At The Centre

Jan – Mar 2020

A Potpourri of History

Five, afternoon social history talks  and four workshops

Upcoming Events

Need help with your research?

Use our NEW Research Wizard to step through the resources we have available

Our volunteers have transcribed millions of records and written reams of articles about Berkshire. Follow this guide to discover if we have the tool to break down your brick wall


Coronavirus Update

The escalating worldwide Coronavirus emergency dominates the news. Here are the society’s plans. This bulletin will be updated regularly.

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Give someone the gift of Membership

Share the joys of researching family history with a friend or family member. Purchase a Gift Membership in our shop and receive:

  • A Gift card for you to personalise
  • An Activation form for the recipient to send us
  • A Welcome note, setting out the benefits of being a society member
  • Membership will be valid from now until 30th June 2021

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What people say about us

Laura Clay

Thank you for your page on Enborne. Having ancestors there from the late 1600s I found it an interesting read. Thanks also to those who have provided transcripts to They've been a really big help in my research.


Laurence - Visitor to the Centre

I would like to thank John for taking time to help me today. Also to Ivan for his support. I was made to feel very welcome and I would like to come back to do my research. A big thanks to all.

Shop customer

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I absolutely love the new site. Simple. Clean. Professional. Easy to navigate and use. Well done!!!


"In the June [Berkshire Family History] Historian - there was an article about St Joseph's Convent School, Reading. I attended there from 1947-50, so I have relived many happy memories - thank you." Glenys

Member, York

"'The Common Ground (The story of Greenham Common)' brought back childhood memories of previous years when we visited my grandparents. Thank you for putting me in touch with the author."


Overseas Visitor to The Centre

"You are amazing. You have provided far more information than we could have ever hoped for. We are very grateful for your assistance."

A Member

I think the new web site is great and I am hoping to get back to my research now I have finally retired.