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News flash - Search Suite

We are developing a new initiative to improve the accessibility of information from Berkshire records. Until now indexes and transcripts have been sold as fiche which are not easy to read (but cheap to produce and distribute). The drawback is that we are all reluctant to buy publications if no one of interest is included on them.

The Search Suite will gather together the range of information the Society has in electronic form. These include transcripts of parish registers, the 1851 and 1871 censuses, the Berkshire Burial and Marriage Indexes, Overseers Papers, the Berkshire Name Index and less well known documents such as police records and Birth Briefs. The indexes to this data will be available as self-search to visitors to our Research Centre, or we will conduct a postal search on your behalf. The indexes will indicate where you can find or purchase the full transcripts it will also show the quality of the data in a range from ‘unknown as supplied by a third part’ to ‘checked by Society volunteers’.

Watch this space for more information or check our website.

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