Monumental Inscriptions

The Shop contains over 20 CD's of monumental inscriptions around historic Berkshire, some of which include photographs.

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Berkshire War Memorials

The images in this section are a small sample of those included on the Berkshire War Memorials CD, Second Edition, available from the shop (click photo), covering the 'old' Royal County of Berkshire with some 900 memorials, all fully transcribed and indexed. Of these, 56 per cent have one or more associated photographs. The publication was released in November 2018 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end.

Copyright applies to all photographs used on these pages unless otherwise indicated and belongs either to an individual society member or to the society itself.

Photographs may be used for personal private research only. They may not be published elsewhere in any form (including distribution to a third party) without making written application first to the Society for permission to publish and securing authorisation. Please use the Contact Form to make a request.




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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