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Summary of CDs available from the Shop and other research resources

Berks FHS Berkshire Baptisms CD (available from shop):

Berks FHS Berkshire Marriages CD (available from shop) : 1580-1837

Berks FHS Berkshire Burials CD (available from shop): 1580-1925

Parish CD:

Berkshire Maps CD: Yes

Monumental Inscriptions CD:

Godfrey maps:

Berkshire Probate CD: Yes

Berkshire Overseers papers CD entries: Yes

Eureka publication (available from shop): Wokingham Union Deaths 1866-1925; Wokingham Union Miscell.

Additional Notes: Registers survive from 1705 and are mostly deposited at the Berkshire Record Office. Registers of baptisms 1937-1973, marriages 1837-1973 and burials 1925-1973, were stolen from the church in 1973. A partial photocopy of the marriage register is held at the Berkshire Record Office.

See also Arborfield Independent Chapel and Arborfield St Eligius Garrison Church.

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Berkshire Family History Society works to meet the needs of those researching their ancestry across the UK and overseas – as well as those looking for former relatives in historic Berkshire.  You do not need to be a member to benefit.

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  • Research Zone in central Reading that is free to use and open to all

  • Free access at The Centre for Heritage and Family History to online resources like FindMyPast, the 1939 Register, The Genealogist, the British Newspaper Archive and Ancestry (the worldwide edition)

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  • Online discussion list for members  informed answers to research queries and advice from experienced researchers

  • Members’ Area with data and other information not readily accessible elsewhere

  • Indexes and transcriptions of Berkshire’s historic records on CD — parish registers, probate documents, monumental inscriptions, maps, First World War history and more

  • Quarterly magazine, the Berkshire Family Historian, for members

  • a chance to join in project work, recording, transcribing and helping to preserve records

  • Links to the research experience, advice and support of members worldwide

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