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 […]
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 […]
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
The Berkshire Record Office and Ancestry have teamed up to give free access to Berkshire’s electoral registers, up to 1965, online FREE of charge
This CD lists the names of over 1600 people names and holds transcriptions of their monuments and memorials within both churches, the Baptist churchyard and joint Free Churches burial ground.
Bearwood, St. Catherine Monumental Inscriptions 1815 – 2019 CD lists the names of over 1,600 people, and holds transcriptions of their monuments and memorials within the church and churchyard. There are photographs of every extant monument and interactive plans to show the locations of the memorials.
Tiny St Nicholas Church, Sulham, was packed for the 2019 Remembrance Service where special tribute was paid to Winifred Helen Burtenshaw. The congregation heard the Revd Heather Parbury describe Winifred’s life before the outbreak of war and her subsequent service and tragic death as a VAD.
Nearly 4,000 new pages from the Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser added to the British Newspaper Archive
In the last week, nearly 4,000 new pages from the Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser added to the British Newspaper Archive.
A new digital archive will allow people to delve into the pages of Maidenhead area local history, some going back more than 200 years.
Many of you will be aware that the Register Office at Yeomanry House closed its doors for the last time at the end of November 2018. Since then the Register Office has relocated to Reading Civic Offices in Bridge Street, and been renamed Reading Registration Service. Marriages are now conducted in the Town Hall, with birth and death registrations taking place at the Register Office in the Civic Offices.
This updated version has added approx.150 more memorials including many Commonwealth war graves. Of the CD content 56% now has images including all the new memorials and many more of the Edition 1 entries. The disc provides a variety of finding aids. Edition: 2018