News Stories from Berkshire Family History Society

Data Downloads

You may not be able to visit the archives but we're making our data sets more readily available.We've added another 51 data sets to the shop - in PDF format to provide choice, flexibility and instant access in how you access data for Berkshire.Your purchase is automatically fulfilled as soon as you have paid. Ts & Cs apply and these downloads are for your personal use only.Prices vary but start from just £2.00. The usual member discounts apply.Entries are presented in alphabetical and date order. View all downloads here:

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Archive Closures

As England once again goes into lockdown to try and contain the spread of Covid-19, archive repositories have announced that they will be closed for the duration.  The Berkshire Record Office hopes to reopen on 3rd December, if circumstances and legislation permits. The National Archives haven’t published a reopening date but they have announced that the monthly limit on downloading free online archives has increased from 50 to 100. So do take advantage of this great opportunity for your family research. Find out more at:

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Berkshire Echo

Hard on the heels of the last announcement about the Society of Genealogists, we have another new Journal Exchange arrangement - with the Berkshire Record Office.  Their newsletter, the "Berkshire Echo" is now available to members of Berkshire Family History Society, here You need to be logged in to view the page

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Member Interests are back!

After a brief sabbatical while we updated the website, Member Interests are back online. Collaborate with other members who are researching the same ancestors.

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Berkshire Baptisms (3rd Edition)

Over 400,000 baptisms from 156 parish and non-parochial registers of the "old" Royal County of Berkshire. Update available for first and second editions

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