Computer Suite.

  • seven computers with broadband access

  • four computers set up for Ancestry Library Edition containing family trees and global datasets including the UK. Two of these computers also allow access to the Origins website containing The National Wills Index

  • two computers set up with FindMyPast (FMP) mainly UK orientated and containing some Berkshire datasets

  • two computers giving access to the British Newspaper Archive

  • all computers allow access to locally held data on Berkshire and many other English counties.

All subscription websites are available on a walk-in basis. A nominal user charge is made for access of £1 per one-hour session (or part-session). This helps to offset costs of providing these resources.


Berkshire software resources

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

  • Berkshire Marriages, a limited dataset, with over 100,000 entries from pre-1837 parish registers. Early entries give groom, bride and date only. Later entries include parish and whether married by licence.) Please note that this dataset does not contain all of the entries in the Berkshire Marriages CD, Second Edition which holds details of 450,000 people

  • Berkshire Burials, like Berkshire Marriages this dataset, while extensive, does not contain all of the entries in the Berkshire Burials CD, 11th Edition which has over 831,000 entries from over 250 of Berkshire's churchyards, cemeteries and crematoria


You can purchase the CDs 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 —pre-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 not all of them!

  • LDS Vital Records Indexes for the UK and some other parts of Europe

  • Census returns of 1861, 1871 and 1891 for some counties including London (1891) that can help you to find those elusive enumerators' entries that Ancestry has transcribed incorrectly!
  • 1881 UK census return including Channel Isles, and Royal Navy

You can also use the computers to view a wide 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 Friday 14 March 2014

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