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MEMBERS' AREA Once you have registered, you can access unique and invaluable Berkshire data, interactive maps, surname lists by publication, the best gazetteer on Berkshire and more...

DATA NOT ONLINE ANYWHERE ELSE Much of the Members' Area data is unavailable online anywhere else

MEMBERS' HANDBOOK A new and extensively revised online version is in preparation and will be published online as a PDF in the Members' Area soon


ONLINE DISCUSSION LIST Every member can (and should) sign up for this! It is  really useful if you live out of county — or out of country. Use the List, to seek advice and to ask questions on any topic (not just on Berkshire related matters). Everyone benefits this way from the very considerable collective expertise of fellow members — worldwide

MONTHLY MEETINGS in Abingdon, Bracknell, Newbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley — six ways to learn more about effective research practices and techniques, and to keep up to date on family history news. Out of county members can catch up too, with online meeting summaries in the Members' Area. Branches organise visits too.

THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET and TALK WITH OTHER RESEARCHERS whose family history interests range across the UK and, often, worldwide — not just in Berkshire

BORROW BOOKS on local and family history at meetings from branch libraries 

QUARTERLY MAGAZINE The award-winning Berkshire Family Historian, brings you an A4 magazine (40 pages, and sometimes more) packed with news, reviews and features, and a publications list. The Members' Area holds over 100 past issues

SHARED INFORMATION Share pedigree charts and surname interests

SHOP Shop online - for latest editions of key CDs like Berkshire Baptisms, Berkshire Marriages, Berkshire Burials (NEW 12th Edition just published), Berkshire Overseers' papers, Berkshire Maps, Berkshire War Memorials, Berkshire and the War and the Berkshire Probate Index plus parish register CDs and monumental inscriptions - and maps, books and local and family history publications — nearly 800 lines in all. Discounts available to current members on society publications.

 NAME SEARCH SERVICE Berkshire Name Search — a look up service (fee payable) — more details

PROJECTS Your chance to take part in society project work — on site, at Berkshire Record Office, in your own home — wherever in the world you may live. It's your chance to give something back to family history — for tomorrow's researchers.

MIs project website

Recording monumental inscriptions at Wokingham All Saints

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