Welcome to the shop


For family historians who live in Berkshire — and genealogists and local historians with research interests in England's Royal County.

Based at The Centre for Heritage and Family History in central Reading, the Shop stocks publications of Berkshire Family History Society, (and those of other organisations) in electronic, print and microform formats. These include transcriptions, indexes, general and local guides for family historians, maps and a selection of local history books for Berkshire and its adjoining counties.

From the shop, you can:

Join the society
Join today for the new membership year that started on 1st July

Renew your membership Renew today for the new membership year 2019/2020

Book your place for events at The Centre for Heritage and Family History. You need to book for courses, workshops, talks, walks, and visits. These events are very popular. Numbers are limited. Current events programme

Purchase a publication

Order a database search

Make a donation to support the work of the charity


Savings for Members

Members can make useful savings when buying society publications, and when booking their own places for events at The Centre for Heritage and Family History.

Put in your membership number and the up to date coupon code when prompted in the Checkout process, and the saving is worked out for you.

Find the Codes in the latest Berkshire Family Historian, the society magazine. Read a sample edition here Registered users can read the latest edition, and back issues, in the Members' Area.

How to find items

How to place your order

Choose your product(s), add to your shopping cart and go to Checkout.

Do this however you intend to pay for your purchase.

Checkout is a four step process:

  1. Confirm your details and the delivery address;

  2. Choose how you want your purchase to be sent to you;

  3. Decide how you wish to pay for your purchase.

    You can pay online, with a debit or credit card; or you can pay by posting a sterling cheque for your product(s) plus any post and packing charge, and

  4. Complete and confirm your order, noting terms and conditions

If you need more information, email the Shop This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or write to BerksFHS Shop at this address


Postage (current Royal Mail prices) is worked out automatically according to total packed weight of item(s) ordered and your chosen delivery method.

The Shop places four ‘cookies’ on your web browser – for your shopping cart, session identifier, type size and previous page. This process is described under the privacy link at the foot of this page. If you are unhappy with this, close your browser window and use the browser tools to remove the cookies. BUT — if you do this — you will be unable to use the online shop and will have to contact the society for a summary publication list.

Page reviewed 5th July 2019