The Works: Berkshire Baptisms 3, Marriages 5 and Burials 13



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This bundle relates to the full-price versions of the products. To obtain discounts for verified purchases of earlier versions, please place individual orders

The CDs are published in Adobe Reader format (PDF). Should you not have Adobe Reader version 7.0 or above installed on your computer you can obtain it free from The use of PDF readers built into operating systems is not recommnded because they do not support the indexes and search facilities we have provided, resulting in a much reduced user experience.

Berkshire Baptisms – 3rd Edition

The Baptisms CD has transcriptions of over 400,000 baptism records from 156 parish and non-parochial registers in the pre-1974 County of Berkshire. Dates range from 1538 to 2006.  It includes three finding aids: Name Index; Name by Date and Officiating Ministers.

The coverage of the CD can be found here (PDF)

Berkshire Marriages (incl Banns) – 5th Edition

This 2023 Edition holds nearly 227,000 marriage records plus more than 44,000 banns records transcribed from details entered in 237 parish and non-parochial registers of pre-1974 Berkshire and one of Oxfordshire. These transcriptions name well over 1 million people, providing a rich source of information for researchers. The earliest records date from 1536 and the most recent are from 2010. The number of marriages in parish datasets range from one in Ascot Baptist, Pangbourne United Reform and Uffington Baptist Churches to over 13,000 in Reading St Giles whilst the number of banns ranges from 10 in Inglesham St John the Baptist to 10,912 in Reading St Giles. This edition adds more than 32,000 new marriages and over 21,000 new banns.

Twenty-six parishes appear for the first time with important new marriage transcriptions, including: Bracknell Holy Trinity, Caversham St John, Cold Ash St Mark, Hagbourne St Andrew, Hermitage Holy Trinity, Hinton Waldrist St Margaret, Slough URC, Wokingham St Paul, Wokingham St Sebastian, and Wytham All Saints. Significant additions have also been made to Didcot All Saints, East Hendred St Augustine of Canterbury, Farringdon All Saints, Greenham St Mary, Hampstead Norreys St Mary, Harwell St Mathew, Hungerford St Lawrence, Longcot St Mary, Newbury St Nicolas, Stanford in the Vale St Denys, Sutton Courtenay All Saints, Tilehurst St George, Wantage SS Peter & Paul, and Winkfield St Mary. There are 13 new banns transcriptions, including major additions for Bearwood St Catherine, Hurst St Mary, Newbury St Nicolas, Reading St Giles, and Reading St Mark.

These tables give details of the coverage for each parish/register on the Berkshire Marriages Fifth Edition CD in terms of earliest and latest years included, and number of transcriptions included.

Berkshire Burials – 13th Edition

About Berkshire Burials (13th Edition 2022)

  • 13th Edition  CD
  • over 944,000 transcriptions (not an index)
  • nearly 290 churchyards, cemeteries, burial grounds and workhouses
  • 53,000 more entries than 12th Edition
  • covers ALL of ‘old’ Berkshire
  • updates available for 10th, 11th and 12th editions

Berkshire Burials 13th Edition CD offers you:

  • a definitive finding aid – the Name Index
  • two fully searchable transcription datasets – Place by date – and Place by name
  • both datasets give you additional information for burials in all parts of the old Royal County of Berkshire

Original parish registers for Berkshire (including almost all of those for areas such as Abingdon, and the Vale of the White Horse — parishes today given a county designation of “Oxfordshire”) are deposited at the Berkshire Record Office, in Reading. Here you can check your discoveries against primary sources and other parish documents.

Additional information

Weight 230 g