Looking for help with your family history research?

Use our 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 and you'll soon discover if we have the tool to break down your brick wall

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How to get started

Guides from experienced Berkshire family historians about how to start your research

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Berkipedia

Surnames, Places, Poor Law Unions, Churches, Cemeteries, Burial Grounds and a Dictionary - indexed for easy access

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About Historic Berkshire

An introduction to the Royal County of Berkshire, dating from the 7th Century, and home to the iconic Windsor Castle

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Newspapers

A rich source of detail for local and family historians

 

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Berkshire FHS CDs

Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Monumental Inscriptions, Probate - millions of searchable records

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Remembrance

Monumental Inscriptions - Photos of the county's War Memorials

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Microfiche

Over 5,000 fiches containing content from all over the UK.  View the catalogue

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Public Archives

Record & Register Offices, Libraries & Museums

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GENUKI

A virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to "Historic" Berkshire

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Berkshire Name Search

Let our volunteers help you with your name searches

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Berkshire and the First World War

Indexes to the pictorial records of people, locations, military units and civilian organisations

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Hospitals & institutions

Brief histories of Fairmile and Broadmoor Hospitals

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Useful websites

A collection of websites that you will find useful for family history research

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