Berkshire Family History

This section is dedicated to Berkshire Family History Resources and Genealogy in the County of Berkshire, England, UK.  We’ll be adding Genealogical Resources useful for anyone researching Berks Family History and Berks Ancestors.  They’ll be direct links to Berkshire Parish Records Online including Berkshire Births, Marriages and Deaths records. We’ll also be including direct links to local historic newspapers for the Berkshire region. These Berkshire newspaper records can contain much valuable historic information on families and individuals.

Berkshire Family History Society

This is an active Family History society for the people of Berkshire.  With around 2000 members and regular events it’s well worth joining.  They hold regular meetings across the county of Berkshire and weekly Family History Advice sessions at various libraries including Newbury Library, Bracknell Library and Wokingham Library.  They also run a Family History Centre in Reading, with excellent internet facilities and access to census records and other Family History records.

Berkshire Record Office

This also offers very useful Family History Resources and the opportunity of visiting them at their centre in Reading, Berks.  Lots of Birth, Marriage and Death Records, Parish Records and use of internet facilities for census records etc.

Births, Marriages and Deaths

Here are some direct links to Berkshire BMD records:

Berkshire Baptisms – 1538-1928
– from 43 Berkshire, England Parishes
Berkshire Marriages – 1538-1927
– from 97 Berkshire, England Parishes
Berkshire Burial Records -1536-1952
– from 175 Berkshire, England Parishes

Berkshire Newspaper Archives

Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspapers can be an invaluable information resource for Family Historians. Information can often be found on these archives that is not available in Parish Records, or Censuses. At Family History we are able to provide a direct link to Berkshire Newspaper Archives from a variety of newspapers, covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic Berkshire Newspapers and time periods covered:

Berkshire Newspaper Archives – historic newspaper records in the Berkshire area

– Records and news from 3 different newspapers which are below:

Local newspaper recordsRecord years
Reading Mercury1770-1776
1778-1801
1811
1820
1829-1876
1878-1890
1892-1895
1897-1903
1911
1914-1918
1939
Berkshire Chronicle1825-1909
Windsor and Eton Express1812-1871
1876