Berkshire Family Historian

The quarterly journal of Berkshire Family History Society

Published for over 40 years and free to members

  • NEWS
  • BRANCH and RECORD OFFICE ACTIVITIES
  • DEVELOPMENTS IN FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
  • FEATURE ARTICLES
  • BOOK AND PRODUCT REVIEWS
  • MEMBERS' LETTERS, QUERIES and PHOTOGRAPHS
  • MEMBERS’ SURNAME INTERESTS

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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.

The society offers:

  • 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)

  • Regular free help and advice sessions

  • Meetings in Abingdon, BracknellNewbury, Reading, Windsor and Woodley — open to everyone

  • 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

  • Opportunities to volunteer and so help others with their family history