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Berkshire Monumental Inscriptions Collection Volume 3

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This latest collection of monumental inscriptions contains 4,500 names from monuments and memorials in churches and churchyards. The CD provides data from several churchyards previously only available on fiche or paper copy at the society’s library. It includes monuments at Avington, Enborne and Grove all with photographs. In addition to previous fiched data from Hungerford, Theale and Winterbourne there is new material from Grazeley and Shurlock Row. There is also material that was originally recorded in 1869 for the former Reading Baptist burial ground.


The price of the CD is £10 (with a discount available to current society members.



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This new edition contains 32,600 names and details transcribed from some 900 war memorials found across 'old' Berkshire. One hundred and fifty (150) memorials are new to this CD and all of these have accompanying colour photographs. In total, 56 per cent of memorials on the CD have one or more colour photographs included.

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Entries cover not only the First and Second World Wars but also the Boer War, Korea, Northern Ireland, the Falklands and Afghanistan.

The price of this Second Edition CD is £20 (with a discount available to current society members).

Those who purchased the First Edition CD may purchase an updated CD for just £5, (terms and conditions apply).


Welcome to the shop

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For all researchers living in Berkshire — and those genealogists and local historians with research interests in Berkshire, England.

Based at The Centre for Heritage and Family History in the centre of Reading, the shop stocks the publications of Berkshire Family History Society, and others 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 adjoining counties.

You can book online too via the shop for all events held in Reading at The Centre for Heritage and Family History. Book your place for courses, workshops, afternoon talks, guided walks, archive visits and more. You will find details of the current events programme here

From the shop you can

  • join the society as a member

  • purchase a gift subscription for a friend or relative

  • renew your membership

  • make a donation to support the charity

  • order searches of the society’s databases

Savings for society members

Members receive discounts when purchasing society products and publications, and when booking for events at The Centre for Heritage and Family History.

Enter your membership number and current coupon code at the prompt in the Checkout process, and the discount is worked out for you.

Find your discount codes in your latest copy of the Berkshire Family Historian. Read an online edition (and back issues) in the Members' Area of this website, accessible from the Home Page.

How to find items you need

  • Type your search term – eg 'workshop', ‘census’, ‘talk’, ‘Newbury’, ‘probate’ – in the search box; or
  • use the links in the listed publication categories to find what you need.

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Berkshire Probate Index

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Designed to be browsable and easy to search, this CD offers a detailed index of the impressive collection of 39,000 probate documents (date range 1480-1857) of the Archdeaconry of Berkshire.
The CD has nine finding aids, three overview datasets and holds details of 38,000 Berkshire men and women who left a will — or property to be assigned to others on their death. It gives surnames, forenames, dates of probate, occupations, place names, and document types, with extra information available in many cases.
In this context, Berkshire is the pre-1974 county, and includes the parishes of North Berkshire and those of the Vale of the White Horse.