Berkshire Registrars

Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages for Berkshire

These contacts may help you when you want to obtain copy certificates of Births, Marriages and Deaths from local registrars, rather than from General Register Office (GRO) records.

Remember that local registrars have their own indexes to historic local life events. They cannot provide copy certificates from the  national GRO references.

Find local references for many life events registered in the Bradfield and Reading Registration Districts on the Berkshire BMD website.


Details are given for Register Offices in Berkshire's six unitary authorities  and for those in adjoining Registration Districts. Addresses and phone numbers can and do change. Directories and many websites frequently carry incorrect details. Registrars may visit other locations (libraries, hospitals) by appointment. Such places may be listed as 'offices' in some directories and websites. Your first enquiries should always be directed to the Register Offices listed below.

Page last reviewed and revised 1st May 2019

UK BMD identifies Registration Districts for Berkshire from July 1837 to the present. Districts were also used administratively to compile census returns for the years 1851 to 1911. Registration Districts in Berkshire

Click on a District in the list on that web page to find individual towns and villages covered, with applicable dates.

These are the locations and contact details for present day register offices that cover the historic Royal County of Berkshire.

Abingdon Roysse Court, Bridge Street, Abingdon, OX14 3HU 0345-241-2489*
Basingstoke The Goldings, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AN 0300 555 1392
Bracknell Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell RG12 1JD 01344-352000 (Customer Services)
Didcot 197 Broadway, Didcot, OX11 8RU 0345-241-2489*
Henley 68 Northfield End, Henley, RG9 2JN 0345-241-2489*
Newbury (West Berkshire) Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR 01635 279 230
Oxfordshire Oxfordshire Registrars, Tidmarsh Lane, Oxford OX1 1NS 0345-241-2489*
Reading The Registration Service is based at The Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU

0118 937 3787 (general enquiries)

0118 937 3533

Slough The Curve, William Street, Slough SL1 1XY 01753 787 600
Surrey Six register offices cover the county. This link has details
Windsor & Maidenhead Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF 01628 796 422
Wokingham Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN 0118 974 6554
  * common number for Oxfordshire's Register Offices  
These details last reviewed and revised 1st May 2019

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