Berkshire Marriages - 4th edition

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Berkshire Marriages Fourth Edition is now available to purchase here or face to face in The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Berkshire Record Office, or at family history fairs attended by the society.

This edition holds nearly 200,000 marriage records plus more than 22,000 banns records, transcribed from details entered in 231 parish and non-parochial registers of pre-1974 Berkshire, and one parish register from neighbouring Oxfordshire. These transcriptions name well over 800,000 people, providing a rich source of information for researchers.

The earliest records date from 1538 and the most recent are from 2010. Thirty-six parishes appear for the first time with important new marriage transcriptions, including Cholsey St Mary, Faringdon All Saints, Stanford in the Vale St Denys, Steventon St Michael & All Angels and Wallingford St Mary the More. Significant additions have also been made to Binfield All Saints, Kintbury St Mary, Newbury St Nicolas, Sunninghill St Michael and Wallingford St Leonard. There are 13 new banns transcriptions, including major additions for Kintbury St Mary, Reading Greyfriars and Reading St Mary (The Minster).

Volunteers undertake transcribing on behalf of Berkshire Family History Society. Work will continue until all available Berkshire Marriages have been recorded.

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Transcriptions often reveal vital detail, not just of brides and grooms but about parents, witnesses – often relatives – and of ages, occupations, addresses and additional register notes.  Later entries usually give more information that their 16th and 17th century counterparts. Full details of parishes and periods covered can be found at www.berksfhs.org.uk

Berkshire Record Office (Reading) holds original parish registers for the pre-1974 county of Berkshire (including the Vale of the White Horse).

Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre (Chippenham) holds surviving early Bishops’ Transcripts for Berkshire (to 1835) many of which were orginally transcribed by Roger Blackman where the original registers were deficient.

Purchase of this Berkshire Marriages CD entitles the owner to a large discount on the full price of the next edition (conditions apply).

Buy or upgrade now Society members can obtain a discount using the coupon code from their current Berkshire Family Historian