Computer Suite.

  • seven computers with broadband access

  • FREE ACCESS TO FindMyPastwhich contains some of the society's Berkshire transcriptions. Content from the former Origins site is also being added progressively to Findmypast.

  • FREE ACCESS TO Ancestry Library Edition enabling worldwide research and containing family trees too.

  • FREE ACCESS TO the British Newspaper Archive and over 10.6 million pages from nearly 400 old newspaper titles across the UK

  • FREE ACCESS TO The Genealogist which has some unique resources not available online anywhere else

These subscription services are available on a walk-in basis and are FREE to use


Berkshire software resources

  • Berkshire Name Search, a master index of names (forename and surname) found in society datasets

  • The Berkshire Baptisms, Berkshire Marriages, and Berkshire Burials datasets can also be accessed at the Research Centre. Details of their current content and parish coverage can be found on the Projects page of this website.

  • Berkshire Baptisms currently holds 160,000 baptisms and 477,000 names from 58 parishes

  • Berkshire Marriages currently holds 170,000 marriages and 525,000 names (including witnesses, fathers' details etc) from over 170 parishes 

  • Berkshire Burials has over 831,000 entries from more than 250 of Berkshire's churchyards, cemeteries and crematoria

 You can purchase the CDs at the Research Centre and from the bookshop

  • Berkshire Strays Index, a dataset of over 20,000 Berkshire people recorded outside the county, including those in censuses between 1841 and 1901

  • Berkshire Miscellaneous Index, a dataset of over 100,000 names from assorted sources and individual submissions

Other electronic databases

  • Local trade directories from 1830 onwards

  • Parish register transcriptions

  • Berkshire overseers’ papers — 1601-1834

  • Berkshire monumental inscriptions and war memorials

  • National Burial Index, Third Edition a 'lucky dip' of over 18 million records from nearly 50 English and Welsh counties - but certainly not from all of them!

You can also use the computers to view a range of CDs, containing data from other counties, and UK and international data.

You can print out your findings for a small charge per printed page.

page last reviewed and revised Saturday 28th March 2015

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