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  • Over 250,000 baptisms
  • Over 777,000 namess
  • 102 parish and non-parochial registers of the "old" Royal County of Berkshire


Berkshire Baptisms 2nd Edition CD offers you:

  • a definitive finding aid - the Name Index by date, name or minister
  • full details in one fully searchable transcription dataset

The First Edition of Berkshire Baptisms contained transcriptions of almost 160,000 baptism entries from registers and Bishops Transcripts of 58 parishes. The new edition brings around 64 per cent more entries.

The society’s baptism project aims to deliver accurate transcriptions of baptism entries from Berkshire’s parish baptism registers (not simply an index to them). This project is ongoing and aims to eventually cover all parishes and possible event periods.

Some Bishops' Transcripts are included, especially where these entries differ from those in the original baptism register or where gaps exist in the periods covered by the register.


If you purchased an earlier edition Berkshire Marriages CD in the past few years, update your copy now — at a heavily discounted price


Summary of CD contents

Abingdon - Aldermaston Ashbury - Blewbury - Bray - Brightwell - Brimpton - Bucklebury - Burghfield - Caversham - Chieveley - Coleshill - Cookham - Crowmarsh Gifford - Cumnor - Drayton - Easthampstead - Enborne - Englefield - Finchampstead - Great Coxwell - Hampstead Norreys - Harwell - Hungerford - Hurst - Kingston Bagpuize - Kingston Lisle - Kintbury - Long Wittenham - Longworth - Newbury (Settlement Examinations) - Newnham Murren - Old Windsor - Padworth - Pangbourne - Peasemore Reading St Giles - Reading St Laurence - Reading St Mary - Shellingford - Shinfield - Sonning - Sparsholt - Stanford Dingley - Stanford in the Vale - Sulham - Sulhamstead Abbots - Sulhamstead Bannister - Sunninghill - Sutton Courtenay - Swallowfield - Thatcham - Theale - Tilehurst - Uffington - Wallingford St Mary - Wallingford St Peter

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Berkshire Family History Society

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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, Bracknell, Newbury, 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