berkshire.

Abingdon Roysse Court, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HU 01235 520 156
Basingstoke The Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AN 0300 555 1392
Bracknell Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell RG12 1JD 01344-352052
Didcot 197 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RU 0845-129-5900
Henley 68 Northfield End, Henley, RG9 2JN 0845-129-5900
Newbury (West Berkshire) Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR 01635 279 230
Oxfordshire Oxfordshire Registrars, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford OX1 1NS 0845 129 5900
Reading Yeomanry House, Castle Hill, Reading, RG1 7TA 0118 937 3533
Slough The Centre, Farnham Rd, Slough SL1 4UT 01753 787 600
Surrey Six register offices cover the county. This link has details
Windsor & Maidenhead Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF 01628 796 422
Wokingham Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1WH 0118 974 6554
Page last reviewed and revised 29th September 2015

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