Research Centre opening hours.

The society’s Family History Research Centre at Yeomanry House in Reading (next to Berkshire Record Office) offers you an unparalleled set of resources for genealogy and family history research - whether you are searching for ancestors  internationally, nationally, or even locally.


Online resources like such as Findmypast, The 1939 Register, The Genealogist, The British Newspaper Archive and the worldwide edition of Ancestry are FREE TO USE

Society volunteers are on hand to give research help and advice.

The Centre is normally open on:

Tuesdays from 10 am to 4 pm and from 7 pm to 9.30 pm

Wednesdays from 10 am to 4 pm

Thursdays from 10 am to 4 pm

Second Sunday each month from 11 am to 4 pm

In very rare instances, availability of volunteers may prevent opening.


After Thursday, 12th October, the society library (upstairs) will be closed to visitors.

From Thursday 16th November, the computer suite (downstairs) will close, and Yeomanry House ceases to be home to the Research Centre.

The closures are necessary because the society is relocating to Reading Central Library. All services and facilities are expected be available again for researchers' use at the library by Tuesday, 5th December.

Page reviewed and revised 2nd October 2017

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